Swisher (originally named “The Weave”) was Sara Weaver’s band from 1995 until she died in 2002. Sara fronted the band on lead vocals and rhythm guitar with the final line-up of Brett Acker on bass, Brendan McTear playing lead guitar & Backing Vocals and Jonathan Vital on drums. For more info and it looks like you can still purchase Swisher’s 2 cds – Go to the Weave wbesite
“Hey, this is pretty nifty girl pop with an edge and still enough sweets and hooks to attract your wimpier BELLE & SEBASTIAN-loving younger sibling. The vocals have an almost old KRISTIN HERSH-like quality with music that’s more UK fuzzpop than Boston art-shamble. Hell, its even got that twangy guitar thing to get your older college-rock sister jumping. Hell, this is fun for the whole hipster family! Find myself digging this despite myself. Wimpy and squeaky-clean, but the most fun I’ve had in a while.”
-Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll
The Weave Demo Tape
Early demo tape with Sara, Patty Gibson on organ and Jeff Werner on drums.
The Weave – Live & ?
The first four songs are definitely The Weave live from somewhere the rest I’m not sure what it is – there are some Ken songs and a Strapping Field Hands song. If I get more info I’ll update this.
Swisher Demo Tape
Swisher Demo Tape – no info on the song titles sorry
Thanks for the tapes Jackie.
Live on WKDU
Sara Weaver’s band Swisher Live on Marina’s show on WKDU from April 07, 1999 also including an interview with the band.