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Richard Swift: Musician, Artist & Blogger Excellente

tumblr_le4fsjq7Bc1qd5iogo1_500Richard Swift has a Tumblr, and it’s just the best. Cryptic and soulful, it’s the perfect gateway to his unique talent and aesthetic. Swift’s amazing visual work fills much of the space. Mostly greyscale and many collage-based, the pieces have a foot firmly set in outsider art. The other foot is stomping a kick-drum. Yesterday morning, we awoke to find this piece — “Swanson” — at the top of the page. We have two Swansons in the SC office. Also, see Swift’s badass “Walt Wolfman” series.

Richard Swift Remixes Generationals

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Park The Van recording artists Generationals, just released a new EP featuring remixes of their song “When They Fight They Fight” by Ra Ra Riot, Little Ones, and Secretly Canadian’s own Richard Swift. Swift adds some big 80s synth to his remix as well as a fat ass bass line that is signature Swift. You can stream Swift’s remix and the rest of the EP right HERE. Btw, just in case you were wonderin’, Swift’s face remix above is a little gem from some hotel hilarity circa SXSW 2007.

Damien Jurado and Richard Swift cover Kraftwerk, Chubby Checker and more on “Other People’s Songs” Vol. 1

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Two weekends ago, Damien Jurado and Richard Swift got a 4 track recorder and a Coles 4038 ribbon microphone and decided to record nine of the best cover songs you’ll hear in a while.

The feel of the recording is so warm and every song sounds effortless. My personal favorite is their rendition of “If The Sun Stops Shinin'” by Chubby Checker (of “The Twist” fame).

You can stream and download (just click on tracklist) Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 HERE.

Damien US tour dates, after the jump! And don’t forget, he and Swift will be touring the UK together. If they perform one of these covers… it would be just dynamite.

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Richard Swift Hits Home-Run With 3″ CD Cover

The cover for Richard Swift’s new 3″ CD should be reason enough to get your hands on this limited edition release:

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Looks familiar? Can you guess who are the components of this hybrid ?

Here’s a  hint: its an awesome triple-whammy use of alliteration for the letter “W.”

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Watch the New Damien Jurado Video for “Arkansas”

Today the new Damien Jurado video premiered via Pitchfork.  “Arkansas” was directed by Lance Troxel and Richard Swift.  MURDER!!!

Damien Jurado is on tour right now!  He’s in Chicago tonight performing with his opening band, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground.  Here are the rest of the dates (we’ll be at the Bishop on Sunday):

06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room
06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival
06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit
06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s
06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar
06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland
07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground

AUDIO

No Woman by Whitney
Exit 353 by Damien Jurado
Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic
Not You by Steven A. Clark

VIDEOS

Translate by Suuns

You And Me by Ben Abraham

Exit 353 by Damien Jurado

Big Winter Jacket by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Damien Jurado
Visions of Us on the Land
CD / 2xLP
Ben Abraham
Sirens
CD / 2xLP
Suuns
Hold/Still
CD / LP

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