Swill Children

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Swill Children is an umbrella, things reside under it

Swill children were roaming bands of orphans during the industrial revolution that traded kitchen refuse for use as fertilizer and hog food ('swill'). The idea of value as a variable substance is the projects fundamental concept

Swill Children encompasses many different projects ranging from limited audio objects, such as records, cassettes and small run CD's, to printed objects with adjoining online components.

Swill Children also facilitates _ Quarterly (a collaboration between Justin Sloane and Jesse Hlebo), Certain Distinctions (a series of actions based on the structure of a gradient), and Paperweight (a collective website dedicated to facilitating a critical dialogue on, and providing resources for and about, independent publishing)

Swill Children breeds concurrent positivity, creation, community, chaos, destruction and sadness

Swill Children was started in 2009 by Jesse Hlebo through the generous help of Aagoo Records / Alec Dartley.


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78 Beaver St. #103 Brooklyn, NY 11206

Mailing List:


Academy Annex — Brooklyn, NY

Amigos Publishing — Providence, RI

Artbook @ P.S.1 — Long Island City, NY

Big Love — Tokyo, Japan

Claire de Rouen Books — London, England

Dashwood Books — New York, NY

Desert Island — Brooklyn, NY

Farewell Books — Austin, TX

Family — Los Angeles, CA

fourteen-ninteen — London, England

Mediabus — Seoul, Korea

Motto — Berlin, Germany

Needles and Pens — San Francisco, CA

One Mile High — Glasgow, Scotland

Ooga Booga — Los Angeles, CA

Printed Matter, Inc. — New York, NY

Quimby's — Chicago, IL

READ Books — Vancouver, BC

Rock512Devil — Baltimore, MD

Spoonbill & Sugartown — Brooklyn, NY

Ti Pi Tin — London, UK

Zines Mate — Tokyo, Japan

Artist's We've Worked With



8/11/2013Medium Cool Art Book Fair, Prairie Production, Chicago, IL

8/3/2013LIC Block Party, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY

7/18-20/2013 Copeland Book Market, London, England

5/31-6/3/2013 Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair (BABZ Fair), Brooklyn, NY

5/6-18/1/2013 Family Business gallery presents: Tamizdat, New Holland, St. Petersburg, Russia

3/9-10/2013Fourth Annual Publication's & Multiple's Fair, Open Space, Baltimore, MD

1/2-31/3/2013LA Art Book Fair, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

9/28-30/2012New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

9/8/2012Sculpture Center Block Party, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

9/13-15/2012Over-Booked, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

7/28-29/2012The Third Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair, Camera Club NY, New York, NY

7/19-22/2012Copeland Book Market, London

5/5-11/27/2012Overgaden, Copenhagen Denmark

5/5/2012Annual Book Fair, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia PA

4/28-29/2012Publications and Multiples Fair, Open Space, Baltimore, MD

2/5-20/14/2012Millenium Magazines, MoMA Library, New York, NY

9/10-30/1/2011New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

5/26-27/2011Publication and Multiples Fair, Open Space, Baltimore, MD

11/5-7/2010New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

4/17/2010Annual Book Fair, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia PA

6/27-28/2012NYC Zine Fest, Brooklyn, NY


Fader: Videos: Lucky Dragons, "Real Fire" and "Mirror Makers"

Village Voice: Photos: Yummy Fur at the Market Hotel, The Beets at St. James Church, Underscore Quarterly Release Party at the Silent Barn

teachevil: The Shelf: _Quarterly 2

Zine nation : The Motivated Youth

Artist Advocacy: Interview: MTYMX: Jesse Hlebo

7 Inches: Swill Children Split Series

Vol. 1 Brooklyn: Very Awesome: Chelsea Hodson’s Beach Camp

Cantab Publishing: David Del Pilar Potes: Gold & Pink

Blood is the New Black: Beach Camp by Chelsea Hodson

Hudson / Houston: The Art of Books

Art Fag City: Make TWO Trips To The New York Art Book Fair This Weekend!

Theme Magazine: Assorted Art in One Place

JUKE: The Children of Swill

SONIC MASALA: Swilling Children Brings Devastating Results...

DEFGRIP: Q&A: Nick Ferreira / Amigos Shop

Olive Music: Review: Guardian Alien - Guardian Alien (Swill Children, 2011)

Gum Shoe Grove: Lucky Dragons / Weekend – “Sorrow / Jubilance Part 1? (cyan) – Swill Children [Lucky 7-inch #61]

Tiny Mix Tapes: TMT Cerberus 25

Welikeit.indie: White Fold is a new musical collaboration between...

THE TAKE AWAY TAPE: the take away tape #92: WHITE FOLD

Enoji: rolled ankles and short shorts(white fold in enjoi vid)

RecordFlipper: Guardian Alien’s “See the World Given to a One Love Entity” Goes Up For Pre-Order

here & now: PAPERWEIGHT

Kulturati: Conversation in the MoMA Library

Modernizm: Paperweight: A Conversation on Independent Publishing as Practice

Aferro Studios: Notes from a conversation on the future of independent publishing and artists books at the MoMA library

In Terms Of: The Ergonomics of Experiencing a Text

BLONDE ART BOOKS: “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them” – The 2012 NY Art Book Fair according to the Exhibitors


FensePost: W-H-I-T-E [Feature]

XYZ Magazine: Album: W-H-I-T-E (White Horses In Technicolor Everywhere) – “Sunna” -


STILL SINGLE: - W-H-I-T-E – Sunna Pt. 1 7” EP (Swill Children)

HEAVY?? PERCUSSION - white_fountain

W-H-I-T-E – Fountain : NO MODEST BEAR

newdust: W-H-I-T-E – “Fountain”

Subbacultcha!: MP3 OF THE DAY - W-H-I-T-E

Impose Magazine: W-H-I-T-E, "Fountain"

Tiny Mix Tapes: W-H-I-T-E - "Fountain"

I Guess I'm Floating: MP3: W-H-I-T-E: "Fountain"

Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good:MP3: W-H-I-T-E – Fountain

A Feast of Beast: W-H-I-T-E - Fountain


Sick of the Radio: W-H-I-T-E “TWIN TIGERS”

Before the Hype: W-H-I-T-E

Reviewsic: W-H-I-T-E provides a lush sensory experience with “Twin Tigers”

7 i n c h e s: W-H-I-T-E 'Fountain' on Swill Children Records

Reviler: W-H-I-T-E: Twin Tigers Review

Consequence of Sound: Watch: W-H-I-T-E – “Liquid Skull” (Cluster 1 Premiere)

RCRDLBL: W-H-I-T-E | Free Music Downloads | Foundtain (Lucky Dragons Remix)

Videos Posted by Dickies: W-H-I-T-E - "Fountain" [HD]

ZapTown: W-H-I-T-E – Twin Tigers (Swill Children)

newdust: W-H-I-T-E – “Fountain”

The Gumshoe Grove: W-H-I-T-E – “Sunna 1/3? – Swill Children [Lucky 7-inch #87]

Lucky Dragons

XLR8R: Existers (Matthewdavid Remix)

Pitchfork: Lucky Dragons: Existers

SPIN: Lucky Dragons, 'Existers' (Swill Children)

Fader: Videos: Lucky Dragons, “Real Fire” and “Mirror Makers”

20jazzfunkgreats: Lucky Dragons

WGTB The Rotation: Album Review: Lucky Dragons, Existers

Tiny Mix Tapes: Lucky Dragons - Existers

Prefix: Lucky Dragons: 'Existers' (Full Album Stream)