SWIFT, RICHARD

DRESSED UP FOR THE LETDOWN (SECRETLY CANADIAN)

SWIFT, RICHARD - DRESSED UP FOR THE LETDOWN 30749
Format:
1 LP
Release:
05.04.2019
Label:
SECRETLY CANADIAN
Kat.-Nr.:
30749
Barcode:
0656605013312
reissue of sought-after LP Swift was a celebrated producer, collaborator and performer with The Black Keys, The Shins, Lucius, Nathaniel Rateliff, Damien Jurado, and many more Richard Swift has confidently composed yet another original masterpiece; employing an archaic attitude of tempered restraint on a fresh collection of ten songs, without appearing shamelessly retro or kitschy.

Playing a vast majority of the instruments on "Dressed Up" himself, by virtue Swift has created something that is characteristically his.

And considering his rough-around-theedges exterior, one could rightly assume that Swift desires the listener to accept him as an ordinary honest man with some honest songs -- unmasked blemishes and all.

Yet when one engages with Swift on this narrow-road-less-traveled, one immediately ignores the subtle imperfections shadowed by the all-consuming white light of well-crafted pop songs in an analog heaven.

In effect he's saying, "Just listen to my songs... the riffraff in the background is inconsequential." Sure Swift...

whatever you say.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DRESSED UP FOR THE LETDOWN
  • 1.2. THE SONGS OF NATIONAL FREEDOM
  • 1.3. MOST OF WHAT I KNOW
  • 1.4. BUILDINGS IN AMERICA
  • 1.5. ARTIST & REPERTOIRE
  • 1.6. KISSES FOR THE MISSES
  • 1.7. P.S. IT ALL FALLS DOWN
  • 1.8. BALLAD OF YOU KNOW WHO
  • 1.9. THE MILLION DOLLAR BABY
  • 1.10. THE OPENING BAND