New Jersey’s Can’t Swim, released their fourth full-length studio album, ‘Thanks But No Thanks,’ via Pure Noise Records. The record is now available on all streaming platforms.
Speaking on the album release, lead singer Chris LoPorto says, “‘Thanks But No Thanks’ is my favorite Can’t Swim release to date. Not because I think the songs are better compared to our other records – I’m proud of all the stuff we’ve done – but it has made me fall back in love with music and especially making it with my band. Art is a funny thing, as soon as it starts to feel like your job the enjoyment and excitement of it all can severely decrease, this album did the complete opposite for me. This record marks 7 years of putting out music and it made me feel like we are just getting started. Love y’all.”
Over these past seven years, Can’t Swim have stretched their wings dabbling in everything from frantic hardcore to ethereal indie, but found their way back to their musical home. There is a joy sprinkled in between the self-referential wryness found in the lyrics on the record, along with a finely tuned melodic edge that balances out the band’s more brooding nature.
‘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.
To celebrate, the band shares a brand new single and video ‘Can You Help Me?.’ Directed by guitarist Danny Rico, the clip is a one-take shot of the band performing the track in the back of a truck as LoPorto combs through signs of key lyrics.
“‘‘Can You Help Me?.’ is a song about a friend of mine that passed away while they were in prison,” shares LoPorto. “It’s a somewhat short story of our relationship, when we met, where I was in my life at that time, and being along with them while they struggled with their addiction. Being at their funeral and talking to them through the glass, a song about regret but also recollection of the impact they had on my life, good and bad.”
‘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
You can also catch the band on their North American tour. Check the dates below.