Diversions :: Everest on Richard Swift

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.)

If you're local, and like the rock & roll, chances are you have caught an Everest show or two. And even if you're not, with the band frequently touring with likes of Neil Young and Wilco, you very well may have seen them live. The band's sophomore album, On Approach, was just released May 11 on Warner Bros/Vapor Records. Everest is a band with a sense of history; both an acknowledgment and incorporation of those who came before; something that was no more evident than the last time we caught up with the band: Joel Graves reflecting on his favorite (lesser known) tracks in the Neil Young catalog. Today we catch up with Elijah Thomson as he riffs on his favorite Richard Swift moments.. In addition to playing bass in Everest, Thomson has worked on several of Swift’s records handling engineering and mixing duties as well as playing bass. And if you visit here often, you know we love some Swift.

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