Richard Swift

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Indie singer/songwriter with garagey inclinations who moonlighted as a producer/studio musician for acts spanning Damien Jurado and the Pretenders.
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Year Album Artist
2018 Freddies 'n' Teddies Shannon Shaw Composer, Drums, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals (Background)
2018 Shannon in Nashville Shannon Shaw Bass, Composer, Drums, Glockenspiel, Harpsichord, Juno, Mellotron, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Vocals (Background)
2018 Tearing at the Seams Nathaniel Rateliff / Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Photography, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals (Background)
2018 The Tree of Forgiveness John Prine Photography
2018 Uncle, Duke & the Chief Born Ruffians Producer, Mixing, Instrumentation
2017 Andy Warhol's Dream Trevor Sensor Bass, Drums, Mellotron, Mixing, Producer, Roland Synthesizer, Vocals (Background)
2017 City Music Kevin Morby Producer, Engineer, Piano, Organ, Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Bass
2017 Forced Witness Alex Cameron Mixing
2017 Heartworms The Shins Drums, Mellotron, Percussion, Producer, Synthesizer
2017 Keepsake Elizabeth & the Catapult Bass, Drums, Guitar (Electric), Producer, Vocals (Background)
2017 King of Beasts L.A. Bass, Drums, Engineer, Piano, Producer
2017 My Kinda Music Walter Martin Piano Arrangement
2017 Queens of the Breakers The Barr Brothers Engineer
2017 The Order of Time Valerie June Producer, Bass (Electric), Drums, Engineer, Keyboards, Mixing
2017 Waiting on a Song Dan Auerbach Composer
2016 A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff / Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Engineer, Mixing, Producer
2016 Alone Pretenders Photography, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Artwork, Portrait Photography, Layout, Composer
2016 Vinyl: Music from the HBO Original Series: The Essentials: Best of Season 1 Producer
2016 Visions of Us on the Land Damien Jurado Producer
2015 30th Century Records, Vol. 1 Composer, Mixing, Producer
2015 Dark Place Jessie Baylin Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Instrumentation, Composer
2015 Evermotion Guster Producer, Engineer, Hammond B3, Mellotron, Programming, Drums, Vocals
2015 Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff / Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Group Member
2015 Poster Tijuana Panthers Producer
2015 Yours, Dreamily, The Arcs Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
2014 Alix Generationals Producer, Mixing, Primary Artist
2014 Are We There Sharon Van Etten Mixing
2014 Black Hours Hamilton Leithauser Primary Artist, Drums, Vocals (Background)
2014 Emma Jean Lee Fields / Lee Fields & the Expressions Vocals
2014 Liberation! Peter Matthew Bauer Arranger, Engineer, Handclapping
2014 Ritual in Repeat Tennis Engineer, Producer
2014 Springtime Carnivore Springtime Carnivore Bass, Engineer, Producer
2014 Supernova Ray LaMontagne Clapping, Drums, Drums (Electric), Percussion, Vocals (Background)
2014 Swift Marco Benevento Producer, Engineer, Vocals
2014 The Private World of Paradise Wake Owl Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2014 Wayne Interest Tijuana Panthers Producer
2013 Can't Talk Medicine Pickwick Composer
2013 Moon Tides Pure Bathing Culture Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards, Percussion, Drum Programming
2013 Pushin' Against a Stone Valerie June Bass, Composer, Drums, Hammond B3, Keyboards, Mellotron, Omnichord, Vocals (Background), Wurlitzer
2013 Small Sound Tennis Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2013 We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Foxygen Producer, Mixing, Primary Artist
2012 From the Top of Willamette Mountain Joshua James Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2012 Generals The Mynabirds Guitar, Synthesizer, Drums, Electronic Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Bass, Composer
2012 Holidays Rule Producer
2012 Little Spark Jessie Baylin Engineer, Arranger, Mixing, Bass, Bells, Composer, Drums, Guitar, Guitars, Hammond B3, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals (Background), Wurlitzer
2012 Maraqopa Damien Jurado Engineer, Mixing, Main Personnel
2012 Ownerless Everest Producer, Engineer, Drums, Guitar (Acoustic), Noise, Percussion, Vocals
2011 Cults Cults Composer
2011 Gardens & Villa Gardens & Villa Producer
2011 La Piscine: An Invitation by Laetitia Sadier Laetitia Sadier Primary Artist
2011 Norman Andrew Bird Featured Artist
2011 Tripper Fruit Bats Clavinet, Piano, Pump Organ
2011 Walt Wolfman Richard Swift Primary Artist
2011 Watch TV Josh Ottum Engineer, Main Personnel
2010 Other People's Songs, Vol. 1 Damien Jurado / Richard Swift Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Mixing, Mastering
2010 The Trip Laetitia Sadier Drums, Electronics, Engineer, Keyboards, Mixing, Producer, Vocals
2010 Thick Noon Nick Thune Engineer
2010 What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood The Mynabirds Engineer, Mixing, Primary Artist, Guitar, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Bass
2009 Causes 2 Primary Artist
2009 Library Catalog Music Series, Vol. 2: Music for Measurement Law of the Least Effort Assistant
2009 The Atlantic Ocean Richard Swift Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Toy Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass, Xylophone, Bass (Electric), Drums, Gong, Clapping, Direction, Audio Production, Composer, Guitars, Handclapping
2008 Hello Vinyl Primary Artist
2008 Love Song Surprise Static Revenger Vocals
2008 Richard Swift as Onasis Richard Swift Primary Artist, Composer
2007 Dressed Up for the Letdown Richard Swift Primary Artist, Engineer, Main Personnel, Composer
2007 Kisses for the Misses Richard Swift Primary Artist
2007 Songs of National Freedom Richard Swift Primary Artist
2007 The Songs of National Freedom [E Bundle] Richard Swift Primary Artist
2007 Translations Sylvie Lewis Producer, Engineer, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Percussion, Programming
2006 Beautifulheart Richard Swift Primary Artist
2006 Born Ruffians Born Ruffians Producer, Mixing, Instrumentation
2006 Folk Off Primary Artist
2005 Richard Swift Collection, Vol. 1 Richard Swift Primary Artist
2005 Tangos and Trantrums [#1] Sylvie Lewis Producer, Engineer, Audio Production, Main Personnel, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Piano, Organ, Wurlitzer, Drums, Percussion, Bells, Vocals (Background), Bass, Composer
2005 The Novelist/Walking Without Effort Richard Swift Primary Artist, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals (Background), Artwork, Art Direction, Instrumentation, Composer
2003 Old Starflyer 59 Keyboards, Vocals (Background)
2001 The Hot Stuff Frank Lenz Composer
Beginners Hugo Hans Composer
Cryin' My Eyes Out Shannon Shaw Composer
Ground Trouble Jaw EP Richard Swift Primary Artist
Leaving the Yard Holly Nelson Keyboards, Vocals (Background)
Music from Drinking Buddies: A Fil by Joe Swanberg Primary Artist
Summer 2018 Composer
The Dead City Blueprint Thine Guitar (Bass)
The Atlantic Ocean Richard Swift Primary Artist
Tomato Can The Arcs Drums
Waiting on a Song Dan Auerbach Composer