Swallows are a rock band with Americana, blues and folk influences. The band's line-up features Jeff Crandall (guitar, piano, vocals), Aaron Kerr (cello, bass), Tyson Allison (guitar, keys, vocals), Justin DeLeon (drums), Mike Nordby (mandolin/percussion) and Toni Tinetti (cello, vocals).
The band has released a full length album, "Songs for Strippers (and other professions)" , and an EP, "clearskyrelapse" , and will be releasing there second full-length album, "Witching & Divining" in October 2012.
"Swallows has invoked what people are calling 'rock and roll, ugly and beautiful, profane and spiritual...' This [Minnesota] quartet brings a blend of classic blues, a barrage of eclectic instruments, and warm yet gritty Nick Cave vocals to a state otherwise known for Atmosphere and Sage Francis." - David Buchanan, Consequence of Sound
"[Songs for Strippers...] is one of the best beginning-to-end creative efforts I've heard out of a local outfit in the last couple years." - Skelly, Borangutan.com
"Pretty fantastic.... A rowdy group with a folk style that reminded me a lot of Trampled By Turtles." - Natalie Gallagher, City Pages (Mpls./St. Paul)
"Where the Minnesota sound is headed." - Dave Hoenack, Hymie's Vintage Records
Swallows are based in St. Paul, MN and gig locally in the Twin Cities area and regionally around the upper Midwest.