2012 AT Showcase Round 4: Swampbird | Rock Candy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

2012 AT Showcase Round 4: Swampbird

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Swampbird plays Round 4 of the 2012 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.
  • Swampbird plays Round 4 of the 2012 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.

Swampbird hails from — where else? — "the swamp," aka Conway. "Hank's Zombie" starts off with what sounds like the ghost of Hasil Adkins screaming lines from "Oh! Susanna," ends with a coda of "I Saw the Light" and in between burns Nashville to the ground. The band sounds like the scariest bunch of backwoods hillfolk you ever met laying down the southern-fried-est boogie punk ever recorded onto an antique four-track. There's a more pro version of the song on the group's recent EP, "It Rolls the Dice," though I dig the demo version the most.

"Hank's Zombie"

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