Richard Swift Unveils Online Film Series

Richard Swift Unveils Online Film Series
Curly topped L.A. singer-songwriter Richard Swift has unveiled a new online film series entitled Ground Trouble Jaw, proving he’s not only a perpetual genre-jumper but a medium-jumper as well.

Ranging from adventures in Wilco’s 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 Swift’s MySpace, including the eccentrically titled "Theremin Tomfoolery” (Episode 4) and "Bat Coma Motown” (Episode 5).

But this shift to the visual arts doesn’t 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. It’s also directed by Swift and filmmaker Lance Troxel, and among the video’s highlights are a buffalo, Chucks and some robed dude doing bad-ass tai chi moves.