Schwervon! is a two piece American band born on the Lower East Side of New York City. Nan Turner (Nan & The One Night Stands) plays drums. Matthew Roth (Major Matt Mason USA) plays guitar. They both sing. Their band name is taken from the warped abbreviation of an urban slang, meaning: “to do something well in one’s own way or in a unique manner, usually involving members of the opposite sex.”
Schwervon! have been described as Antifolk, Minimalist Rock, Noise Pop, DIY, and even 90’s Indie Revivalist. Their longish career spans five albums and three seven inches. Schwervon! are a perpetual experiment between a drumset, a guitar, a couple and a song. But a particular reaction to their music has remained consistent, as David Gedge of The Wedding Present so eloquently put it: “I’m not sure how just two people manage to make such a big sound!”
“…takes the listener on a delightful journey onto the other side of pop, a place where creation and contagion can continue to peacefully co-exist.
– God Is In the TV A Side: Blood Eagle
B Side: Wrath Of Angels
Schwervon! have toured the world and shared the stage with The Vaselines, Belle and Sebastian, Guided By Voices, The Wedding Present, The Thermals, Kimya Dawson, R. Ring (Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery), Speedy Ortiz, Jeffrey Lewis, Wussy, and other luminaries.
In 2012 Nan and Matt moved from NYC to Shawnee, Kansas where they presently call home.