Hamilton Leithauser released a brand new song “Room For Forgiveness” today. You can download the track for free for a limited time below. Having…Read More
Singer/songwriter Richard Swift’s lo-fi, sepia-tone style harks back to the Tin Pan Alley age. Born in 1977, the California native spent his youth locked in his room with a four-track recorder, a device that — along with a computer — the artist continues to utilize to this day. Influenced by everyone from Bob Dylan to early-’70s dub acts like the Congos and Lee Perry, he has provided keyboards for shoegazers Starflyer 59 and released two records of his own, Walking Without Effort and The Novelist, both of which were reissued on Secretly Canadian as a double album in 2005. Kisses for the Misses arrived two years later. In 2008 Swift released Richard Swift as Onasis, a double-disc EP, followed by Atlantic Ocean in 2009.
For a band to successfully operate with more than one songwriter, each member has to be on the same page. Chemistry, mutual respect, and friendships that extend beyond the limits of the band are all important factors in the longevity of a songwriting partnership. Perhaps most importantly, egos must be set:Read More
Jagjaguwar today has released the soundtrack to the acclaimed indie film Drinking Buddies. Written and directed by Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs, Alexander the Last, V/H/S), the film stars Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy, Rush),Read More
Richard Swift has released a diverse set of eclectic music the past few years that include a soulful EP in Ground Trouble Jaw, but also an ambient electronic project under the name Instruments of Science and Technology. With this latest offering Swift wades into some Zappa-esque garage pop that seems to have a fresh sense of humour to whole affair.Read More