Whitney – Valleys (My Love)
Today sees the digital release of Richard Swift’s masterpiece, The Hex.
In the months leading up to his death, Richard struggled to complete his long delayed new album. Conceived and created over the course of years, the album encapsulates the pain of losing his beloved mother and sister, the years on the road away from his family and his personal struggles with addiction. Completing the album became Swift’s white whale; an emotionally devastating statement which would allow him to open a new chapter in his life. In March we cleared the decks, focusing on getting him clean and putting the final touches on his cathartic masterpiece, The Hex. On May 7, he announced the forthcoming release of Richard Swift presents The Hex For Family and Friends on Instagram. It was his final post.
Today Richard Swift’s The Hex For Family and Friends has been shared with the world. We have done our best to present the album as he left it, leaving the instrumental “HZLWD,” the “salty little bish” of a song for which he just couldn’t find the lyrics, right where he had it in the running order. Though Richard is no longer physically present, his spirit lives on in his art. His Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts will remain as he left them – expressions of a larger than life figure full of mirth and creativity. We encourage you to browse them as they truly reflect the creative genius we loved.
Whitney, the Chicago-based band led by vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakacek, presents new single/video “Valleys (My Love),” from their forthcoming album, Forever Turned Around, out August 30th via Secretly Canadian.
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Today serpentwithfeet shares his first new single, “Receipts (feat. Ty Dolla $ign),” since releasing 2018’s soil, out today via Secretly Canadian and Tri Angle Records.
Alex Cameron will release his third album, 'Miami Memory,' on September 13th via Secretly Canadian, and tour Europe and North America immediately following. Tickets for newly-announced dates are on sale this Friday at 10am local time. In conjunction with today’s announcement, Cameron now presents “Divorce” with an accompanying video.