The Shins – “Waimanalo” & “Trapped By The Sea”

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The musician Richard Swift died last year and a bunch of his friends and collaborators got together to launch a new 7″ series, The Fug Yep Soundation, in his honor. The first volume of the series came out around this time last year, and it included Lucius covers of … More »

Watch Pure Bathing Culture’s Acoustic Stereogum Session

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Portland indie-pop duo and Band To Watch alumni Pure Bathing Culture released their shimmering new album, Night Pass, back in April of this year. Today, band members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman came by the Stereogum Times Square offices to perform material new and old in a stripped-down, acoustic set. The first two … More »

Ben Gibbard – “Me And Magdalena”

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Ben Gibbard - The Swift SessionsSinger-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Richard Swift unfortunately passed away last year at the age of 41. Swift was a prolific, beloved figure during his life. He befriended and collaborated with many musicians in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard among them. More »

Richard Swift Tribute 7″ Series The Fug Yep Soundation Features James Mercer, Dan Auerbach, & More

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Richard SwiftIndie-rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Richard Swift passed away this summer at the far-too-young age of 41. Swift had battled with alcoholism for years, and his family revealed that he had been diagnosed with hepatitis and liver and kidney distress shortly before his death. Secretly Canadian posthumously released his final album, … More »

Richard Swift – “Sept20″

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Richard-Swift-The-HexThis summer, Richard Swift — the longtime indie rock studio wizard, solo artist, and prolific collaborator, passed away at the much-too-young age of 41. He’d been battling alcoholism for years, and shortly before he died, he was diagnosed with hepatitis and liver and kidney distress. But in the time before he … More »

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Cover Richard Swift’s “Most Of What I Know”

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Death Cab For CutieLast week, Death Cab For Cutie released their latest album, Thank You For Today, and the band has been making the promotional rounds for it, appearing on late-night shows and stopping by the SiriusXM studios, where they covered Richard Swift’s “Most Of What I Know,” off the … More »

Richard Swift’s Cause Of Death Revealed In Family Statement

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Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Richard Swift was hospitalized last month with an undisclosed fatal condition and passed away earlier this month at the age of 41. Today, his family and management team released a statement on Swift’s Facebook page revealing the cause of his death. More »

Richard Swift Dead At 41

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Richard-SwiftRichard Swift has died. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer was hospitalized last month with an undisclosed life-threatening condition. Pitchfork reports that he passed away this morning in a Tacoma, Washington hospital. Swift was 41. More »