11 Songs, 42 Minutes


Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Gets better and better!

J. Stansberry

Current Swell is one of those "next big thing" kind of bands. It's only a matter of time before they hit it big! With the release of their fourth album, "Long Time Ago" that time might be sooner than later. With every CS album you get a different musical journey and this release will bring you back to the roots. With Scott Stanton's slightly raspy, soulful voice and screaming slide guitar. David Lang's bluesy harmonica, solid rhythm guitar, and soothing vocals over top of Ghosty Boy's solid bass lines. Backed by Chris Petersen's inventive yet consistent drum beats come together to deliver a powerful blend of folk, rock, blues and reggae. With great, deep lyrical messages, catchy hooks, topped with four-part vocal harmonies from every member of the band, makes for an outstanding album!

Check it out. The more you listen to it, the more you'll quickly love this band!

Great Album from Best Band Ever


Pros: Current Swell is my favorite band and "Long Time Ago" delivers that awesome genuine sound that makes them great. Everything from the harmonicas, to guitars, to vocals, to trombones is exceptional and their blues-folk-rock sound is one like no other. In all, "Long Time Ago" is a great album from the best band I've ever heard.

Cons: Though "Long Time Ago" is great, I prefer earlier albums, specifically "So I Say" with songs like Money Riff, The Digger, The Greed and the Given, Stomach, Officer Down etc.I guess this is because "Long Time Ago" is a bit more "chorusy" and doesn't have as many of those long awesome non-repeating songs that would just keep going and going and popping out new stuff…but "Long Time Ago" is still so legit and these "cons" are probably more of just a reason to check out their other albums too.



Current swell is the #1 Band of my life. Buy every album, so worth it. Went to Montreal from Boston to see them, 6+ hours, best night of my life. I Want a Bird is my favorite off of this one. Every song they release is pure gold.

About Current Swell

A hard-working Canadian roots rock outfit from Victoria, British Columbia, Current Swell formed in 2005 around the talents of Scott Stanton, Dave Lang, Ghosty Boy, and Chris Petersen. Employing an eclectic blend of blues-rock, folk, surf, indie rock, reggae, and ska, the band has drawn comparisons to everyone from Jack Johnson and Blitzen Trapper to Xavier Rudd and the Black Keys. Current Swell built their fan base from the grassroots level, performing at house shows, beaches, and wherever else the wind blew them, all the while developing a strong internet presence that's earned them devoted fans both regionally and internationally. They released their debut studio album, So I Say, in 2005, followed by Trust Us Now (2007) and Protect Your Own (2009), the latter of which spawned the hit single "Young and Able." 2012's Long Time Ago, the band's first worldwide release, resulted in a world tour that saw the group land festival dates in Europe and Australia. 2014's Ulysses was produced by Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog, White Rabbits) at Vancouver's Greenhouse Studios and featured the single "Rollin'." Recorded in Nashville and Vancouver with Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), When to Talk and When to Listen, the group's third Nettwerk Records release and fifth outing overall, dropped in early 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger

    Victoria, British Columbia, Canad




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