Family Swim

by Marvin Tate

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sara zalek I love the barest notes of this album. Always the bass, the overlapping rhythms, the poems that come and go. I can get into this feeling of making music for joy. the joy that lives inside of grief, the genuine feeling of overcoming. I love the echoes of the various rooms for recordings, the tamborine, the chorus singing, drum beats ...the JAMS <3 Favorite track: The Family Swim.
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Janey 02:43
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Air Guitar 00:55
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Town of 500 05:31
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Good Time 04:05
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Daylight 00:09
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released May 30, 2013

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Marvin Tate Chicago, Illinois

A subtle hoodoo brew of gospel and cabaret, spiked with a dash of Tom Waits. Writer, spoken-word performer, and snow-globe artist, Marvin Tate, presents his first solo album, Family Swim. Put together with multi-instrumentalist and regular collaborator LeRoy Bach arresting images and soul choruses cast a spell powerful enough to keep even the most feral listener quiet through the spoken-word bits. ... more

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