THE SWOON made a lot of noise.

In the late 1980s, a cacophonous noise shattered the peace of the great plains. A commotion of drums, guitars, and teenage angst came tumbling out of a Cottonwood, MN garage, staggered about, shook itself off, and called itself THE SWOON. A few short years later, the band vanished without a trace and the prairie hush resumed. This website collects the memories, revisits the noise, and writes the epitaph. If you want SWOON nostalgia or you just kinda like that end-of-the-eighties vibe, subscribe at the bottom of the page.

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THE SWOON performs a live version of “Tea of China” on Minnesota Public Radio in 1991.


HYPERBOLE was the official newsletter of THE SWOON from 1990-1991.

kamikaze article

daniel thomas In 1994, three years after THE SWOON had disbanded, I received a phone call from someone (I think it was Emmett) about a guy trying to contact me. There was a Christian music and arts mag called kamikaze that wanted to interview me about THE SWOON. They were doing a feature piece on […]


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