DARIUS KOSKI von den SWINGIN UTTERS verkuendet mit "What Was Once Is By and Gone" sein neues Album, welches am 3. November via Fat Wreck Chords erscheinen wird. Vorab stellt der Gitarrist und Songwriter mit dem Song "Because He's Beautiful" einen ersten Vorgeschmack auf die Platte im Stream vor. Koski kommentiert das Release wir folgt:
"I’ve had this song lying around for several years now. I always liked it a lot and was saving it for the right time. Sometimes it’s hard to properly record a song that you’re attached to, after you’ve had this crappy home demo for years — I’ve had so many personal favorites that never quite captured that initial feeling when it came time to record in a real studio. This one really worked out, though, and I’m glad it busted out of its home-demo prison!
I still believe the full length album, especially the LP, is the most authentic, honest, and vital way to express yourself in music. For this album, I feel like I paid even more attention than usual to the overall feel and flow of the songs and how they work together. It’s definitely not a concept album, but I’d like it to take you on a little trip, maybe into a fairy tale or a little film."