Posted on: March 9, 2009 Posted by: anfnewsacct Comments: 0

Prolific singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift will showcase songs from his upcoming release The Atlantic Ocean (April 7th, Secretly Canadian) with a handful of special live performances this March. Having been hand-picked to tour the US with Wilco, Stereolab and Cold War Kids in the past, Swift has earned the reputation as an incomparable musician. For fans not lucky enough to live nearby, don’t worry: Swift will also perform with a full band at this year’s SXSW.

Richard Swift’s Ground Trouble Jaw EP featuring single “Lady Luck” is available now for free on eMusic and Other Music.

Don’t miss out:

March 11th: San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
March 12th: Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Waters*
March 13th: Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
March 14th: Santa Ana, CA – The Yost
March 16th: Tucson, AZ – Plush

*with Port O’Brien

“His melodic sense reaches for the stars. But, at the root, the gritty, back-to-the-garage drive of these pop tunes adds a layer of grease that makes them stick.” – Paste

“Little short of magnificent. The onset of a major talent” – Uncut Magazine

“Swift writes uneasily contagious melodies without giving songs, arrangements or his grainy croon over to hokey-ness.” – Magnet

“Swift fashions music that thrills with new shapes… a difficult and surprisingly rare achievement” – The Sunday Times

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