Swamp Baby

Swamp Baby

 Albany, New York, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

We are an alternative-folk band based out of Upstate New York. We have an unique blend of the experimental and the accessible, with a major emphasis on songwriting and improvisation. People that admire groups like Bon Iver and Iron & Wine tend to like us.

Biography

Swamp Baby is a band with deep roots in the independent music scene of NY State’s Capital Region. Longtime friends and collaborators, the four core members of Swamp Baby (two of whom are a married couple with a real baby of their own) have been playing together in this capacity since around 2007. Their debut album All Fours was released in April 2010, and their second release will be out in May of 2012 on Collar City Records.

They have shared acclaimed shows with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, The Parlor and Portland, Oregon's Horse Feathers.

Lyrics

The Flood

Written By: Nick Matulis

Come on, we sacrificed - when will the rain end? Come on, we sacrificed her - when will the rain end?

Oh, come on, come on - you’re not playing fair
Quit trying to wash the blood from your hands

Reach over the mountain
Reach up from the bay
Don’t you hear how we weep our songs of love. . .
. . . in the flood?

(excerpt from Ha Jin)

Come on, we pray, but our voices wash away
Come on, we pray, but our voices wash away

So come on, come on - oh, you’re not playing fair
Quit trying to wash the blood from your hands

So reach over the mountain Reach up from the bay
Don’t you hear how we weep our songs of love. . .
. . . . in the flood?

Geronimo

Written By: Swamp Baby

Raise you from the grave
Skull in tack and bone

Geronimo - nothing that I won't try

I am Prescott Bush, Jimmy Superfly (Snuka)
(I don't want to play the fool, but I do it for you)
nothing that I won't try

Man, I wanna
Buddy, I want to live, I wanna win your love
Nothing that I won't try

Geronimo - nothing that I won't try

Discography

All Fours (album, 2010, Collar City Records)

"Seeing Stars" (2010, single off of All Fours, 56 hearts on HypeMachine.com, hit on last.fm)

forthcoming:
For Baby's Babies (2012, Collar City Records)