Friday, March 09, 2007

Richard Swift

Singer/songwriter Richard Swift's lo-fi, sepia-tone style harks back to the Tin Pan Alley age. Born in 1977, the California native spent his youth locked in his room with a four-track recorder, a device that -- along with a computer -- the artist continues to utilize to this day. Influenced by everyone from Bob Dylan to early-'70s dub acts like the Congos and Lee Perry, he has provided keyboards for shoegazers Starflyer 59 and released two records of his own, Walking Without Effort and The Novelist, both of which were reissued on Secretly Canadian as a double album in 2005. Kisses for the Misses arrived two years later.

Richard Swift's new album, "Dressed Up For The Letdown", came out at February 20, 2007, and is receiving praise from critics world-wide. For a taste of Swift's sweet and tart music, the new video for first single, "Kisses For The Misses", has a deliberate Vampyros Lesbost-meets-Murder, She Wrote feel. Directed by the team known as ulysses///onasis (aka Richard Swift and long time co-conspirator Lance Troxel), the video stars Mr. Swift himself in a comical-yet-mysterious role. Currently, Richard Swift is touring UK, together with David Vandervelde. Richard Swift and David Vandervelde will be returning to the States just in time for SXSW, and beginning in April will embark on a national tour together. Recommended!

Richard Swift - Paisley Park
Richard Swift - Kisses For The Misses (video)
Richard Swift @ MySpace

Richard Swift - Kisses For The Misses

Deerhof - Friend Opportunity (2007) !!!
Colin Newman - A-Z + Provisinally Entitled the Singing Fish/Not To !!!
John Cale - Paris 1919 !!!
Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt
Matthew Sheehan - Sung
+ The Big Lebowski (OST), Escape From New York (OST), etc.
Cansei De Ser Sexy - CSS (2006) !!!
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time (2006) !!!
Devics - Push The Heart (2006) !!!
Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving + I Before E + Scrap Book !!!
Paolo Nutini - These Streets
The Fratellis - Costello Music
VNV Nation - Praise The Fallen
Jap Indie Pop/Electro: M-Flo, Fayray, Shazna, Shiina Ringo, Inugami Circus Dan, Heartsdales, Jhett, etc.
Jap Rock/Metal: The Yellow Monkeys, Nightmare, Gazette, Dir En Grey, etc.
Wolfmother - Wolfmother


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