1717 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90026

Hell Ya! is proud to present Adam Franklin of Swervedriver & The Bolts of Melody Sunday January 17th at Spaceland!

Joining Adam will be Rabbits featuring Jack Burnside of Mezzanine Owls, and The Arms.

Tickets are available at Ticketweb for $10 and will be sold for $12 DOS.



It’s not like Adam Franklin sat idle from 1999 to mid-2008, when his band Swervedriver was on an extended hiatus (the boys got back together to play some gigs and a little festival called Coachella). He had his Toshack Highway folky/electronic/what-the-hell hybrid in the interim, and lately he’s been hanging out with Interpol’s Sam Fogarino recording as Magnetic Morning. Oh, and he’s got his Bolts of Melody backing band fleshing out his numbers under his very own given name. And it is this incarnation that brings us Spent Bullets, his second “solo” full-length record.

Franklin has always had a near supernatural grace with melody, and this record is no exception. Sure, it has Swervedriver fuzzed-out crushing wall of sound rock ‘n’ roll moments, opening with the quick slap of “Surge” and cropping up again in the noisy stack at the end of “Autumn Leaf.” But if you are looking for SWD, just pick up the re-releases of Mezcal Head and Raise. The lure of Spent Bullets is that Franklin manages to create walls of lush texture, not noise, and spins melodies that wrap like satin ribbons around your body. The languid and languorous guitars and rhythms are liquid and seductive. – Prefix Mag

Added by rockinsider on January 5, 2010