When Will Swan, guitarist of Dance Gavin Dance, Secret Band, Sianvar, and Royal Coda started up Blue Swan Records, he crafted an outlet to sign some of the freshest, most inspired progressive post-hardcore bands in the scene. This includes talented acts like Wolf & Bear, Icarus the Owl, Eidola, and several other staples. Dubbed “swancore”, this unique, gripping sound has appealed to a niche for several years now; in 2020, though, the time to really get excited for the genre is here.
Royal Coda may be a new name on the music scene, but the brand new band has 3 members you should likely recognize right off the bat in Kurt Travis (ex-A Lot Like Birds),
Sergio Medina (Sianvar, Stolas), and Joseph Arrington (ex-ALLB). The band, which released their debut single a few weeks ago, is back with another new song in “Cut Me Under”. Royal Coda is also set to release their self-titled debut full-length album on April 27th via Blue Swan Records. You can stream the new song below, as well as pre-order the band’s new record right here.