Last we heard from Murfreesboro’s The Schwa, they were releasing their MTSU recordings from Studio D in the form of the Bound to Happen EP. Today they’re releasing a brand new track – “Stuck in the Middle” from a new forthcoming EP set for release this Summer.
The track builds upon the sound and swagger of the previous EP, evoking sneering BritRock bands like Artic Monkeys or Nothing But Thieves. That’s not to say they don’t have their own thing going but if you need a touchstone for a jumping off point, that’s an appropriate place to start.
They stepped up their production on this one as well. There’s plenty of subtle layered vocals, small warbles on the guitar and just enough flourishes to give you something new on a relisten. It’s energetic, memorable and an excellent taste of what’s in store for their future release.