All the while picking up production work for artists such as Sylvie Lewis and Gardens & Villa, Swift began a fruitful relationship with fellow singer/songwriter Damien Jurado when he produced Jurado's 2010 album, Saint Bartlett. The pair reunited later that year for a weekend get-together that resulted in the unplanned covers album Other People's Songs, Vol. 1. They released the home recording as a temporary, free digital download. Swift's own seven-track Walt Wolfman arrived in 2011 and was followed by further production work for Jurado as well as for bands including Foxygen, Tennis, and Guster. In 2016, Other People's Songs, Vol. 1 received an official physical release by Secretly Canadian.
Following a brief illness, Swift died in Tacoma, Washington on July 3, 2018 at the age of 41. His final album, The Hex, was released digitally that September with physical formats following in December 2018. ~ James Christopher Monger & Marcy Donelson, Rovi