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Witching & Divining
Folk tales from the Harvest Home to the Crossroads
“Witching and Divining is Swallows’ most expansive work to date, featuring haunting folk tales brought to life by arrangements that incorporate American roots and blues, tribal beats and old world traditional music.” - Hymie’s Vintage Records (Minneapolis)
"A record that sounds like autumnal weather, the Swallows’ 'Witching & Divining' blends raspy-voiced frontman Jeff Crandall’s dark story songs with hard, cold blasts of cello, accordion and guitar that fall somewhere between rootsy punk and Celtic folk." - Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A complex combination of American roots and Old World folk music.... Each song is seeped in folklore, feeling at times like an interpretation of John Lomax’s legendary field recordings.... The result is alternately reminiscent of Tom Waits and of contemporary revivalists Mumford & Sons, while retaining a dense, organic sound entirely unique to Swallows.” - City Pages (Minneapolis)
released 02 October 2012
Jeff Crandall - Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, percussion
Aaron Kerr - Cello, bass, vocals
Tyson Allison - Electric guitars, vocals, keys, melodica, harmonica, marimba, bass, percussion
Mike Nordby - Mandolin, pipe, trash can, grill wok, washboard, djembe, sandpaper, vocals
Toni Tinetti - Cello, vocals
Justin DeLeon - Drums, percussion
Leigh Gregory - Resophonic on "Witching & Divining"
All songs by Swallows
Recording arranged and produced by Swallows
Production assistance by Randy Gildersleeve
Recording engineered and mixed by Randy Gildersleeve at GilderSound, Forest Lake, MN
Recording mastered by JJ Golden, Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA