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 just released a new 2 song 7″ record on Pavement/ Silver Jews member Bob Nastanovich’s Broker’s Tip Label. The record was released in the US and UK on September 22nd in collaboration with Sea Records. Blood Eagle has already been played on Mark Riley’s BBC6 Radio Show. It has also appeared on these UK Blogs: God Is In the TV & Something Good.
This 7″ as well as the last full length album, entitled Courage, was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee with Doug Easley (Cat Power, Pavement, Breeders). Guest artists on Courage include Frances McKee (The Vaselines, Sunny Moon) and Dave Shouse (Grifters, Those Bastard Souls).
Schwervon! have toured the world and shared the stage with The Vaselines, Belle and Sebastian, Thurston Moore, Guided By Voices, The Wedding Present, The Thermals, Kimya Dawson, R. Ring (Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery), Jeffrey Lewisand other luminaries.
In 2012 Nan and Matt moved from NYC to Shawnee, Kansas where they presently call home.