Critically acclaimed Los Angeles band JOHNNYSWIM—led by husband-and-wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano—unveil their third full-length album, MOONLIGHT [Britannia Row Recordings/BMG], on April 19. This marks the group’s first release under their newly minted deal with Britannia Row Recordings and BMG.
Throughout 2018, JOHNNYSWIM carefully crafted what would become the new album alongside GRAMMY®Award-winning producer and songwriter Malay [Frank Ocean, Sam Smith], working out of both his Brooklyn apartment and his recently opened Britannia Row Recordings studio in Hollywood. Together, they expanded the band’s musical palette, while honing its signature songwriting. Invariably inspired by the final product, Malay went on to sign them to Britannia Row Recordings as well.
Introducing the record, JOHNNYSWIM shares the first single, “BRIDGES” today.Driven by a robust guitar riff and propulsive percussion, Amanda and Abner congregate on an uplifting harmony that’s as fresh as it is fiery. Elsewhere on the 12-track collection, warm acoustic plucking and a thick groove underscore the chant of “Say What You Will,” while “Amanda” serves as a tender letter from husband to wife. Meanwhile, legendary crooner Michael McDonald lends his immortal wail to downright anthemic “The Last Time.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
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To celebrate the impending arrival of the album, JOHNNYSWIM reveal extensive tour plans for 2019. Check out confirmed dates and cities so far below.
They shine like never before in the new year on MOONLIGHT.
JOHNNYSWIM—Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano—translate the memories, moments, and milestones on their journey as a married couple into spirited, slick, and soulful anthems steeped in singer-songwriter tradition, yet amplified by alternative experimentation, rock energy, and pop ambition. Building a fanbase through constant touring, 2013’s Heart Beats EP spawned “Don’t Let It Get You Down,” which clocked 17 million-plus Spotify streams. Their first full-length, Diamonds, arrived in 2014 as its single “Home” famously became the theme to HGTV hit Fixer Upper. The 2016 follow-up Georgica Pondyielded another fan favorite “First Try” as the duo sold out dates around the world. Along the way, they garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, NPR, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Nylon, Du Jour, and VH1in addition to performing on The Today Show,CONAN, and more. Produced by GRAMMY®Award-winning powerhouse Malay [Frank Ocean, Sam Smith], the group’s 2019 third full-length, Moonlight[Britannia Row Recordings/BMG], shines a light on the strength of their bond, the scope of their musical palette, and spirit of their stories together.
3. “LONG GONE”
4. “LOST IN TRANSLATION”
5. “THE LAST TIME” [feat. Michael McDonald]
6. “SAY WHAT YOU WILL”
9. “BACK TO YOU”
12. “SAME OLD THING”
May 3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
May 4 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
May 7 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
May 8 Knoxville, TN Tennesse Theatre
May 10 Nashville, TN The Ryman
May 11 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
May 13 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
May 15 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
May 17 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
May 18 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
May 20 Boston, MA House of Blues
May 24 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
May 25 Chicago, IL Rivera Theatre
May 28 Austin, TX Emo’s
May 29 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
May 30 Oklahoma City, OK Jones Assembly
June 1 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory
June 4 Denver, CO Ogden
June 5 Salt Lake City, UT The Union
June 7 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
June 10 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
June 12 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s
June 13 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
June 14 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre At Ace Theatre