Philly favorite Swift Technique is thrilled to announce the release of their first full-length album, MARTIAN FARM, available everywhere TODAY, Friday, January 31st.
With MARTIAN FARM, Swift Technique has delivered their most compelling musical offering to date. Recorded exclusively to two inch analog tape, the record features an exciting hybrid of deep Funk, smooth Soul and gritty Rock. The first two singles – “Landlord” and “Silence” – have already received widespread critical acclaim and consistent radio airplay on WXPN. Further, the album features a truly all-star cast of Philadelphia legends, including mixing / mastering engineer Phil Nicolo (Billy Joel), Vocalist Lady Alma, Trumpeter Chris Stevens (John Legend) and Executive Producer Andy Hurwitz (Snarky Puppy).
Symbolizing an evolution in their musicality and approach to songwriting, Swift Technique is proud to share a record that is certain to leave a lasting impact in the National musical landscape.
Coupled with the record release, Swift Technique has partnered with acclaimed animator, Erik Horvitz of Smokey Toons (Adult Swim, Aqua Teen Hunger Force), to create both a new music video and animated series that will run through 2020! Both videos can be viewed here —
Finally, the band has extended an open invitation to their free listening party on Friday, January 31st, at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Beginning at 6pm, local producer DJ HA will spin the full record, along with a premiere screening for Episode 2 of their new animated series!
ABOUT SWIFT TECHNIQUE
Swift Technique, Philadelphia’s multi-faceted musical collective, is sprinting into its 13th year at full speed! The band’s unique hybrid blend of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop and relentless showmanship has propelled the group into its most successful period to date. With potent, dynamic horn lines, thunderous bass and drums, driving guitar and keys, and more dance moves than you can shake a booty at, Swift Tech’s live performances are unmatched in energy, musicianship and pure feel-good fun. And with a recent appearance on the award-winning Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, the group is commanding national attention.
Now, having steadily toured, performed and recorded all over the country since forming in 2007, Swift Technique, after releasing a couple of EPs and a few strong singles, is finally releasing their debut full-length album, the mysteriously titled Martian Farm. The album represents a milestone for the band, which has undergone a continual evolution in its live performances, songwriting abilities and communal approach to music.
UPCOMING SWIFT TECHNIQUE EVENTS
TONIGHT, Fri. 1/31 – listening party at World Cafe, Philadelphia PA – FB event
Fri. 3/20 – record release show at Wonder Bar, Asbury Park – FB event
Fri. 4/17 – hometown record release show at City Winery, Philadelphia PA