We're finally back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of Gangster Squad.
In case you've been living under a rock these past few months, The Swellers released a fantastic new EP Running Out Of Places To Go in the fall. The band is also playing the Fusion Show's 5th Anniversary show on Saturday. So in celebration of that, we're collaborating with the band and Born & Bred Clothing to give away a killer prize pack - a handwritten lyric sheet to "Making Waves," the band's new EP Running Out of Places to Go, Born & Bred "B&Beanie," and a Born & Bred "Don't Tread on B&B T-Shirt." Pretty rad, right? So you probably want to know how you can win it. Just post your favorite song from Running Out Of Places To Go and why, and I'll pick a winner by the end of the day....
What happens when a bunch of Michigan punk rockers stay the night in a spooky house while on tour? That's the question Anto Boros (part-time documentarian/full-time bassist for The Swellers) asks when his band and friends spend a night in an unknown place. "Pretty Normal Activity" (featuring members of The Swellers, Into It. Over It. and Broadway Calls) is a film that will have you sleeping with two blankets and wanting to buy the band's latest EP Running Out Of Places To Go (do that here). You can watch the movie in the replies, but - beware! - it'll shake you to your very core!
Update: The band has released the album a day early for those who pre-ordered, so check your email inbox for your download. If you didn't pre-order, you can buy the album now at the band's Bandcamp for $4.
You can stream The Swellers new EP Running Out Of Places To Go over at AOL.
The Swellers have announced that they have started their own label - Snowbird Songs. The band's new EP, Running Out Of Places To Go, will be their first release on the new venture. You can check out the label's logo in the replies.
The Swellers will be self-releasing a new EP titled Running Out Of Places To Go on October 16th. You can pre-order the EP here and listen to a new song in the replies. The band is also going out on a short headlining tour with DMND Youth and Pentimento. You can order your tickets and check out the dates here.
The Swellers will be releasing something on Monday. You can watch the video announcing it in the replies. But to hold you over until then, you can watch a video of Jono, Nick, Aaron DeVries of Wolves & Machines and a local guitar center employee performing The Backstreet Boys' classic "I Want It That Way" as Bone Zone.
We're back with yet another installment in "Jono Goes To The Movies", featuring The Swellers drummer, Jonathan Diener. This time, he decided to sling his way into The Amazing Spiderman, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Head to the replies to find out what he thought of the film. Prepare to be entertained.
Our good friend from The Swellers, drummer Jonathan Diener is back once again with his movie review column, appropriately titled "Jono Goes To The Movies." This time, Jono hits up Seth MacFarlane's new feature film, Ted, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Can Jono be charmed by a talking teddy bear full of ribald humor, or did he frown the entire time? Head to the replies to read his hilarious insight.
Today we are streaming the track "Red Lights" from The Swellers recent 7" release Vehicle City Blues. Sure, we know the vinyl was released already, but who doesn't mind a little bit of The Swellers during their day? The band has a couple more weeks left of tour before they head back into the studio to record a new album. Head to the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
The Early November recently took off on a new tour with The Wonder Years, The Swellers and Young Statues. A couple days ago, the vocalists of each of these groups - Ace Enders from TEN, Dan Campbell from TWY, Nick Diener from The Swellers, and Carmen Cirignano from Young Statues - took the time to record an acoustic cover of Semisonic's "Closing Time," which you can now watch in the replies. It's a fun cover, with all four vocalists singing to round out the song. A regular barbershop quartet, these guys. The tour continues on until June 9, and you can also see the remaining tour dates in the replies.
The Early November just kicked off its tour with The Wonder Years, The Swellers and Young Statues. We were lucky enough to have our photographer friend, Dana Burke, attend the first show of the tour at Irving Plaza in New York City on Wednesday night. She managed to get some photos of each band, so you can head to the replies to check out a few selections and you can see all of the photos here.
We're bringing a new column from The Swellers drummer Jonathan Diener, appropriately titled "Jono Goes To The Movies", where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments.
Hit the replies to read his review of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, The Dictator.
The Swellers have left Fueled By Ramen. Check out the band's statement below. You can stream a new song called "Vehicle City Blues" in the replies, which will be on a new 7" featuring two brand-new songs. It will come out via SideOneDummy Records on May 29th. Preorder the 7" here.
As promised, today we are premiering the brand new video from The Swellers. Check the replies for the new video, and if you missed it - check out a write-up about from behind the scenes here. Along with the premiere, we've also got a caption contest going on where you can win: a signed Good For Me CD, Good For Me vinyl, and a Good For Me poster. Grab any of these three stills, add a caption, and post it in the replies. The band will then be voting on their favorite later tonight.
On Monday we're premiering the new video from The Swellers ... you knew that, right? Anyway, we reached out to the band to get a little bit of information about "behind the scenes" and the making of the new video.