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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!
Tags: first impressions, the swellers, ups and downsizing, fueled by ramen
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I Won't Let You Fall Asleep Tonight
01/08/09 at 02:12 AM by Chris Fallon
Wow.

All I can say is... The Swellers' album is going to knock your socks off. Melodic punk has never sounded so sweet.

These dudes will be going place in 2009. You heard it here first. One of the hardest-working, nicest dudes in the business.
Tags: the swellers, holy shit
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