Swear and Shake

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Swear and Shake is an indie folk band based out of Brooklyn, New York. Formed in 2010 by Kari Spieler (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Adam McHeffey (vocals, lyrics, guitar, banjo), the band now includes Shaun Savage (electric bass), and Ben Goldstein (drums).[1] [2] In January of 2013 the band announced via their Facebook page that founding member and drummer Tom Elefante would leave the band, to be replaced by Ben Goldstein, who had formerly worked as the band's producer on "Maple Ridge". Time Out New York described their sound as "postcard-perfect indie folk with an undercurrent of sly humor." [3]Swear and Shake self-identify their sound as "Big Hook Americana". [4]

Maple Ridge LP[edit]

In 2012 Swear and Shake released their debut album Maple Ridge. The band's campaign to fund the record through the crowd funding website Kickstarter exceeded its goal by $750.00.[5] The record gained the band attention amongst notable independent music blogs, with My Old Kentucky Blog featuring Swear and Shake in their New Band Smell section,[6] multiple features in The Deli Magazine,[7][8] and The Blue Indian naming Swear and Shake as their Band Of The Month for December 2012.[9]