***San Francisco Bay Area guitar pop stalwart R.E.?! Seraphin returns with his EP Swingshift, a joint release via Mt.?! St.?! Mtn, Tear Jerk (Australia), Dandy Boy Records (US cassette) and Safe Suburban Homes (UK cassette).?! The seven-track home-recorded EP, featuring both originals and inspired takes on songs by The Wipers and Television Personalities, finds Seraphin joined by colleagues Matt Bullimore (Mantles), Joel Cusumano (Cocktails), Yea-Ming Chen (Dreamdate, Yea-Ming Chen and the Rumours), Jasper Leach (Tony Molina) and guitarist Owen Kelley (Sleepy Sun).?! With the onset of COVID lockdowns, Seraphin rapidly changed his approach to recording, tracking all basics on his iPhone and working with his collaborators via share networks.?! Rather than feeling constricted by the process, he found a new freedom.?! “Now, I could record whatever I wanted in my bedroom and send it to whoever I wanted, free of any intraband politics,” he says.?!