Park The Van recording artists Generationals, just released a new EP featuring remixes of their song “When They Fight They Fight” by Ra Ra Riot, Little Ones, and Secretly Canadian’s own Richard Swift. Swift adds some big 80s synth to his remix as well as a fat ass bass line that is signature Swift. You can stream Swift’s remix and the rest of the EP right HERE. Btw, just in case you were wonderin’, Swift’s face remix above is a little gem from some hotel hilarity circa SXSW 2007.
Two weekends ago, Damien Jurado and Richard Swift got a 4 track recorder and a Coles 4038 ribbon microphone and decided to record nine of the best cover songs you’ll hear in a while.
The feel of the recording is so warm and every song sounds effortless. My personal favorite is their rendition of “If The Sun Stops Shinin'” by Chubby Checker (of “The Twist” fame).
You can stream and download (just click on tracklist) Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 HERE.
Damien US tour dates, after the jump! And don’t forget, he and Swift will be touring the UK together. If they perform one of these covers… it would be just dynamite.
The cover for Richard Swift’s new 3″ CD should be reason enough to get your hands on this limited edition release:
Looks familiar? Can you guess who are the components of this hybrid ?
Here’s a hint: its an awesome triple-whammy use of alliteration for the letter “W.”
Today the new Damien Jurado video premiered via Pitchfork. “Arkansas” was directed by Lance Troxel and Richard Swift. MURDER!!!
Damien Jurado is on tour right now! He’s in Chicago tonight performing with his opening band, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground. Here are the rest of the dates (we’ll be at the Bishop on Sunday):
06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room
06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival
06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit
06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s
06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar
06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland
07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
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