"Schwervon's Low Blow album kicks serious backside with a barrage of heavy Pixies-esque riffery, pop melodies and perfectly attuned male/female harmonies."
-Milo, GASEOUS BRAIN
"The album needn’t be compared;it succeeds on its own terms. Robert Schumann wrote, “Music is an orphan whose mother and father no one can determine. And it may well be that precisely in this mystery lies the source of its beauty.” That’s the sweet spot of Low Blow." -Tony Rubin, Boog City
"Schwervon! tunes remind us a great deal of many of the odd, obscure underground pop bands that were treading around the United States in the early- to mid-1990s. This might better be labeled as minimalist pop because there is very little of the ultra-layering that usually litters twenty-first century pop. Plenty of groovy cuts here including "Dodger," "What We Talk About When We Don't Talk About Love," "Glasses On," and "Dogs for Hire. 5 out of 5" LMNOP.com
"...the urgency of Low Blow’s sound struck me immediately. A bunch of the songs here, “Balloon” or “Wake and Bomb” being a good examples, remind me of the hyperactive, edgy guitar rock of bands like late-period Sleater-Kinney and Deerhoof.".. -Pop Headwound
released 01 February 2009
Recorded by ET in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Mixed at Olive Juice Studios, NYC