The Swells are a five-piece, surf-jazz group, from the San Fernando Valley, CA; The band formed in 2014 playing backyard shows as a drum/guitar combo, before evolving into a full five piece band. From the release of their debut album in June 2017, which featured solo artist Cuco, The Swells have established a sound drawn from the styles of Chicano Batman, Jack White, BADBADNOTGOOD as well as traditional acts such as Charles Mingus and Chet Baker. Following a Christmas single, an EP, an LP and the launch of a record label in 2018; The Swells are now working on their second studio album set to be released in the Fall of 2019....
Their audience expands all over California. Their college-playing experience includes universities such as LMU, CSUN, UCLA, UCSB, and UCB. Playing iconic staples such as The Smell and The Troubadour has allowed them to bring their fans from backyards to bigger stages.
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