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Andy Swan: Ottawa

Andy Swan’s Ottawa is one of the more charming flying-under-the-radar releases I’ve heard this year. I’ve always thought that my favorite albums and pieces of music sound like the soundtrack to a movie I’d rather imagine than see, and this is no exception. Swan adds charm to his already-sweet songwriting with lulling folk and old-time country instrumentation.

I’d been falling (no, it was more like diving) in love with the (I hesitate to say) glorious “Can I pay you with sunshine?” (I think we were introduced by Quick, Before It Melts) when Ottawa snuck into my mailbox back in Virginia. When I arrived home from Ohio for Thanksgiving break it was sitting on my desk and oh, was I excited. I hope you are too.

Should I mention he's Canadian, or is it obvious?

Andy Swan - Starfucker
Andy Swan - Can I pay you with sunshine? [download or die]
(my answer: yes, Andy Swan, you can.)

Andy Swan's website/myspace
Buy Ottawa from Kelp Records

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4 Responses to “Andy Swan: Ottawa”

  1. # Anonymous Nayelia

    Hi Kate,
    i need ur opinion....my sister is 12 and she is 6 months younger...anyways what CD would a 12 year old girl like.Her b-day is December 20. Well plz write back.  

  2. # Anonymous Nayelia

    O yah the birthday doesn't matter I just put it there for no reason.  

  3. # Blogger Kate

    I asked my sister and she says: something by Hannah Montana.  

  4. # Anonymous Nayelia

    OH..OK. I know this may seem a little weird but i like that show. Its very strange and funny.Whenever someone does something stupid i walk out of the room because...i don't know.Im weird like that. What is one of your favorite shows?  

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