Swiz is one of the great, lost DC Hardcore bands of the late 80’s/early 90’s. While plenty of ink has been spilt about their neighbors, Soul Side, Shudder to Think, Scream and of course, Fugazi. Swiz seems largely forgotten to time save for singer Shawn Brown’s notoriety as Dag Nasty’s pre Can I Say front man. None of their output is currently available on the music streaming services so wanting to hear the band today takes some effort (thanks to those dedicated fans who have uploaded their records to YouTube). All a shame really as even after all these years and hundreds of bands playing this same style later, the bands’s 1988 self-titled LP still packs a wallop. Clocking in at just over twenty minutes, it’s a fierce, tight testament to what this music was always supposed to be, urgent, exciting and to the point.