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Richard Swift honoured with new subscription single series

Posted on July 02, 2017
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A new 7″ vinyl series has launched in honour of the late Richard Swift. The series will feature contributions from The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, The Shins’ James Mercer and more.

Fup Yep Soundation‘s first release “Christmas Time Is Here” by Lucius was produced, recorded, mixed
and inspired by Richard Swift. It’s available to listen now and the 7″ will be released on December 7th. Check out the track below.

Listen: Lucius – “Christmas Time Is Here”

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All proceeds from the series go towards Musicares as well as Music Support UK. The series will also directly support Swift’s family.

Swift passed away in July of this year after complications related to his struggles with alcohol addiction. His family shared a heartfelt statement a week later discussing the artist’s battle and Musicare’s support.

Richard Swift was an essential figure in the indie rock scene, releasing music as a solo artist as well as contributing to a plenty of other bands. Swift played with The Shins from 2011 to 2016 and was the touring bassist of the Black Keys in 2017.

Production credits for the artist include Sharon Van Etten, Foxygen, The Mynabirds, and more. Check out the video for his solo track “Lady Luck” below.

Watch: Richard Swift – Lady Luck”

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