Swell Spells

Tell us what you know about music royalties and how to get paid.
We use Distrokid for digital distribution which allows us to keep all of our streaming royalties, we also DIY our own physical copies so that we can control our own market and keep the margins high.

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Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.
Practice a lot beforehand.

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List the names of your biggest supporters.

Patrick’s mom for letting us rehearse and record in her house.

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Discuss what has motivated you so far in your music career.

The desire to make good music that connects with people is motivation enough.

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Go into detail about your experience as an artist.

We’ve been a band for about six months now but friends for much longer. We’ve all been songwriters for a long time.

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Tell us the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

Playing for free.

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Discuss the story behind the song.

“Demons” is a song about anxiety and its uncontrollable nature.

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Tell us how to fund a music project.

Buy an interface, a few mics, some headphones, and a laptop. Record every idea you have until it sounds alright and put it out. Keep a band fund with money you make at shows.

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Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.

If someone falls in the pit, pick them up. Don’t grope crowdsurfers, don’t be an asshole in general.

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Tell us the greatest piece of advice you have ever been given as an artist.
“It doesn’t matter how you do it, just that you do it.”

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Tell us what you will like to improve or change in your music.

More dynamics, more chord changes, more colorful production. Maybe some keyboards.

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Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.

Drink tea and don’t sing too loud. That’s what microphones are for.

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Tell us how you manage your team to make things work out.

We kick each other’s asses into shape whenever one of us starts lagging on a project. Doesn’t always work.

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Discuss your best mood during performance.

Focused and locked into the groove.

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List your best artists of all time with reasons.

These are from the drummer Logan’s perspective:

The Beatles, for revolutionizing recorded music and writing insanely good songs.

 David Bowie, for allowing music to become a visual art.

 Lil B The BasedGod because he knows the basedgod.

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Tell us all we need to know about you.
We are young and fun and ready to run.

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Give us the links to connect you and buy your music.

swellspells.bandcamp.com

instagram.com/swellspells

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Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing the society and the solution.

Overpopulation. Use protection, kids.

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Discuss your songwriting and recording process.

Pat would make demos of the songs and present them to the rest of the band. Logan would set up a recording rig in Pat’s living room and we’d track the songs live until we had enough material to use as a basis for overdubs. Then we spent a few months doing overdubs in various bedrooms and closets, mixed it over a few weeks, and put it out.

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State the official date of release.

Feb 2, 2018.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Swell Spells. It was a cool name Pat came up with for what was supposed to be a solo project, then he decided that it should just be the band’s name.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Demons” is a song about anxiety and its uncontrollable nature.

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

We named the album “Tell Your Friends You Love Them” after a banner our friend Ernesto made for a DIY show. It resonated with us and we ended up writing a song with that title, it just stuck after that. It’s also about how our friendship guided us through the making of the record.

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