New Jersey rock band, Can’t Swim, announced their fourth full-length studio album, ‘Thanks But No Thanks,’ arriving on March 3rd via Pure Noise Records. ‘Thanks But No Thanks’ highlights the evolution of Can’t Swim as a band. What once were presented as insurmountable obstacles on previous albums are now framed as hard-but-necessary lessons that need confronting to move forward and grow, calling upon new levels of resolve and strength to dull down life’s demons. Through it all, the band has been able to truly block out the noise and let their conscience resonate loudest of all.
Speaking on the making of the album, lead singer Chris LoPorto says: “This was honestly the most fun we’ve ever had making an album. We’ve reached a point as a band where we’re able to stop overthinking and instead just do what feels right. I think it’s brought a lot of joy back into our music.”
To celebrate, the band shares a brand new single ‘Me Vs Me Vs All Of Y’all.’ The upbeat, pop rock anthem is a reflection on the past 7 years of the band and the life lessons learned along the way. The song also comes with an accompanying music video. Directed by Danny Rico and Mike Brown, the clip is a nod to the day-one fans and new fans that have supported the band throughout the years.
“‘Me Vs Me Vs All Of Y’all. is one of the more personal songs I’ve ever written. Though the music is upbeat and poppy sounding, the lyrics talk about questioning my life and the decisions I’ve made,” says LoPorto. “Looking back on the last 7 years of being in Can’t Swim and asking myself if there was a better way. Listing a few of my favorite artists and comparing myself to their success. Missing my little cousins grow up, my friends getting married, and being broke as fuck haha. Also exposing that it isn’t so glamorous constantly being on stage and seeing every mistake you make through the camera lens of strangers.”
‘Thanks But No Thanks’ tracklisting:
01. Nowhere, Ohio
02. “Can You Help Me?”
03. Me vs Me vs All Y’All
04. Met U The Day The World Ended
05. Yer Paradox I’m Paradigm
06. I Heard They Found You Face Down Inside Your Living Room
08. I’ve Never Paid A Toll On The Garden State Parkway
09. Even My Anger Has Issues
10. Thx But No Thx