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First Impressions: The Swellers' "Ups and Downsizing"
First Impressions: The Swellers' "Ups and Downsizing"
08/12/09 at 06:24 PM by Chris Fallon
Like My Everest on hyperspeed, The Swellers have basically tightened their sound and matured as vocalists & songwriters for their Fueled by Ramen debut. At nearly 40 minutes, you've got some songs that will bring in swarms of new fans ("Fire Away," "Sleeper"), anthems ("Feet First"), some old-school-feelin' pop-punk jams ("Do You Feel Better Yet," "Welcome Back Riders"), speedy skate-punk ("2009," "The Iron") and even a song that approaches six minutes in length! My favorite of the demos I heard early this year, "Sleeper," is even better than I remember, and if "Fire Away" doesn't get them some exposure, it will surely be a crime.

All in all, this album sounds fantastic (more bands need to hire Mark Michalik) and if you enjoyed My Everest... this one will not disappoint.

September 29th... get stoked!
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