Can’t Swim announce sophomore record This Too Won’t Pass, release video for new track “My Queen”

Photo by: Mitchell Wojcik

Official press release:

Can’t Swim have announced their sophomore album, This Too Won’t Pass, which will be released on November 16 through Pure Noise Records. The first single and music video for “My Queen” was also released today and can be seen here:

This Too Won’t Pass is a brutally honest album made by people for whom music means everything and want their music to mean the same to others. In the ten tracks that make up the album, Can’t Swim are able to articulate our struggles with the people, places and events that continue to shape our lives and scrape our hearts.

During the recording process, lead vocalist and guitarist Chris LoPorto found himself gravitating towards the meaning of the word ‘evil’; a catch-all word that summarized the malevolence he felt about a number of elements in his life, be it the events of a past he continues to be governed by, and the wrongdoing he’s observed in his immediate surroundings and society as a whole.

LoPorto explains:

“Problems haunt you, infect you, and in time become a part of who you are. You might find ways to distract yourself or try and forget but every time you look in the mirror you’ll only see reminders of what you hate. Evil surrounds us and in time, becomes a part of who we are. Let this band be a reminder of that.”

This Too Won’t Pass is now available for pre-order. When pre-ordered digitally, fans will receive and instant grat download of “My Queen”.

Can’t Swim will embark on an upcoming winter tour with Trophy Eyes, Seaway, Microwave, and Hot Mulligan. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at A full list of cities and venues they will hit can be found below.

This Too Won’t Pass track listing:

1. “What Have We Done”
2. “My Queen”
3. “sometimes you meet the right people at the wrong times”
4. “Hell In A Handbasket”
5. “Congratulations, Christopher Hodge”
6. “Malicious 444”
7. “Not The Way It Was”
8. “Amnesia 666”
9. “Daggers”
10. “Winter of Cicada”

11/15 – Los Angeles, CA | The Teregram Ballroom
11/16 – Anaheim, CA | Chain Reaction
11/17 – Mesa, AZ | Nile Half House
11/19 – Dallas, TX | RBC Dallas
11/20 – Austin, TX | Come And Take It Live
11/21 – Houston, TX | Studio at Warehouse Live
11/23 – Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade
11/24 – Margate, FL | O’Malley’s
11/25 – Orlando, FL | Soundbar
11/27 – Greensboro, NC | The Blind Tiger
11/28 – Washington DC | Rock & Roll Hotel
11/29 – Philadelphia, PA | First Unitarian Church
11/30 – Allston, MA | Brighton Music Hall
12/01 – New York, NY | Le Poisson Rouge
12/02 – Toronto, ON | The Opera House
12/04 – Buffalo, NY | Rec Room
12/05 – Detroit MI | Magic Stick
12/06 – Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
12/07 – Chicago, IL | The Bottom Lounge
12/08 – St. Louis, MO | Fubar
12/09 – Springfield, MO | Outland Ballroom
12/11 – Denver, CO | Marquis Theater
12/12 – Salt Lake City, UT | Kilby Court
12/14 – Seattle, WA | El Corazon
12/15 – Portland, OR | Hawthorne Theatre
12/17 – Sacramento, CA | Holy Diver
12/18 – Berkeley, CA | Cornerstone

Can’t Swim is:

Chris LoPorto – lead vocals and guitar
Mike Sanchez – guitar
Danny Rico – guitar
Greg Devitt – bass