Manicdown

Manicdown

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Biography

Manicdown

In order to create, one must experience and one must struggle, and where true creation exists, so must passion. “Manicdown” and its music is the culmination of years of experience and effort, and was created with a passion that is unmistakable, and unforgettable.

Dan Swinimer has played drums and sung backup vocals for the Vancouver band “Superbeing” since it’s inception and has also been an instrumental part of the song-writing process, co-writing many of Superbeing’s staples. He has also been involved in countless studio projects, as well as fill in spots with the likes of Todd Kerns and Gob. In addition, Dan has become a talented producer, and has shown an uncanny ability to find and exploit a song’s true strengths. His knack of uncovering potential in both a song and an artist make him a true rising star as a producer and co writer.

Over Superbeing’s existence, Dan has written many songs of a slightly different genre, and it is these songs that make up the brand new project “Manicdown”. Over the course of the past 8 months, Dan has set up his own studio, and alone, recorded over 20 songs that are now a part of Manicdown’s repertoire. No other musicians appear on these recordings.

Manicdown’s sound is unique in it’s texture. The music combines a raw energy and passion, with complex vocal and guitar harmonies, thoughtful and relatable lyrics and most importantly, unforgettable melody. Soaring lead vocal lines hover over the blanket of music underneath, creating a memorable sound all it’s own. Manicdown also has a unique ability to successfully travel from one style threshold to another without alienating the listener, offering a variety long forgotten in rock and roll.

It has been over the past several months that a band has been assembled, and Manicdown’s live performances have begun. With several performances to date, and many more scheduled, Manicdown has translated seamlessly to the live medium, and the response has been overwhelming. I know this, because I have watched this amazing talent unfold…

-Anthony Benda- DiePopStar

Lyrics

The Game

Written By: Dan Swinimer

The Game

Music and lyrics written by Dan Swinimer

If you looked at me when I talked to you
It would help explain the things I do

But you never look at me
And I’ll never explain to you
The things that irritate
The little things that undress you

You make it true

Only you
Can make it true
It’s only you
That makes it true

If you ever knew how I really feel
I’d run away before I’d deal in “real”

But you never implicate
Every time you glow you fade

And it makes my day

You complicate
And can’t explain
I’m telling you I never change
It’s just The Game
You can’t explain
It’s just The Game
I’m telling you I never change
It’s just The Game

It’s just The Game
You can’t explain
It’s just The Game
I’m telling you I never change
It’s just The Game

Discography

How do you Feel? (2003)
-received a couple of radio spins in Vancouver, BC