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Generationals (Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer)



“Exciting times are upon us — our new record Alix is coming out on September 16 on Polyvinyl Records! We went up to Oregon to record this one with the maniacal genius Richard Swift and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”


Here’s a latest track from Generationals‘ upcoming new full-length album “Alix” (produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Tennis), out on September 16th via Polyvinyl records. The song ‘Gold Silver Diamond’ reminds me of the same sweet tenderness as Cults.
Pre-order, HERE.


Photo by Parker Fitzgerald



Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture are releasing their first full-length “Moon Tides,” out on August 19th via Memphis Industries (UK) / August 20th via Partisan Records (US).

Pure Bathing Culture:
Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille, with Zach Tillman (Pearly Gate Music, and Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty’s brother) plays bass live, Brian Wright plays drums live.





with Richard Swift (via)



from Yours Truly


Pure Bathing Culture – Ivory Coast (via Yours Truly)


Photo by Kyle Johnson



Listen, Seattle’s indie garage/R&B group, Pickwick‘s first single ‘Lady Luck’ (Richard Swift cover, featuring guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten) which is taken from their forthcoming debut full-length “Can’t Talk Medicine” on March 12th via Dine Alone Records. Pre-order, HERE. Pickwick began recording in their living room by their own Grammy winner engineer / multi-instrumentalist Kory Kruckenberg as engineer.  And the band recently released a digital EP, “Covers,” including ‘Lady Luck’ with a couple of tunes from Damien Jurado and The Primitives. Available on iTunes.

The band comprises of Galen Disston, Michael Parker, Garrett Parker, Cassady Lillstrom, Alex Westcoat, Kory Kruckenberg.


‘Lady Luck’ was originally appeared on Richard SwiftThe Atlantic Ocean” album (Secretly Canadian, 2009)
 



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PICKWICK – Can’t Talk Medicine – Album Trailer



Stream “Self-Help Wolf Shelf” compilation by Richard Swift, download, HERE.

Richard Swift Presents: Self-Help Wolf Shelf by Richard Swift



Foxygen – Make It Known

Jagjaguwar’s newest signee, Foxygen is the bi-coastal songwriting duo comprised of  Sam France (vocals, Olympia, Wash., 22 years old) and Jonathan Rado (guitar/keyboards, NYC, 22). Foxygen’s Jagjaguwar debut release, “Take The Kids Off Broadway” EP, is set to release on July 24th. Pre-order EP, HERE. Stream the EP in its entirety through their bandcamp.The EP was recorded in Astoria, Queens, NY on Tape and Computer, and mixed by Richard Swift (at National Freedom) and Sam & Rado (at Foxy HQ).


“They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year.” –Jagjaguwar



Jessie Baylin – I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face (Arthur Russell cover)

Jessie Baylin – Storms (Fleetwood Mac cover)


Born in Gillette, New Jersey, a Nashville based singer/songwriter, Jessie Baylin has released a free 5-track EP “Pleasure Center” last month, it was recorded at home in her living room with the help of Richard Swift. “Pleasure Center” collects her covers of Sonic Youth (‘Little Trouble Girl’), Arthur Russell (‘I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face’), Fleetwood Mac (‘Storms’), and Thin Lizzy (‘A Song For While I’m Away’), except her own composition ‘White Noise.’ Available via her soundcloud site, HERE.


“I drew a lot from people like Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick, the Brill Building writers. But I didn’t want to make a retro, throwback kind of album. Nostalgia is fine, I have a definite fondness for that, but I didn’t want people to listen and think I was trying to recapture something from the past.”

Jessie Baylin‘s forthcoming third full-length “Little Spark,” will be released on January 17th, 2012 via Blonde Rat. It was produced by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) last fall at Fairfax Recordings, and features so many guest musicians like Waddy Wachtel, Jim Keltner, Greg Leisz, The Watson Twins and Jimmie Haskell….. and Richard Swift (who played most of the instruments) as the album’s chief arranger.

2007年にジェシー・ハリスとノラ・ジョーンズが揃ってプロデュースしたデビュー・アルバム『You』を出したナッシュヴィルのSSW、ジェシー・ベイリンが新年早々、4年振りにリリースする3作目のアルバム『Little Spark』では、ゲストに名だたるミュージシャンがクレジットされてますが、リチャード・スウィフトがチーフ・アレンジャーとして八面六臂の大活躍。


Hurry Hurry by jessiebaylin
from her upcoming full-length “Little Spark,” free download, HERE

STREAM >> first single ‘Holiday’ from “Little Spark” at MTV Hive.

Making Jessie Baylin’s Record Part 3
(thanks to ArAtAq)



Damien Jurado – Nothing is the News

A new Damien Jurado album “Maraqopa” is going to be released on February 21st, 2012 via Secretly Canadian, ‘Nothing is the News’ is the first track on the album.



Damien Jurado at National Freedom
Damien Jurado in the studio with Richard Swift.
A little teaser trailer for the upcoming Damian Jurado.
More info, coming soon … Also Damien Jurado has produced an Americana songwriter, James Apollo‘s new record, titled “Little War, Little Less” recorded at Bear Creek Studio in Seattle. Due out in February 2012.

ところで、2011多忙でしたで賞をリチャード・スウィフトに。
夏場はFruit Batsと一緒にツアー、今秋はThe Shinsのツアーをサポート。Cultsの「Bumper」が「The Bully」(from the “Ground Trouble Jaw” EP, 2009) のパクリか?騒動は無事にソングライティング・クレジットにスウィフトの名が記載されたことで決着した模様。彼のオレゴン、コテージ・グローヴにあるスタジオ、ナショナル・フリーダムはあたかも森のブリルビルディングと化し、Gardens & Villaのデビュー・アルバム、Laetitia Sadier、Josh Ottumのアルバムが録音され、朋友Damian Juradoや、再度The Mynabirds、ヴェティヴァーの二人のプロジェクト、Pure Bathing Cultureなども現在進行中との由。


From Old Lights‘ latest EP “Like Strangers,” released 19 July 2011, recorded at National Freedom, Cottage Grove, Oregon with Richard Swift. Digital download, HERE.

Old Lights is the mastermind of chief songwriter/multi-instrumentalist David Beeman. He is a transplant from southern California to St. Louis, Missouri. Known to date primarily as a drummer with David Vandervelde and a sound engineer for bands such as Cold War Kids, Delta Spirit and Elvis Perkins.

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