By Marty Rosenbaum
Sad news to pass along as Pitchfork is reporting that Richard Swift has died this morning in Tacoma, Washington.
The musician was a longtime collaborator with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach having toured with the band as a bassist as well as performing in The Arcs. He also performed with The Shins from 2011-2016.
Swift was also an accomplished producer, having producer credits on albums by The Shins, Damien Jurado, Foxygen, Guster, Sharon Van Etten, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and more.
He was 41 years old.