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zachff 09/10/12 05:00 PM

... and pre-ordered the orange vinyl.

wall e 09/10/12 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ACA (Post 112831102)
The Swellers are not a band running out of places to go. They can always go up; they've done it before, they don't need to end with that trainwreck Good For Me.

Well...

PirateSkater182 09/10/12 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ACA (Post 112831102)
The Swellers are not a band running out of places to go. They can always go up; they've done it before, they don't need to end with that trainwreck Good For Me.

Trainwreck? That may not be your favorite, but that is a very well written record for them. I personally really like that album.

Getting the orange 10" and t-shirt deal, to almost complete my Swellers vinyl collection. (Just need Welcome Back Riders and I have them all)

ACA 09/10/12 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by PirateSkater182 (Post 112831902)
Trainwreck? That may not be your favorite, but that is a very well written record for them. I personally really like that album.


I think it's a step in the wrong direction. Instead of maintaining their energy and unique approach to the genre, you can easily write them off alongside a wave of equally boring and uninspired bands like The Wonder Years with GME.

I don't doubt they can return to form -- especially since even they seem to consider GME a less-than-solid effort -- and I really want to love this new EP. Here's to hoping!

InfiniteArms 09/10/12 05:15 PM

:worship:

saddr weirdr 09/10/12 05:39 PM

Love the new song. Reminds me a bit of "Rain Check."

trevorshmevor 09/10/12 05:44 PM

This is one of my favorite bands, and I gotta say, this is just okay IMO. I'm just glad that it doesn't sound forced. Hopefully this song will grow on me!

mattjritter 09/10/12 05:47 PM

I dig it!

Ryan Gardner 09/10/12 05:50 PM

Sounding gooood

defy_stars 09/10/12 05:51 PM

return to form indeed! i can't wait for another full-length..

boomer08 09/10/12 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ACA (Post 112832362)
I think it's a step in the wrong direction. Instead of maintaining their energy and unique approach to the genre, you can easily write them off alongside a wave of equally boring and uninspired bands like The Wonder Years with GME.

I don't doubt they can return to form -- especially since even they seem to consider GME a less-than-solid effort -- and I really want to love this new EP. Here's to hoping!

What the fuck is GME? And why do you want them to just keep making the same record over and over? Don't you like bands to explore new sounds and evolve and grow? GFM is absolutely amazing. I hope they continue down that path instead of making a bunch of new fast songs just for the sake of being fast.

Searos 09/10/12 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ACA (Post 112831102)
The Swellers are not a band running out of places to go. They can always go up; they've done it before, they don't need to end with that trainwreck Good For Me.

Good For Me was great and so were Ups and Down and My Everest. I am honestly stoke to hear more from this band. They have such a solid sound that just is so well done that it does not come off as overplayed. I even ordered that 7" that released recently. I think this band reminds me of why of No Use For A Name which honestly is one of my favorite bands and so more material is always good.

Searos 09/10/12 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ACA (Post 112832362)
I think it's a step in the wrong direction. Instead of maintaining their energy and unique approach to the genre, you can easily write them off alongside a wave of equally boring and uninspired bands like The Wonder Years with GME.

I don't doubt they can return to form -- especially since even they seem to consider GME a less-than-solid effort -- and I really want to love this new EP. Here's to hoping!

I think Good For Me had a great mix of their sound with more rock elements. There was something to love in even the slower down songs. I personally enjoy the faster songs most but its impossible to say there are days when a slowed down jam is not what we need. Prime Meridian was awesome yet gets no love. The album had stuff for everyone and if they return to form they will still be loved but people need to be a bit more receptive to change if done well. Honestly slowing it down a little bit while retaining the core of their style was not that much of change.

PirateSkater182 09/10/12 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Searos (Post 112834632)
I think Good For Me had a great mix of their sound with more rock elements. There was something to love in even the slower down songs. I personally enjoy the faster songs most but its impossible to say there are days when a slowed down jam is not what we need. Prime Meridian was awesome yet gets no love. The album had stuff for everyone and if they return to form they will still be loved but people need to be a bit more receptive to change if done well. Honestly slowing it down a little bit while retaining the core of their style was not that much of change.

I can agree with this. Sometimes I'm not in a fast paced song mood, and I still get to listen to Swellers. That album is great in my opinion, but I love everything this band does.

waybackhome 09/10/12 06:41 PM

The new song is great. We're ridiculously excited to be out with both of these bands. Hope to see ya guys while we're out!