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Allison Crutchfield and her band Swearin’ put out a new record last month called Surfing Strange, which is sort of the reason she has a gnarly gash on her nose. (She cut it on a cymbal at the release party.) In this video, one of our favorite twins plays a couple songs—one called “What a Dump,” from Swearin’s first album, and a new one called “Loretta’s Flowers”—and tells us why every band she’s been in has been the one she thought would stay together forever: