Swamp Dogg Gets Back to the Country

Our ol’ buddy Swamp Dogg is known primarily for his boisterous (and often humorous) psychedelic soul music, but as he tells it, “if you listen to my records before I start stacking shit on it, I’m country. I sound country.” He aims to prove as much on his new album, Sorry You Couldn’t Make It.… Continue reading Swamp Dogg Gets Back to the Country

Swamp Dogg Embraces Digital Weirdness

Our ol’ buddy Swamp Dogg will be the proud papa of a brand new album on Sept. 7, when Joyful Noise Recordings releases Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune. With production by Ryan-Olson (Poliça, Gayngs) and Swamp’s longtime bandmate MoogStar, it’s a weird ‘n’ wacky plunge into the digital dumps, wherein Swamp Dogg fully embraces the titular… Continue reading Swamp Dogg Embraces Digital Weirdness

Swamp Dogg, Part 1

“They’ve Come to Get Me from the Lost and Found” Swamp Dogg: Not Just Another Motherfucker Another noontime morning packed into the van. Hacking up, onto the back of the bench seat, all of last night’s cigarettes. Fumbling to get another one lit. Start it again. It is early fall. And early fall loves Athens.… Continue reading Swamp Dogg, Part 1

Swamp Dogg, Part 2

“I worked in a pharmacy called Washington Pharmacy, and I was a delivery boy. A lot of times, I worked behind the counter. They would make the black women customers wait there at one table sitting in the back. The black men had to wait out in the hallway to wait on their shit. If… Continue reading Swamp Dogg, Part 2

Swamp Dogg, Part 3

“So I ended up working at a car lot. And my job was to be there every morning at 4:30, and to wipe the dew off the cars so they would shine. He called himself the biggest car dealer in Miami. I think he might have been bigger than he said he was. I’ve never… Continue reading Swamp Dogg, Part 3

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires

2 Loud 4 Texas (But Not the Rest of Us!): Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires Stoke the Embers On a Thursday evening in mid-September, I was unreservedly party/show-hopping during a visit to Athens. You can regularly do that sort of thing on a Thursday in Athens, because usually there’s little else to do… Continue reading Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires