September 07, 2011

Richard Swift: Walt Wolfman

Richard Swift
photo: Lance Troxel

Motown from a dustbin, 12 bar blues as old as the hills. When Richard Swift fractured his left ring finger, those sounds were at thing from the past. But he is back with a new EP. Walt Wolfman is dedicated to outsiders, real ones and characters lifted from horror stories.

Kicking of with a tribute to poet Walt Whitman, Swift tells bed time stories that will the scare the shit out of little kids. A song like Drakula (Hey Man!) mixes Nick Cave gloom with Rick James bravado. Zombie Boogie is a drenched in rusty reverb, Captain Beefheart in a Eddy Cochran mood.

Technically Walt Wolfman is an EP, but it contains more musical ideas than most full-lengths (or double albums for that matter).

Richard Swift: Walt Wolfman

Walt Wolfman is released on Secretly Canadian on October 18th, in digital and vinyl formats.

Tracks:
  1. Whitman
  2. MG 333
  3. Laugh It Up
  4. Zombie Boogie
  5. Out & About
  6. Drakula (Hey Man!)
  7. St. Michael


(Richard Swift - Whitman)

» richardswift.us

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