Published Apr 25, 2008Curly topped L.A. singer-songwriter Richard Swift has unveiled a new online film series entitled Ground Trouble Jaw, proving hes not only a perpetual genre-jumper but a medium-jumper as well.
Ranging from adventures in Wilcos loft to battles with an unruly Theremin and a "tape monster, the Gondry-esque short films are shot and edited by Swift, with various friends and musicians serving as the cast. So far, the series has five videos streaming via YouTube and Swifts MySpace, including the eccentrically titled "Theremin Tomfoolery (Episode 4) and "Bat Coma Motown (Episode 5).
But this shift to the visual arts doesnt mean Swift has abandoned his aural excursions, by any means. In fact, each Ground Trouble Jaw episode is soundtracked with various musical snippets from his new double-EP, As Onasis, offering piecemeal servings of his latest shift into rustic, garage rock-inspired 50s sounds.
And if you would like to hear a song in its entirety, you can also view/listen the new "Knee-High Boogie Blues video, the first single off As Onasis. Its also directed by Swift and filmmaker Lance Troxel, and among the videos highlights are a buffalo, Chucks and some robed dude doing bad-ass tai chi moves.