Yesterday I lamented that maybe re-thinking how we support the music we love wasn't such a bad idea. I heard a lot of responses throughout the day; many from bands (one of the more interesting to me was the idea of gift cards for common places a band would visit on tour). With that, Jonathan Diener from The Swellers, was so inspired by the topic and ensuing discussion - that he wrote up a guest blog in response to my post.
In April, The Swellers will tour the UK supporting Deaf Havana and playing the Hit The Deck Fest in Nottingham. Check out the tour dates in the replies, and pre-sale tickets are now available here. Also, the group's latest record, Good For Me, is available for $7.99 on iTunes this week only.
Last night on the last date of the AltPress Tour, members of The Swellers and other bands stole Four Year Strong's encore and played "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)" before FYS could make it back to the stage. Head to the replies to check out the video, which ends with most of the tour singing along together on stage.
Nick Diener of The Swellers recently contributed vocals to a song called "You're Killing Me," taken from Let It Happen's new record, It Hurts, But It's Worth It. You can listen to the song here and buy the record here.
We generally don't do big movie premieres here on the site, but when this (should be) Golden Globe winner hit our inbox, we had to make like Cannes and snag the premiere ASAP. Featuring only the finest acting skills from members of The Swellers, Every Time I Die and The Damned Things, head to the replies for the premiere of Total Behavior filmed by Swellers' bassist Anto Boros. The premise? "An '80s themed movie about a scientist who plans to crash the moon into NYC until he realizes that his son lives on the moon."
The Swellers are doing a live video chat through Yowie at 8pm EST, they'll be answering your questions, playing songs from the new record with explanations, random videos and talking about absolutely anything they can they can think of right here.
The Swellers are playing a CD Release show at The Pike Room in Pontiac, MI tonight at 4pm playing from Beginning of The End Again up to Good For Me. Their new album, Good For Me will be sold for $5 as well.
Edit: The chat is now over. Thanks to Nick and Jono for chatting with us.
The Swellers will be chatting in this thread beginning at 8 p.m. EST. To go along with the chat, we're pleased to exclusively announce the band's upcoming summer tour with Fake Problems and Daytrader. In the replies, you can see the tour poster featuring the dates. While you're there, be sure to ask Nick and Jono questions about their upcoming June 14th full-length, Good For Me, their experiences on the Take Action tour and why they all think Mitchell Wojcik is so darn cute. You can preorder Good For Mehere.
The Swellers will be chatting on AP.net next Tuesday, May 31, at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. They'll be talking about the Take Action tour, the upcoming release of Good For Me, and probably other wacky stuff. Should be a grand old time, so mark your calendars!