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Rich Tardy - Words, Samples; ; John St.Onge - Bass, Synth, Guitars; ; Matt Siberstein - Guitars, Keys, Vocals; ; Pete Riley - Drums; ; Bobby D - Guitars
About the ArtistLike a poetic genius with a thirst for life, trapped in the body of a late night madman with a thirst for alcohol"
A powerful blend of dynamic drum and bass rythyms, vintage guitar tones, hook-heavy synth riffs and artistic vocal delivery make the Swillmerchants debut full length release, “the mint hotel”, one of the most original and exciting records to come out of the vibrant Northampton, MA music scene in years. Influences such as; The Who, Interpol, Oasis , MGMT , Black Flag, Death From Above 1979 and Radiohead have played major roles in shaping the band’s musical direction and attitude.
The music, combined with powerfully delivered vocal hooks, initiate an energetic thrill that highlights the band’s sophisticated lyrical content and songwriting. With a reverence for musical styles and cult-classical artistic themes that have defined a generation, “the mint hotel” emphatically reminds its audience of where rock has been, while quite seriously challenging where it might go. Known for unforgettable live shows and electrifying stage presence, the Swillmerchants are a band that reminds everyone that music is supposed to be FUN.
Top 40 in Indie Rock , December 2011
Top 40 in Indie Rock , April 2011