It’s already been a wildly successful year for Brooklyn’s Swear and Shake. In February, they set sail aboard Rock Boat XIII with the likes of Sister Hazel and Brandi Carlile, and more recently the band played to a rain-soaked crowed at the inaugural Shaky Knees Festival.
However, the year began with the announcement that the band’s drummer Thomas Elefante would be leaving Swear and Shake. “Brother” is the last song the band tracked with Elefante.
“I couldn’t ask for a more fitting way to represent all of the remarkable musical ideas he’s brought to my music over the twelve years that I’ve played and grown with him — including the last two with Swear and Shake,” said vocalist Adam McHeffey of “Brother”. “Never has the band penned a song with as much purpose and clarity as this one. “Brother” is forever dedicated to him and his beautiful new family.”
Swear and Shake won’t be slowing down. They are working on a music video for “Brother,” to be released in early summer along with their second full-length album, which is scheduled to be recorded in July and released later in 2013. The band is playing The Governors Ball Music Festival before kicking off a summer tour in June with ZZ Ward.
You can listen to and download “Brother” in the player below.