On the fifth anniversary of Richard Swift’s passing, those who worked closest with him speak to what made his process so magical. Includes remembrances from Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), Damien Jurado, Jessie Baylin, Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians), Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore), Laura Burhenn (Mynabirds), and Kevin Morby.
Recorded a dozen years ago at the Mohawk in Austin, TX during SXSW, the half-hour performance finds Swift (backed by a full band) running through material from Dressed Up for the Letdown and the (then) soon-to-be released lp, The Atlantic Ocean. The night was crisp, the atmosphere buoyant, and the performance joyous.
Director Ethan Payne’s From the Edge of America documentary that captures the cosmic rapport between Lonnie Holley and the late Richard Swift, two men separated by decades in age, but united in spirit. Documenting the studio sessions that produced the National Freedom EP, this short form documentary offers an intimate look at two creative forces united in song.
Richard Swift was no stranger to singing about death. “Everyone knows when they’re gonna die,” he crooned, nearly a decade ago . Though absurdist comedy often obscured the fact, death loomed over many of Swift’s best […]
Humid funk out there, but we’re keeping cool. You are tuned into the July edition of the Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions podcast, our monthly series of interviews, features, and audio esoterica. On […]
Richard Swift, songwriter, producer, visual artist, and genuine American weirdo, has passed. A prolific producer and sideman — known for his work with Damien Jurado, the Shins, the Black Keys/Dan […]
“Hey, buddy. I saw you leaning on my car.” Hey kids, Richard Swift just sent this over – a new 54-minute mix for Aquarium Drunkard sourced from his personal 45 collection, laid down at National Freedom Studios in Cottage Grove, OR.
Damien Jurado and Richard Swift – Other People’s Songs Vol. 1: A free digital download featuring the pair covering nine of their favorite songs, ranging from Bill Fay and John Denver to Kraftwerk and Yes. […]
Richard Swift dropped this number on his blog earlier today, a track he recorded in response to having a cast removed from a broken finger. A man of many musical hats, we […]
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