Heavenly Inked

my favorite topping


my favorite topping


This song has always had a lot of sentimental value.  Maybe because its the song I have seen my mom, dad and sister all close their eyes and sing to at shows we have played in our hometown.  I didn’t come from a family that sat around like the Partridge family and sang songs together after supper so the act of singing a song with my family is really a special thing for me.  Over time this family has grown.  Since we put out our Feel EP last year we have played this song in almost every state of the U.S. of glorious A.  I have seen lots of friends and even people I don’t know sing along with me and smile big when Adam plays the harmonica.  

It only made sense to have my Mom, Dad and Autumn Schweizer in the video.  Obviously videos are meant to be up for interpretation but it was based around my fascination with family photos.  I think there is a lot of mystery in them.  Every family has such a different, beautiful and also twisted dynamic.  Yet family photos are always meant to portray this polished image.  Can you imagine if every portrait came with a realistic description of the inner-workings and going-ons of that perfect little American unit?  Now that would be fun to read.  I could go deep with this but I’ll keep it precise.  Make it a 2.5 kids sort of blog as opposed to a polygamist free-for-all kind of entry.  

"Save the moment in time" became a really important line to me.. even more important after this video was made.  Funny how non-linear the creative flow stuff can be.  Anywaysssss.

Thank you so much to Bliss Brodaukis and Jake Kaufman, who are about to start their own wonderfully creative family unit as they are engaged to be married!!!  Congrats to them!!!  Bliss shot the video and Jake edited it.  They were both so enjoyable to work with.  

Again, we’d like to dedicate this video to the SWIMM family… ever-growing, ever-loving, ever-fucked up, and ever-important to us.


Chris and Adam

It’s incredible how I’ve thought this almost exact thought about family portraits. They’re ever so eerie and interesting. Leave it to SWIMM to know exactly what I’m thinking, except they’re able to express it in the coolest ways.


This movie is literally the best


relative: so, are you dating anyone?
me: yeah, actually! want to see them?
relative: sure!
relative: why are you starting up a video game


If I die youngbury me in zelda

The phone call where Peewee is talking to Dotty and she asks to go to the drive-in and he acts like the phone is disconnecting and he couldn’t “hear the last part” is my life if I were Dotty.


Heavenly Inked


Artist Chris McMahon buys other people’s landscape paintings at thrift stores and puts monsters in them.

Previously: Artist Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings