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Spouting an unstable breed of homemade experimentalism, SWAPS features four of the great modern experimental-indie performers. Featuring Steve Touchton of XBXRX, Ches Smith of Secret Chiefs 3 and John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez of Deerhoof, SWAPS is a dark, asymmetrical fever-dream of vibraphones and feedback. The album surges and spins in every direction, while remaining hypnotically engaging throughout. "Pair Bonds", the A-Side of the record, appropriates a term from biology as its title, referencing the strong affinity that develops in some species between mating partners. "Aether Defects", the B-Side of the record, references an archaic theory of gravity in which a substance called 'the aether' was posited as a transmission medium for particles of light.