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The Sway Machinery Has a New Music Video

The band heads to Mexico City for “My Dead Lover’s Wedding”

Stephanie Butnick
January 02, 2014

The Sway Machinery, the band known for its energetic, interesting mix of blues rhythms and traditional liturgical melodies, has a new music video out. We’ve been watching—and listening to—the group, formerly repped by JDub Records, for a while now; bandleader Jeremiah Lockwood shared his experience at an African music festival in Mali, where the band recorded their 2011 album, The House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. 1, and Sara Ivry spoke with Lockwood about his musical roots in 2006 for a Vox Tablet podcast.

In the new video for “My Dead Lover’s Wedding,” the band strolls through the streets Mexico City singing the jazzy, mournful song:

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.