Peggy 18 by Swamp Music Players, LoFi supernatural swamp funk

A fun micro-budget video whipped up to celebrate a year since the release of our LoFi album “Timeless Cool”. The supernatural swamp funk song “Peggy 18”.
Thanks to Darren Ho Media for the HD shots and Stills, low rez footage and Director Crushwb.Hilary and Jon Dude made for great Day Walkers, great acting.

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“Danielle” a special limited pressing EP

Hello folks! We have been pretty busy but I am happy to say our special limited pressing EP “Danielle” has sold out. It includes tracks “My Angel Awakes” , “Bottle Fly Mercury Blues” and another mystery track!  Not to worry if you missed out the last twenty copies have shipped out to to Radio stations in Canada and California. I will update if any choose to give it spins 😉

Danielle EP by Swamp Music Players

“Danielle” EP is dedicated to our pal Swamp Girl aka Danielle Leigh Rashall, as our first show was to help her raise funds for school supplies, she has since contributed to our art style as one of our artists and sometimes models for SMP. This is for you girl, thanks muchly.

Stay tunes for more news from Swamp Music Players soon! We have a new live show in the works!
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Update!

Hey folks with 2015 coming to a close plenty of things going on!

Our album “Timeless Cool” has arrived at radio stations in several locations across the USA (mainly California, Louisiana)  and we are waiting to see if we get any spins! We got on the campus charts in Ontario and on Hit-Tracks-Top-100 in the Netherlands so we are crossing our fingers.

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Swamp Music Players – Timeless Cool

Our track “Warrior” recorded and mixed by awarding winning Wynn Gogol has reached nearly 30,000 hits primarily from Latin America and Los Angeles. I will be shopping it around and see what happens! Looks like people in Mexico really dig it so I might have to look into that.

 

 

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We have a new live show we are working on the last few months and will be looking for gigs!  Our Cosmic Americana singer from our first album Lee-West has returned to SMP and really gels with our Bluesy lady “Songbird Heidi”

 

Our hotsauce and comic are being worked on currently and that’s lots of fun! Our websites are getting plenty of hits and we are already recording for next years EP !

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Are You Guilty? song ft Joseph Gearheart, Swamp Music Players


Are You Guilty? song ft Joseph Gearheart, Swamp… by swampmusicplayers

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Warrior reaches 25,000+ hits on Youtube!

A milestone for the new “Warrior” track from Swamp Music Players! 25,000+ hits for our new song recorded and produced by the award winning Wynn Gogol. This new Cosmic Americana track done in our transistorized retro-futuristic style owes much of the web traffic from Latin America! Mexico, Brazil and Peru lead the way in sharing the track, hitting the like button and getting the track out there!

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Thanks Charma at Google !

 
Swamp Music Players getting a promotional boost this month via Google, thanks to the help of Charma
 

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“Are You Guilty” on DailyMotion, retro 80s TV !

Made a video to go along with our LoFi swamp-pop doo-wop song “Are You Guilty”? It’s on our latest album “Timeless Cool” we released May 15th 2015 and we were surprised this track got plenty of spins! Garden City Juke Box chose it as one of the songs to introduce us to their listeners and it got spins on other shows too. It features the amazing Joseph Gearheart from Virginia backed up by Earl,Deja and Fanboat Captain. We didn’t think people would get it, an old 50s style swamp-pop tune done with some 80s inflections in our retro-future style. Also its much longer and dreamlike then what is typical of SMP but people dig it and we are so happy. So we rolled out an 80s style commercial collage we think goes along with the spirit of the song 😉

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Swamp Music Players new single “Warrior” is now for sale

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Swamp Music Players new single “Warrior” is now for sale on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and Google Music!

Warrior is the Swamp Music Players first high fidelity recording and an expression of our passion for atmospheric and cinematic Americana. Swamp Music Players is more known for its retro LoFi sound but instead sought out some interesting technical help on this track as it was recorded and mixed by award winning producer Wynn Gogol. Warrior was partly inspired by mysterious occurrences, Americana culture as well as the recent loss of many icons we respected in sports and sports entertainment. More often then not there is little poetic justice forthcoming and hardly any warrior gets the happy ending he deserves.

With a writing team of Matt Franke, John Kayden, Wynn Gogol and Drew Beckett and on the recording Matt Franke on vox and rhythm guitar, Evert Pater on bass, Adam Cleland on lead guitar and Nick Dokter on drums.

In the spirit of SMP’s transistorized LoFi roots, the Warrior mix features One Ton Studio’s iconic plate reverbs. Each 3′ by 6′ custom steel plate evokes an era. Warrior’s snare sound and lead vocal were sent through the darker cold rolled steel plate, a classic sound heard on thousands of hit records from the 1950s to the 1970s. The background harmonies were sent to the stainless steel plate, a more modern sound pioneered by plate guru Jim Cunningham in the 1980s.

Warrior - Swamp Music Players

Warrior – Swamp Music Players

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Warrior by Swamp Music Players, sneak peek of the Aug 31st release!

Warrior - Swamp Music Players

Warrior – Swamp Music Players

(Update 31st 2015 you can now buy the track on CDBaby, iTunes, Google and more!) http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/swampmusicplayers4

 

We are really excited to announce our new single “Warrior” will be released tomorrow August 31st and will be available on iTunes, Google Play,Bandcamp and CDBaby for download only. Warrior by Swamp Music Players  is a Cosmic Americana single recorded and mixed by award winning producer Wynn Gogol. Swamp Music Players have a love for the cinema and pop culture so this is our first single that is a departure from our LoFi sound. We wanted to experiment with a soundtrack level quality while bringing in our retro-futuristic edge. Warrior is a dark and contemplative song about the hard unforgiving life of a ring fighter and the cosmic mystery that may hang over all our heads.

Writing Team of Matt Franke, Drew “Deja” Beckett, Wynn Gogol and Don Danger Jon. Performed in studio by Matt Franke (Vox,Guitar), Evert Pater (Bass), local sensation Adam Cleland (Lead Guitar) and special guest Canadian music industry journeyman  Nick Dokter(Drums).

Matt Franke

Matt Franke

In the spirit of SMP’s transistorized LoFi roots, the Warrior mix features One Ton Studio’s iconic plate reverbs. Each 3′ by 6′ custom steel plate evokes an era. Warrior’s snare sound and lead vocal were sent through the darker cold rolled steel plate, a classic sound heard on thousands of hit records from the 1950s to the 1970s. The background harmonies were sent to the stainless steel plate, a more modern sound pioneered by plate guru Jim Cunningham in the 1980s.

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Evert Pater

Big thanks to Wynn one of the best producers this side of the Rocky Mountains for taking an interest in SMP and “getting” our LoFi roots and our drive for retro-futuristic driven Cosmic Americana and Swamp Genres music! We have high hopes for “Warrior” and already shopping it around the industry. It is a tremendous expression of Swamp Music Players vision of world building through music and we think our fans will get a kick out of it! Check out the early preview on youtube!

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“Portal To Hell” world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival!

Swamp Music Players were awarded the shirt off Jack’s back from the film “Portal To Hell”! It is very sad that Roddy Piper passed away as we all are huge fans and “They Live” is one of our favorite films. This is why we donated to his crowd funding campaign and gladly hyped “Portal To Hell”. Roddy Piper and “Portal To Hell” team was very cool to award SMP and our management Crushwb for promoting them on social media but the recent bad news had cast a shadow. We are finally glad to report some good news that Roddy’s last film “Portal To Hell” will have its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival! We hope Roddy will be remembered for this short film, the trailer is out and we are very excited about it!
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Roddy Piper Portal To Hell

Roddy Piper Portal To Hell

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