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SWMRS Premiere “D’You Have A Car?” Music Video

SWMRS just released their official music video for “D’You Have A Car?” and it’s filled with some pretty awesome tour footage and memories from the last few months.  The song is from the band’s debut album “Drive North” which has been picking up some serious steam since the band signed to Fueled By Ramen and re-released their debut album with major label support behind them.

We can’t wait for SWMRS to come back Stateside for more shows but for now, catch the band opening for All Time Low in Europe all March long!  Watch the official video for “D’You Have A Car?” below.

Be sure to grab a copy of “Drive North” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour.

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SWMRS Sign With New Label and Re-Issue “Drive North”

Oakland native punk rockers, SWMRS just announced they signed to Fueled By Ramen and they’re re-releasing their debut album “Drive North” with two brand new bonus tracks!  The band also put out a lyric video for “Lose It”  as well as a full music video for “Palm Trees” directed by singer/guitarist Cole Becker.

The new single “Palm Trees” talks about how the industry takes advantage of and exploits young artists, and the video contrasts everything we’ve seen from SWMRS videos in the past. “Our music videos are typically more fun and colorful, but we wanted to do something a little darker to convey the manipulator/manipulated dynamic in the song. It’s an interesting juxtaposition, given our recent signing to Fueled By Ramen,” said Cole.

Watch the video for “Palm Trees” below.

Don’t forget SWMRS are supporting FIDLAR this Fall on tour as well as headlining a couple dates on their own. Get your tickets while you still can!

SWMRS Fall Tour 2017
Oct 22nd – Beach Goth – Santa Ana, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 28th – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 29th – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Oct 31st – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ – Buy Tickets
Nov 2nd – Bowie Feathers – El Paso, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 3rd – Trees – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 4th – Sound On Sound Fest – McDade, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 5th – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 7th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Nov 8th – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
Nov 10th – The Howard Theatre – Washington D.C. – Buy Tickets
Nov 11th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 12th – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Nov 13th – Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – Buy Tickets
Nov 14th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 16th – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY – Buy Tickets
Nov 17th – Metro – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Nov 18th – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets 
Nov 19th – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
Nov 20th – Lefty’s – Des Moines, IA – Buy Tickets
Nov 22nd – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO – Buy Tickets

Grab a copy of “Drive North” now out on Fueled By Ramen on iTunes or Amazon.

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SWMRS Announce “Drive North Summer Tour”

Bay area punk rockers SWMRS announced dates for their Drive North Summer Tour across the US.   The band also sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to share some early demos for their tracks “Figuring It Out”, “BRB” and some fun stories from the road. Check out the interview HERE and get your tickets now to see Cole, Max, Joey, and Seb in a city near you.  Trust us, you don’t want to miss their high energy show!

SWMRS – “Drive North Summer Tour”
June 17th – Broken City – Calgary, AB – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Mercury Room – Edmonton, AB – Buy Tickets
June 19th – Amigo’s/Moso – Saskatoon, SAS – Buy Tickets
June 20th – Pyramid – Winnepeg, SAS – Buy Tickets
June 22nd – Smiling Buddha – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 24th – Rockfest – Montebello, QUE – Buy Tickets
June 26th – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT – Buy Tickets
June 27th – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Iron Horse – Springfield, MA – Buy Tickets
June 29th – Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI – Buy Tickets
June 30th – The Flashback – Watertown, NY – Buy Tickets
July 1st – Funk N Waffles – Syracuse, NY – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Stage AE X-Fest – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
July 6th – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
July 7th – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
July 9th – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS – Buy Tickets
July 10th – Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, CO – Buy Tickets
July 11th – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO – Buy Tickets
July 14th – PB&J’s – Reno, NV – Buy Tickets
July 15th – Appleton Grill – Watsonville, CA – Buy Tickets
July 16th – Surf Rodeo – Ventura, CA – Buy Tickets
July 17th – Moose Lodge – Lancaster, CA – Buy Tickets

Grab a copy of SWMRS debut album “Drive North” on iTunes or Amazon now and watch the .

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SWMRS Announce European Tour Dates

SWMRS announced a string of tour dates in Europe for this May. We’re excited to share their Cali grunge rock with the rest of the world!    We caught the band at Webster Hall recently on their headlining tour with The Frights – it was one of the craziest, most fun shows we’ve ever been to.  They know how to put on an awesome show, and this tour is not to be missed.   Be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out!  Check out the European dates below.


SWMRS European Tour Dates
May 17th – Mecacnique Ondulatoire – Paris, FR – Buy Tickets
May 18th – DICE Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands – Buy Tickets
May 19th – New Slang @ Hippodome Room 2 – Kingston, UK – Buy Tickets
May 20th – Great Escape – The Hope and Ruin – Brighton, UK – Buy Tickets
May 21st – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets
May 22nd – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – Think Tank – New Castle, UK – Buy Tickets
May 25th – The Joiners – Southampton, UK – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Old Blue Last – London, UK – Buy Tickets
May 27th – Dot To Dot Fest – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
May 28th – Dot To Dot Fest – Bristol, UK – Buy Tickets
May 29th – Dot To Dot Fest – Nottingham, UK – Buy Tickets

Watch the video for “Figuring It Out” below.

Grab a copy of “Drive North” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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SWMRS Premiere “Figure It Out” Music Video

SWMRS premiered the brand new video for their breakout single “Figure It Out” just before the release of their debut album “Drive North” out now on their own label, Uncool Records.

The album was produced by FIDLAR front man Zac Carpenter and captured the bands explosive, youthful energy that they hope to bring to cities around the United States on their headlining tour this Spring.  SWMRS are hitting the road with The Frights beginning February 16th.  Check out all of the tour dates here and get your tickets before they sell out!

Watch the official video for “Figure It Out” directed by Kreayshawn!

Pickup your copy of “Drive North” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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SWMRS Announce US Spring Headlining Tour

Bay Area surf – punk rockers SWMRS announced a Spring headlining tour around the United States featuring The Frights! This marks the bands first headlining tour ever and they’re going to be bringing their bubblegum infused punk rock debut album “Drive North” to a city near you. Tickets are on sale now so get them before the shows sell out!  Check out the dates below.

“Drive North”, due out February 12th, features the band’s breakout single “Figuring It Out” that’s captured the ears of music fans looking for that authentic throwback sound.  If CBGB’s were still operating in Bowery, SWMRS would have played there 3 nights in a row and torn the stage down every night.

SWMRS Spring Headlining Tour ft. The Frights
Feb 16th – Club Congress – Tuscon, AZ – Buy Tickets
Feb 18th – Three Links – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Feb 19th – Mohawk – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
Feb 20th – The Korova – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
Feb 21st – House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX – Buy Tickets
Feb 22nd – Parish @House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
Feb 24th – The Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL – Buy Tickets
Feb 25th – O’Malley’s – Margate, FL – Buy Tickets
Feb 26th – Backbooth – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Feb 27th – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
Feb 28th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
March 1st – Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA  – Buy Tickets
March 2nd – Black Cat Back Stage – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
March 3rd – Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
March 4th – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
March 5th – Brighton Bar – Longbranch, NJ – Buy Tickets
March 6th – Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA – Buy Tickets
March 9th – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QB – Buy Tickets
March 13th – Majestic Cafe – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
March 15th – Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
March 16th – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
March 17th – 1st Ward @ Chop Shop – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
March 18th – Firebird – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
March 19th – Lefty’s – Des Moines, IA – Buy Tickets
March 20th – The Garage – Burnsville, MN – Buy Tickets
March 21st – Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
March 22nd – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
March 23rd – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO – Buy Tickets
March 25th – The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets

Pre-order your copy of SWMRS debut album “Drive North” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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The Friday Five: 2016 Pop Punk Albums

2016 is off to a great start and with so much new music to look forward to, we’re breaking it down to our Friday Five pop punk albums (and EPs) that we’re stoked about!  We’ve got some oldies coming back for more, some newbies here to break new ground, and a genre that’s here to stay, saying “we’re more than just a phase, MOM!!!”

1. Good Charlotte: Untitled
Out: Spring 2016

Benji and Joel Madden are back with their original gang of misfits from Waldorf (worldwide) and are promising a new album filled with familiar sounds.  No word on an official release date yet but they’ve been reawakened by the pop punk forefathers are are working with John Feldman on this new record!

2. Simple Plan: Taking One For The Team
Out: Feb 19th, 2016

Pierre, Jeff, David, Chuck, and Seb never actually stopped making albums as Simple Plan, they just flew under the radar for a few years. Now that pop punk is having a revival of sorts, they’re here to show the newbies that you can branch out and have Nelly on a pop punk album with a video that looks like a 90s boyband throwback.

3. Waterparks: Cluster 
Out: Jan 15th, 2015
Waterparks recently signed with Equal Vision Records and MDDN management but these guys are set to be the most promising breakout of 2016.  Their new EP “Cluster” is sure to be filled with infectious hooks, sing along choruses, and melodies that’ll have you craving for more! (see what we did there?)  We suggest you get on this bandwagon before it’s too late – these guys are gonna be HUGE!

4. The Starting Line – “Anyways”
Out: Feb 5th, 2016
The Starting Line have been teasing new music at their annual Holiday Show for a while now but the tail end of 2015 saw the release of their first new song in SEVEN YEARS!!!!  We may or may not have clutched our computers and cried while we listened to it (spoiler: we did.) “Anyways”, the EP comes out February 5th and you should get it because The Starting Line Rock (.com)!

5. SWMRS – “Drive North”
Out: February 12th, 2016
Formerly known as “Emily’s Army” and featuring Joey Armstrong (yes, Billie Joe’s son & spitting image), SWMRS are the epitome of the Bay Area music scene.  They match bubblegum power pop with grit of punk rock to churn out a fun perpetual summer sound all their own.  Catch them on their first headlining tour this Spring!  Get the dates here.