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I Am the Icarus Mastermind Says ‘Swimming the Witch’ Was Inspired by Nirvana — Song Premiere

Daniel Godfrey

I Am the Icarus is the brainchild rock project of San Diego, Calif. native Daniel Godfrey. With diverse musical influences such as Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails, Daniel set out to showcase his diverse taste in alternative rock on his self-titled EP in 2010. I Am the Icarus is set to release his new album ‘The Father, The Heretic and The Son,’ next month. The album was produced by Pete Charrell (Trapt) with additional tracks produced by Zac Diebels (Automatic Static).

In this Noisecreep exclusive, we bring you ‘Swimming the Witch,’ a ripping track off I Am the Icarus’ upcoming album.

Listen to ‘Swimming the Witch’ From I Am the Icarus

I Am the Icarus mastermind Daniel Godfrey gave Noisecreep the skinny on the track:

“‘Swimming the Witch'” like much of this record, is a song that appeals to the teenager in me. The Nirvana influence is patently obvious especially on the chorus riff. When I first spoke with Pete Charell about producing I remember telling him something to the effect of, “I want to make a record like ‘In Utero.'” The irony is that this song sounds more like a ‘Nevermind’ B-side. The lyrics are simply a casual effect of being poor and the recent “Occupy” rhetoric from both sides. I’m really looking forward to playing these songs live, Travis Miguel is bringing a different spin to the live versions that I really enjoy.”

Authentik Artists

‘The Father, The Heretic and The Son’ will hit stores on March 13 via Authentik Artists.

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