Monsters of the Ancient World

by The Sway Machinery

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Just in time for Valentine's Day. THE SWAY MACHINERY is back with a mixtape of love songs: MONSTERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD. On this collection, The Sway Machinery brings to bear its wealth of experiences: traveling in the Sahara Desert, lead singer Jeremiah Lockwood's delving into his familial tradition of Jewish spiritual music, and the band's unique pedigree rocking dance floors and festival stages from Timbuktu to Melbourne. Co-produced by bass guitarist and rising star of the New York afro-beat scene, Nikhil P. Yerawadekar, the EP serves up a strong brew of lo-fi analog Brooklyn grime, loving echoes of West African pop music and futurist Anthemic Rock. Most importantly, Monsters of the Ancient World puts the focus on authenticity of personal experience and the spirit, the only true measures of success in this world.

check out the music video for You Will Love No One But Me:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4V9ON6X518

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released February 10, 2014

THE SWAY MACHINERY
Jeremiah Lockwood-guitar and vocals
John Bollinger-drums
Nikhil Yerawadekar-bass guitar
Jordan McLean-trumpet
Stuart Bogie-tenor saxophone
Matt Bauder-tenor saxophone

specials guests:
Jared Samuel-organ
Pauline Kim-violin and viola
Anneke Schaul-Yoder-cello

Produced by Nikhil Yerawadekar and Jeremiah Lockwood
Mixed by Jim Bertini and Nikhil Yerawadekar
Mastered by Dan Goodwin

All songs by Jeremiah Lockwood (Swaying Music, ASCAP).

Recorded at The Church of the Electric Dirt
Additional recording at The Camouflage Lodge

Album art by Thom Smith
www.thomsmithart.com

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The Sway Machinery Brooklyn, New York

The horn-driven quintet Sway Machinery draws on a mélange of influences—from Latin jazz to Ashkenazi cantorial tropes—to forge a dance-friendly, at times ecstatic sound. The group, founded by the guitarist and singer Jeremiah Lockwood, the grandson of the esteemed cantor Jacob Konigsberg, melds Lockwood’s Jewish musical roots with a wide-ranging interest in world music.
THE NEW YORKER, Feb 2013
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