Interview with Swan Dive

Melody, poetic lyrics, spirit and soul.  I recently interviewed the duo of Bill DeMain and Molly Felder, better known as Swan Dive. They spent part of a warm summer evening talking about their new album, the eventful last few years in their personal lives, working with other artists like Teddy Thompson and Don Henley, the…

Seven Songs For Summer

A few years ago I did a “Seven Songs for Autumn” mini-compilation (on the Music To Eat Mixcloud page).  Here’s another mini-comp – Seven Songs for Summer (Off the Beaten Path Edition) – so called because they’re somewhat obscure songs. Summery, but not The Beach Boys (well, mostly not), not Jimmy Buffett, not Bob Marley,…

Swan Dive’s “Wintergreen”

Partway to Christmas Wintergreen, the 1997 album by Swan Dive – the duo of Bill DeMain and Molly Felder –  doesn’t come out and say it’s a Christmas album. The title, the inclusion of two Christmas songs, and the snowflakes artwork lean it heavily in that direction, though. Yet, the rest of the album has…