Faye Webster – Flowers (feat. Father)
Today sees the physical 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.
Today Alex Cameron releases 'Alex Cameron Live in San Francisco' via Secretly Canadian and Castle Face Records. An intimate evening with Alex and his indispensable sax man, Roy Molloy (beard in briefcase) performing at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, a classy and lovingly maintained venue originally built in 1907 on Market Street.
After completing his previous projects Postcards and Ghostwriting , Jens Lekman came up with a new idea. He asked fellow Swedish songwriter Annika Norlin (Hello Saferide, Säkert!) to join him. The idea was that throughout the year of 2018, the two of them would correspond through music.
Shura will tour North America this fall in support of her much-anticipated second album to be released later this year via Secretly Canadian. The dates will take her across the West Coast, through the Midwest, and wrap up on the East Coast.
Today, Faye Webster shares the video for her new track “Flowers”, co-directed by Webster and Kevin Hayes. The collaboration with Father premiered today on Beats 1 and is the latest single from her forthcoming full length, Atlanta Millionaires Club, out May 24th via Secretly Canadian.