My Morning Download: “Brother” by Swear And Shake (playing World Cafe Live 10/19)

Photo by Tetiana Steblova
Photo by Tetiana Steblova

The Brooklyn indie-folkrock band Swear and Shake perform at World Cafe Live this Saturday evening, October 19th, opening for Red Wanting Blue. The four piece – including Adam McHeffey on vocals, guitar, and banjo, Ben Goldstein on drums, bassist Shaun Savage, and Kari Spieler on vocals and guitar – have been together since 2009 when Adam and Kari met in college at SUNY (State University of New York) Purchase.

“Brother,” from the band’s forthcoming album, Ain’t That Lovin, features the band’s original drummer, Thomas Elefante. According to McHeffrey, it was the last song that the band tracked with him. “I couldn’t ask for a more fitting way to represent all of the remarkable musical ideas he’s brought to my music over the twelve years that I’ve played and grown with him including the last two with Swear and Shake,” says McHeffrey. “Never has the band penned a song with as much purpose and clarity as this one. “Brother” is forever dedicated to him and his beautiful new family.”

Download the song below, and watch the video, filmed in New Hope.



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