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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.