Swarming Branch is the duo of songwriter Andrew Graham and drummer Lon Leary. The Columbus-based musicians have an intricate sound that goes beyond the usual restrictions of being a tandem. This is best demonstrated on their latest single, "Diamonds in the Distance." Featuring a funk-laden synth and groovy rhythms, the song a swerving barometer of what's to come from the indie rock outfit.
"'Diamonds in the Distance' contrasts a number of malaise-ridden vignettes against a driving, near-disco beat," Graham says. "We briefly touch on unrequited love, the new trappings of urban yuppie ‘cool,' such as shopping at Whole Foods as a pseudo-political act, as well as the failure of social media to reflect real life. Throughout the song, music and dance are situated as therapeutic, grounding forces.
"Musically, 'Diamonds in the Distance' showcases the keyboard players, relying heavily on the interplay between Will Canzoneri's Fender Rhodes and Dane Terry's shimmering upright piano.”
Swarming Branch's Surreal Number is out on May 26th via SofaBurn Records. Pre-order the vinyl and CD.
Check out their tour dates below:
April 20 - Lafayette, IN @ The Spot
April 21 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
April 26 - Nashville, TN @ Cobra
April 27 - Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s Live
April 28 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
April 29 - Galveston, TX @ The Old Quarter
May 5 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
May 6 - Athens, OH @ the Union
May 13 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
May 14 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
May 16 - Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
May 18 - Memphis, TN @ Beach House
May 20 - Columbus, OH @ Kafe Kerouac
May 21 - Columbus, OH @ Lost Weekend Records In-Store
May 28 - Cambridge, MA @ State Park
May 31 - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St.
June 1-4 Nelsonville Music Festival
June 6 - Cincinnati, OH - Urban Artifact Brewing
June 7 - Louisville, KY @ Monnik Beer Co.
June 8 - St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space
June 30 - Portland, OR @ House Show
July 2 - Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
July 5 - Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers
July 6 - Chicago, IL @ Cafe Mustache
July 7 - Akron, OH @ Musica
July 8 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe