Paperwork

by Swordplay

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1.
03:25
2.
I Barely Know How to Dress Myself
3.
Soviet Television
4.
I Am Someone Looking for Something
5.
Ambulance (feat. Squalloscope)
6.
Brzowski's Interlude
7.
Oh, Sila
8.
Creature of the 80's
9.
Rabbits in the Hole
10.
I Am Not a Psychic
11.
Free Refills

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Paperwork is Swordplay’s first album since relocating from Richmond, VA to Berkeley, CA to study law. Over the past four years, he has gone from filling out law school applications to becoming one of the few emcees to graduate with a juris doctor. Written entirely during the same time period, Paperwork is an album documenting that journey. Lyrically, it could read like a personal statement far exceeding the word limits imposed by college admissions offices. Or perhaps a eulogy for America. Over hard-hitting anthems like “Time for Law” and softer guitar ballads like “Oh, Sila”, Swordplay weaves the political and the personal together, commenting on the power of law while navigating his own role within it.

Austrian artist Squalloscope appears on “Ambulance” to offer her thoughts on the always-frightening US healthcare system, while Brzowski—who has previously appeared on Swordplay’s albums—returns with a heartfelt interlude that he has called the “Killah Priest moment” of his own career. Production from Fat Milk (Erik Akers of Double Rainbow and Drones), as well as a posthumous contribution from departed friend Nathan Joyce, give the album a distinct early-2000’s feel that is reminiscent of Anticon artists like Alias. And although not dissimilar in taste, the album begins first with heavier pieces from PT Burnem and OneWerd that are likely to invoke the head-exploding cover art provided by French artist Bill van Cutten.

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credits

releases September 12, 2019

All songs produced by Fat Milk / Erik Akers (ASCAP), except for track 01 by PT Burnem; tracks 02 and 06 by OneWerd / Tyler Webb (BMI); and track 07 by Swordplay with Fat Milk.

All lyrics written by Swordplay / Isaac Lyons Ramsey (ASCAP) except for track 05 written with Squalloscope, and track 06 written by BRZOWSKI / Jason A Cornell (ASCAP) & New England Gothic Works Vinegar (ASCAP)

Mixed and mastered by OneWerd, except for track 04 mixed by Swordplay.

Artwork by Bill van Cutten

(c) & (p) Swordplay 2019

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