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Swear and Shake: Extended Play

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A fresh mix of indie, folk, pop, and a hint of alternative; Swear and Shake is definitely a treat to listen to. The New York City based foursome has just released their latest 5 track EP, aptly titled Extended Play.

This enchanting group is made up of Kari Spieler, Adam McHeffey, Shaun Savage and Thomas Elefante. Together, they create wonderful folk pop mingled with a beautiful acoustic touch, endearing vocals and characteristic jaunty tunes here and there.

Even though they are relatively new as a group, Swear and Shake enter the scene with their “game-on” faces fully plastered. This upbeat album opens with Being and Time. The track starts with heartfelt vocals matched with acoustic strumming then progresses into an uptempo indie pop cut. Reminds me of a fun summertime, rolling around the grass or maybe prancing around the garden enjoying the summer sunshine. It’s followed by the alternative gypsy sounding cut, The Promise. This one has a beautiful upbeat tempo and very cute lyrics.

Meanwhile, Johnnie, is a mellow, acoustic cut that features really gorgeous vocals from Kari. It’s a lovely cut that exudes melancholic emotion in its every note. One of my personal favorites in the compilation. The laid back Truckstop Flower and the reflective, Bones, cap off the entire compilation.

There’s no denying the fact that Swear and Shake know how to make amazing sounds. The quartet has a knack for creating a wonderful balance of emotion, instruments, vocals and lyrics; making you want to listen more and more. Their EP, Extended Play, is available as a free download under creative commons.

Despite being relatively new in the business, the group has opened for notable acts such as Alison Krauss, Ray LaMontagne and the Avett Brothers to name a few. Currently, they are going around performing live shows in various areas around Philly and NYC.



UPDATE!
Over 200k downloads and some amazing performances later Swear and Shake is making a full length album – but not without your help! Check out their Kickstarter video and head to their page to help them out!


Related Links:

Swear and Shake Official Website
Swear and Shake on Facebook
Swear and Shake on Twitter
Swear and Shake on Last FM
Swear and Shake on Myspace

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  1. January 28, 2011 at 12:06 am, Tweets that mention Swear and Shake: Extended Play amazingly refreshing indie folk pop :: FrostClick.com :: 100% Legal Downloads for FrostWire - Free Movies, Videos, Music, Software, Graphics -- Topsy.com said:

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  2. January 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm, Dunbar said:

    Swear and Shake plays Philadelphia tonight! If you’re in town, tweet @swearandshake

    Green Line Cafe
    7 p.m.

  3. January 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm, Tweets that mention Swear and Shake: Extended Play amazingly refreshing indie folk pop :: FrostClick.com :: 100% Legal Downloads for FrostWire - Free Movies, Videos, Music, Software, Graphics -- Topsy.com said:

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by FrostWire, astronomyz. astronomyz said: First 30 seconds of listening to @SwearAndShake and I'm hooked, Free E.P. download here http://bit.ly/hk3uAz [...]

  4. February 01, 2011 at 8:07 pm, Jim Kirk said:

    Which Green Line Cafe?

    Google Maps shows 2 Green Line Cafes in Phili:
    1 – Green Line Cafe, 4239 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    2 – Green Line Cafe, 4426 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

  5. February 02, 2011 at 12:56 am, fuck this bitch said:

    this stuff is fuckn shit you cant sing u fuk. fkn rep some1 not this bitch

  6. February 02, 2011 at 12:57 am, Ghkhjgkjhkyu said:

    fkn annoying

  7. February 03, 2011 at 2:41 pm, Guest said:

    Hey Jim – that show in Philly was last weekend, but it was at the second address you have listed there. I’m pretty sure the first one doesn’t double as a venue. They put on a lot of great shows there and it’s a great place to grab a bite to eat and cup of coffee.

    Anyone who might be in New York City should go check out Swear and Shake along with fellow New Yorkers Johnnie Jordan and the Holy Smoke at Rockwood Music Hall this Sunday at 7pm. It’s free! What’s with Swear and Shake and free stuff?

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  10. September 04, 2012 at 1:21 pm, Swear and Shake: Maple Ridge #free said:

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