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 Post subject: Swamp Thing
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:24 pm 
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CBC recently interviewed Swamp Thing for an album stream and Q&A for their blog. Ryan B Patrick talks to them about Creature Feature, whether they consider themselves nerdcore, and their place in the diverse Canadian hip hop scene.

Creature Feature streams until December 4.

Read the interview and stream the album here: http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/11/Swa ... eam-and-QA

Here's what others are saying about the album:

"As a fan of genre material and also Hip Hop that tries to do something different, I recommend you check out Swamp Thing’s Creature Feature." - http://geekhardshow.com/2012/11/my-revi ... e-feature/

"The content is tongue in cheek, funny at times, and the budget may have been small, but as we’ve come to expect from rap music coming out of this clique in Canada, the production values are professional, the sound is full and the samples embedded seamlessly into each song." - http://www.theunheardnerd.com/2012/11/s ... album.html

"the one & only album you need for [Halloween] ... a great listen anytime." - http://www.herohill.com/2012/10/swamp-t ... eature.htm

Here's the video for first single "123":



Get the album at the best price from Bandcamp: http://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com


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 Post subject: Re: Swamp Thing n CBC (stream and Q&A)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:18 am 
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Download their EP for free at:

http://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com/alb ... ndhouse-ep



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:00 am 
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Uhm, Swamp Thing is many things to many people, I guess...

Got an awesome spotlight review of the album in Rue Morgue Magazine, one of the top horror magazines in the world.

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The review provides a link to listen to their song "B-Movie Monsters" and download it for free if one should desire. Here's where to hear it:

http://www.rue-morgue.com/extras/hymns- ... -of-horror

Here's a screen shot of the blurb for those too lazy to click a link without incentive:

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Hear the rest of the album here: http://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com/alb ... re-feature



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 Post subject: Re: Swamp Thing
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Swamp Thing interview with Czech magazine Bbarak was posted recently.

Read the Czech interview here: http://www.bbarak.cz/clanky/novinky/na- ... amp-thing/

Here is the interview in the original English:

Formation
Choke and I have known each other since high school and formed the group Toolshed together back in the 90s. We’d known Savilion as an artist since around the same time. A few years ago I’d always run into Sav at the ‘Beat Lounge’ producer showcases in Toronto and we’d always talk about doing a track. The 1st one went so well we decided to make an entire album!

Music
Our music is all about having fun and being creative. Swamp Thing is a perfect vehicle for that idea, because the framework of the B Movie concepts on ‘Creature Feature’ allow us to write about some really out there, interesting, weird stuff, but it’s not soft. Savs beats are hard as fuck and we like our rap tough and aggressive. There’s nothin delicate about Swamp Thing, but it isn’t derivative or disingenuous. Also, Sav and Choke are two of my favorite dudes to hang with, so we have lots of fun making music.

About Creature Feature
Every song is a banger, and every song is its own B Movie.

Best Canadian posse cut
I’m a little bit biased on that but I’d have to say ‘Smell The Glove’ from my solo album “Stranger Danger”. I just love the idea of getting 10 or 12 emcees together and making a song that is still tight and keeps your attention. Short verses from a ton of talented rappers.

Goal
Swamp Thing’s ultimate goal is complete world domination. But for Chokeules, Savilion and I, I think it’s about making high quality music that is as much fun to listen to as we had making it. We’ve never tried to cater to what’s current or hip or contemporary. We just try to make music we would want to listen to and let the chips fall where they may.

Greatest Success
So far I think finishing the album on time for the Halloween release party. (Photo finish).

Life Motto
Git it poppin, use yourself as a guinea pig.

Upcoming Projects
Upcoming projects from the crew? Next up is Wolves (D-Sisive, Muneshine, Ghettosocks, Bix & Timbuktu), followed by new solo albums from Chokeules, Timbuktu & Savilion, a new Backburner Crew album and of course another SWAMP THING!

Select members of the crew will be touring the US in the spring with SXSW as a main anchor. Swamp Thing will be touring Canada in the summer as well.



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 Post subject: Re: Swamp Thing
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:43 pm 
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Also got a pretty solid review from RapReviews.com. Their only real complaint seems to be that the songs "All About the Brains" and "Red Planet" sound like they could be Slaughterhouse songs on which they can easily hear Joe Budden and Royce 5'9 rapping on the beats. They conclude “…this group has an overall enjoyable chemistry. It’s worth a listen.”

Read the rest of the review here: http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2012_ ... ature.html

Do you think these songs sound like they could be Slaughterhouse tracks?

"All About the Brains" - http://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com/tra ... the-brains
"Red Planet" - http://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com/track/red-planet



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