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Swallows - photo by Cori Miller

“A complex combination of American roots and Old World folk music… [Swallows] new LP, Witching & Divining, captures them like a firefly trapped in a jar. Each song is steeped in folklore, feeling at times like an interpretation of John Lomax’s legendary field recordings. Throughout the album, the band introduces innovative percussion – featuring a metal pipe and a trashcan – as well as drawing on traditional instruments from around the world, including two cellos and a marimba…. The result is alternately reminiscent of Tom Waits and of contemporary revivalists Mumford & Sons, while retaining a dense, organic sound entirely unique to Swallows.” – Minneapolis City Pages