Schwervon’s ‘Land Locked’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day
This year, the 2014 Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.) The PMA Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3 (tickets here). To count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re going to be debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.
Schwervon is nominated for a “Hardest-Working Act” award, a category we created this year in order to recognize a few acts that have been very busy, but perhaps didn’t fit in another category. In this case, Schwervon’s Matt Roth and Nan Turner are the textbook definition. The duo – originally based in New York until relocating to Kansas City a few years ago – seems to be permanently on the road, between gigs or recording new material. The most recent evidence of this comes in the Too Much Rock 7-inch single that the band released in November, featuring a cover of the Raincoats’ “Off Duty Trip” and a new original, “Land Locked.”
#24: Katy Guillen and the Girls’ “Don’t Get Bitter”
#23: My Oh My’s “Your Heart Not Mine”