Richard Swift

~ Person

Legal name: Ricardo Sigilfredo Olivarez Swift-Ochoa

Also performs as: Instruments of Science & Technology, Onasis (Richard Swift)


Richard Swift is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and short-film maker. He is the founder, owner, and recording engineer of National Freedom, a recording studio located in Oregon, and has worked as producer for such acts as The Shins, Damien Jurado, Foxygen, Jessie Baylin, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Mynabirds, Wake Owl, Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, Gardens & Villa, Cayucas, and Guster. Swift is a member of indie rock band The Shins and also The Arcs. In April 2014, Richard announced via Twitter that he had joined The Black Keys as their touring bassist and background singer.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Dressed Up for the Letdown 2
2009 The Atlantic Ocean 2


Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Beautifulheart / Paisley Park 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2008 Richard Swift as Onasis 1
2008 Ground Trouble Jaw 1
2011 Walt Wolfman 1

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Year Title RatingReleases
2005 The Novelist 1
2005 Walking Without Effort 1

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