Mexican Gods is the third full-length album from West Hollywood's Swivek. The eleven song set combines electronic pop with rock and new wave. The songs include the pop pulsating 'Cherry Go Go' which has been getting airplay on mp3.com. Other songs include the Beck influenced 'Live Love Be Free', the alterna rock blast of 'Wish', dance beats of 'Outside' and the new wave sounds of 'The Victim' and 'How Could You.' Mexican Gods ends with the club influenced Acid Cherry Remix of 'Cherry Go Go.' What has been said about the new album and Swivek: 'Cherry Go Go is the catchiest Swivek song yet. Perhaps the best Swivek song ever.' ''Wish' has a dark, yet poppy 80s gothiness to it, like an early Sisters of Mercy quality to it. Very well written.' ''Live Love Be Free' is breezier than hell, like a sunny Hollywood morning. It sounds like Beck meets the Cure in a pop mood for Daiquiris and Valium. I love it.' ''How Could You' has a lovely, tragic, Hazel O'Connor quality to it a la 'Stay Now'' 'Overall, I really love 'Mexican Gods'. It is a lot more upbeat and 'pop' than 'Pissant', for sure. That album had a lot of dark, pissed off tracks and 'Mexican Gods' is 90% sunny and breezy.' 'I've been surfing around out there, hunting down nice tunes, when I found some of your stuff - pretty good! Keep up the good work!' Swivek began in 1999 in Idaho as Brad Jacobson began working with Patrick English and his band Orange Television. Brad contributed lyrics and some vocals to OTV's Cloudy and Under Glass albums on English's friedAir Recording. In the fall Brad began work on his own solo project, Swivek. August 1999 saw the completed work entitled Drab. The 13 songs include great contributions from Patrick and Brad becoming an extension to the work of Orange Television. A collection of electronic bleeps and bass lines, Drab includes '5:50' which became a local hit on mp3.com. In 2000, Jacobson decided to concentrate on expanding and straying from the OTV sound. He began writing and producing the second Swivek album. Pissant was released in April 2000 and edged more to a rock sound. The album was moody and malicious in sound combining the same electronic pulses as Drab but incorporating more guitars and drum sounds. Although the intention was for the album to be completely done as a solo project, Patrick and Brad contributed on two songs 'Brick' a simple pop song strung together by an electronic drum line and 'Bernice' an ode to a convenience store clerk with attitude which became a bit of a hit in Lancaster, CA. Pissant also contains a lyrical ode to Stevie Nicks entitled 'Castle Walls' which reached #1 on the West Hollywood mp3 site. The new millennium found Brad leaving behind the gray Idaho scene and relocating to the sunshine of Los Angeles, CA. Music was put on hold temporarily as Brad began writing entertainment articles for qvMagazine. Rhinelander, an EP of Swivek material was released in early 2002 including new remixes of '5:50' and 'Bitter Tears' from the Pissant album. Also included were two songs left off of the Drab album and the title spoken word biography. Influenced back to music, Brad began writing for the third Swivek album. The California sunshine brought about a happier, smoother groove in music than the maliciousness found on Pissant. The album sprang to life and Mexican Gods was created.