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Can’t Swim Releases Straightforward Track, “No Backbone”

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[Photo via Artists’ Instagram, by: Casey Doran]

Sometimes you just need to be straightforward. That’s exactly what Can’t Swim accomplishes across their new song, “No Backbone.” The track taps into a quick-paced pop-punk sound while still holding onto the New Jersey acts post-hardcore instrumentation.

Singer Chris LoPorto says that the single was written quickly, but the band still went back to check their work. “Once we finished it, we went back a few times to see if we should add a part or bring more instrumentation/layers to the mix, but whatever we did seemed to take away from the song rather than add to it.”

He continues, “As time goes on I think as a band we are more and more drawn to do what excites us creatively in that moment and to do things we haven’t done before.”

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Creating something more impulsively allows for more organic emotions to blossom through without a filter. LoPorto acknowledges that their approach to making this song wasn’t “reinventing the wheel” but allowing raw feelings to trickle out with very literal lyricism to back it up. He concludes that this method “feels new and fresh for us to put out. ‘All Killer, No Filler’ as Elton John once said.” 

To be blunt, it’s a short, bittersweet tune that reflects on past habits, heartbreak, and reflection that is a certified banger to blast this summer.

Fans can catch the act co-headling with Belmont and Capstan as support this summer. Grab tickets on their site and check out where they’re stopping below.

Tour Dates:

  • May 18—Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
  • May 19—Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
  • May 21—Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
  • May 22—Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
  • May 23—Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedrafts
  • May 24—Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground
  • May 25—Akron, OH @ Musica
  • May 26—Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
  • May 28—Nashville, TN @ The End
  • May 29—St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
  • May 31—Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
  • June 1—San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
  • June 2—Houston, TX @ Secret Group
  • June 4—Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
  • June 6—Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
  • June 7—Las Vegas, NV @ American Legion Post 8
  • June 8—Fresno, CA @ Strummers
  • June 9—Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
  • June 11—Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
  • June 12—Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Roseville
  • June 14—Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
  • June 15—Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
  • June 16—Boise, ID @ Nuerolux
  • June 19—Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
  • June 21—Kansas City, MO @ The Rino
  • June 22—Springfield, MO @ The Riff
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