Sounds Of O+ Festival 2013 #7: Swamp Baby

Y'all know I love a festival. Being around well-curated music for days at a time is nigh on heavenly to me. But sometimes, festivals can go above and beyond even that personal experience and not only provide miles and miles of glorious music and art, but a worthwhile cause to boot. Witness the O+ Festival, held this coming weekend in scenic Kingston, NY (with Left Coast activities too). O+ not only brings together some seriously great bands but seeks to provide health services for musicians. It's a darned noble cause, worthy of much attention and heaps of praise. I'm highlighting a selection of bands on this year's O+ roster that definitely merit a closer look.

The words "psych" and "folktronica" really get my blood pumping. Swamp Baby has been described thusly, needless to say, I kinda sorta really like them. Hailing from Albany, NY, the band is nothing is not all sorts of atmospheric. Beautiful and rustic, the band crafts backwoods, rootsy compositions like nobody's business. There's a delicacy and purity to their songs. Swamp Baby just might make your breath catch in your throat.


  1. Thanks, Megan! We should have a brand new record recorded by the end of the year, would love to share it with you when it's done! Mike from Swamp Baby


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