Tragically UnHeard Of
Band O’ the Week….
Gaycondo’s very own…..

[DISCLAIMER :: I know, I know. It is awkward that I am doing a “Tragically UnHeard Of” spot on my own band…but it had to be done some time or another. Regular Tragically UnHeard Of features will resume shortly]

As we draw closer to the five year anniversary of Swallows being a band, here are some of the rad things that have been happening to Swallows recently.

Swallows has always been into reinventing their favorite pop songs. They most recently covered three Dolly Parton songs at the 3rd Annual Dolly Parton Hoot Night. Songs include “The Bargain Store”, “I’m In No Condition” and “The Seeker”. Check out a live video: which was held May 31st in Portland, Oregon to benefit a festival called Siren Nation, which celebrates music/art/film made by women.


Since the beginning, Swallows has taken a postmodern approach to music making. We tend to string together bits and pieces of music from different sub genres of rock, producing a newly contextualized sonic space. On Swallows debut full length, Me With Trees Towering we used this technique to reintroduce the Mamas and the Papas classic, “Words Of Love”.

Listen to the original version of “Words Of Love” sung by Mama Cass:

Listen to Swallows post-millennial rock revision, if you love it go buy the album:

Over the past year, Swallows has been collecting remixes to feature on an upcoming Swallows Remixed EP. Radio Sloan decided to rework Swallows “Words Of Love” cover into a sexy dance mix featuring the lovely ladies of Team Gina! Swallows loves post-postmodernism!

Listen: https://gaycondo.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/swallows_speakingoflove_radiosloanremix.mp3″


2 Responses to “KEEP IT ON THE BROWNLOWE :: Tragically UnHeard Of :: SWALLOWS”

  1. 1 The Bearded Traveler
    June 13, 2008 at 11:18 am

    This is the entry that HAD to happen eventually. It’s like when a sitcom enters their 3rd or 4th season, and they have to do the “reworking of Christmas Carol” or “reworking of It’s A Wonderful Life” episode.

  2. 2 EM
    June 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    HA!. it is true.

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