Huckleberry Finn‘s guitarist must use Swallow as an outlet for his other more melodic rock desires. Aresco is a great album that is a tangent from his music in Huckleberry Finn, but it’s easy to see where the music paths cross.
The aggressiveness is lost in Aresco, replaced with impressive melodic indie rock that is layered and contains a lot of depth. It’s easy to listen to Swallow and just consider the album to be another standard indie album, but the different side that Swallow shows is amazing.
His music is hard to compare to other bands, but it sounds like the transition of style. Among the indie rock, there is a slight folk influence in the occasional song as well as what could have been a B-side for Huckleberry Finn.
Swallow’s voice is one of the things that sells the music the best. His low, melodic vocals carry each song and add a tangent in the path of the music. He’s a great musician to listen to in Huckleberry Finn, but his creativity is seen here the best.