Friday, August 08, 2008

Free EP album... Richard Swift

Singer/songwriter Richard Swift's lofi, sepiatone style harkens back to the tin pan alley age. Born in 1977, the California native spent his youth locked in his room with a fourtrack recorder, a device thatalong with a computerthe artist continues to utilize to this day. Influenced by everyone from Bob Dylan to earlyseventies dub acts like the Congos and Lee Perry, he has provided keyboards for shoegazeers 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 doublealbum in 2005. Kisses for the Misses arrived two years later. In 2008 Swift released Richard Swift as Onasis, a double disc EP.

Secretly Canadian is pleased to announce Ground Trouble Jaw, a new digital ep from RICHARD SWIFT, which is being given away for free for a limited time via our friends at EMusic. The EP is sure to please fans of classic Swift, as the five tracks run the gamut from 60s girl group pop to Motown soul to Onasis-flavored 50s street gang doo-wop to synth-fueled pop classics (think Prince sitting in on the "Plastic Ono" sessions) -- all with Swift's emerging trademark vocals which bring his songs to life like few other singers do today. Recommended!

Richard Swift - Ground Trouble Jaw [EP] | alt link
Richard Swift @ MySpace

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INFO: I'll have my vacation in the next days, so expect the new posts at the end of the month. I wish you a very very hot summer, be relaxed and have some good time. Don't forget to buy music and support your favorite artists! See you soon!


Blogger Ziggy said...

Headlights - Some Racing, Some Stopping (2008) !!!
Port O'Brien - The Wind And The Swell !!!
Radio Moscow - Radio Moscow !!!
+ Yeasayer, Amy Winehouse, Band Of Horses, etc.

Annie - I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me CDM (2008)
The Presets - This Boy's In Love CDM (2008)
Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows CDM (2008)
datA - Rapture CDM
+ Andy Hunter, Madcon, Change, The Bootstraps, Ian Carey,
Happy Clappers, Kat DeLuna, Michael Woods, Sam Sparro, etc.

Pacific - Reveries (2008) !!!
The Do - A Mouthful
VHS Or Beta - Le funk
Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger + Our Earthly Pleasures
+ Boyz Noize, Cut Copy, Lo-Fi-Fnk, Rapture, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,
Simian Mobile Disco, Surkin, PUZIQUe, Justice, Battles, etc.

Deathray Davies - The Kick And The Snare !!!
The Morning Benders - Grain Of Salt EP !!!
Hella - There's No 666 In Outer Space !!!
Okay - High Road !!!
Head Wound City - Head Wound City EP
+ Dr Octagon, Buckethead, The Advantage, Yes, etc.

Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin


The Faint - Wet From Birth
The Stereo - Three Hundred
Pharacyde - Labcabincalifornia


The Postal Service, Underoath, Saosin, Emery, Alexisonfire,
Between Buried and Me, The Autumns, Still remains, etc.

The Cool Kids - Totally Flossed Out [EP]
Red Sparowes - Triad Split [EP]
+ Metric, N.E.R.D, The Eclective Collective, Drake, etc.


VA - Dub Anthology

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Luisa said...

Have nice holidays!

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks man, have a great vacation, see you by the end of the month :)
The best blog

9:23 PM  
Blogger Indie said...

Dropping a "Hello" from Indieducky ( -- would you like to exchange links with us? Drop us an e-mail and let us know. Thanks!

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, no Sam Sparro. We had him last year, when he was called Mika.

Maybe some Kills would be nice, though...

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have the new Bloc Party album to upload?

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the best musica blog! Enjoy the vacation!

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

XXTeens when you get back, Zig. Purdy please!

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheers man! have a fantastic vacation

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey there! enjoy wherever you're vacationing too! can i make a request for some colin hay? thanks!

2:59 AM  
Blogger Natasauras said...

the music industry owes you a huge "thank you" for exposing so many of us to so much fantastic music. enjoy the hols and rip it you when you return.

1:43 AM  
Anonymous groovemastermike said...

show us some m.i.a. that ISN"T F#$#%*#$%@(#*(ING PAPER PLANES!!!

love ya ;)

seriously, you do some great work. its a really cool thought as an artist to think that someone somewhere is listening to my music, who i don't even know exists.

5:39 AM  
Anonymous Add-ham said...

Anyone have a link to Criteria's "when We Break"?

8:20 AM  
Anonymous anal*annie said...

groovemastermike, go away and take your nu-rave predilections with you...

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, I've a petition please... the new album of natalie walker "with you"... thanx...

greetings from colombia, south america... kisses... valerie..

3:14 AM  

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