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Part three of Kayla St. Onge and Jonathan Diener (The Swellers)'s weekly column, "Pop Punk and Feminism," is up on The Runout. This article looks at the issue of victim blaming, a topic that is particularly important after certain recent comments.
Even the police are in on the conspiracy—common questions rape victims will be asked if they report are “What were you wearing?”; “What were you drinking?”; “Did you smile at him?” From the start, the victims are on trial, and after being faced with such oblique distaste and disinterest, most of them choose not to press charges. The process of trying to bring your abuser to justice is long, exhausting, and usually unsatisfying. That’s why...
Craig Ismaili on 07/02/15 - 10:08 AM
Part two of Jonathan Diener (The Swellers) and Kayla St Onge's weekly column, "Pop Punk and Feminism," is up on The Runout. This article looks at the issue of consent.
All of this has to do with consent, how it’s defined, and how we understand it. In the past, the most important idea behind consent was “yes means yes and no means no.” In recent years, as the third wave of feminism has evolved, we have come to rest at the pass of “enthusiastic consent.” Simply put, YES means YES, and when I say YES, I mean an enthusiastic and willing given permission to perform sexual acts. A huge, huge problem with the way sexual dynamics work lies in the fact that a yes can be coerced. A yes can be...
Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 10:53 AM
Hit the replies to watch a good quality video of The Swellers' final set at Groezrock.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:53 PM
Hit the replies to watch a video of The Swellers' final show here in the states, filmed April 4, 2015 at Chain Reaction.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 11:59 AM
Jonathan Diener, writing for Nothing Original:
I am the guy standing in the back of the crowd. I’m most likely crossing my arms and not singing along. Even in a situation when there’s a circle pit, stage diving or crowd surfing, I’m most likely not participating. When the singer of the band shouts out to the show-goers for a wall of death or to clap along, I don’t indulgethem. If you’re having a good time up front and look back to see me standing there, you probably think I’m trying to be cool. You probably think I’m not enjoying myself. If you assume those things, you’re in the wrong. I couldn’t be cool even if I tried and I’m probably having a great time. If that’s the case, then why...
Jason Tate on 03/28/15 - 01:01 PM
Young Hunger (ex-The Swellers) have released a new demo on Bandcamp for pay-what-you-want.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/25/15 - 08:38 PM
Ryan from The Swellers has started a new band called Young Hunger and today we're premiering their brand new song "Holes in Your Tongue." This four piece hail from Detroit and, in their own words, write "straight forward, catchy songs that could fit in perfectly on a Punk-O-Rama comp." The band's first show will be February 13th in Detroit and also contains members of Frank White and Before I Go. Hit the replies to check out the song and let them know what you think.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 02:12 PM
The Swellers have announced their final west coast dates. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:09 PM
The Swellers have announced their final UK tour dates. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/14/15 - 12:13 PM
I was lucky enough to film The Swellers one last time at their last New England show ever last week. Head to the replies to watch the full set, in which the band performs virtually nonstop for nearly an hour and a half to a packed house with a setlist than spans their career.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/21/14 - 11:42 AM
The Swellers have announced their first string of farewell tour dates which can be found in the replies along with the band's new lyric video for "Call It A Night."

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Keagan Ilvonen on 11/12/14 - 11:11 AM
The Swellers have announced the first leg of their final tour.
Jason Tate on 08/25/14 - 10:14 AM
Head to Vice's Noisey to read drummer Jonathan Diener discussing the career and end of The Swellers.
Maybe we missed our big shot by not cashing in at the right time. Maybe we could have set our artistic pride aside and written the same record over and over again. Maybe we released too much music. Maybe we shouldn’t have been so accessible to our fan base. Maybe we could have picked a different record label or a different manager or changed our band name a few years in. You can question yourself forever, but it won’t change a thing. I like the choices we made. I like that we took risks and kept it real.
Ryan Gardner on 07/30/14 - 01:18 PM
BraidedVeins (members of The Swellers, Kid Brother Collective, Empty Orchestra) will record their debut LP in late August with Marc Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, others). The band's first EP can be downloaded for free.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/21/14 - 07:02 AM
Zac Djamoos on 06/24/14 - 08:32 AM
The Swellers are taking a stand against bands having to sell tickets to play shows.
We've been a band for almost twelve years, played on five continents and never had to sell tickets to play a show. You don't either.
Jason Tate on 06/11/14 - 10:56 AM
The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener is starting a new project this summer.
Looking to start some new music projects this summer. One with me playing bass/maybe singing and other drumming. Should be interesting.

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Jason Tate on 05/14/14 - 11:46 AM
Save Your Generation Records will be releasing a split 7" with songs from Hung Up, The Swellers, Lobby Boxer, and 1876. We are streaming the whole thing today, along with bonus tracks. Hit the replies to check out it out. The pressing is limited to 300 7" red/clear blend vinyl and releases May 20th.
Ryan Gardner on 04/24/14 - 09:27 AM
Listen to The Swellers' cover of Floor's "Tales of Lolita" on Brooklyn Vegan. The track comes from the Save Your Generation Records 7" split, which we will be streaming on Thursday. The pressing is limited to 300 7" red/clear blend vinyl and releases May 20th.

Track Listing
1. Hung Up - Here To Stay
2. The Swellers - Tales of Lolita (Floor Cover)
1. Lobby Boxer - Anxiety
2. 1876 - Le Planetaruim
Ryan Gardner on 04/21/14 - 12:52 PM
The Swellers have released a b-side and rarities collection on Bandcamp for just $5. What are you waiting for? Go listen and buy it already!
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/15/14 - 08:48 AM
You can check out The Swellers performing "Got Social", "Favorite Tune," and a couple covers from Osker in the No Sleep Records warehouse in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 02/06/14 - 03:53 PM
The Swellers will tour the UK in a couple of months. Head to the replies for dates.
Andy Biddulph on 01/31/14 - 06:09 AM
I Am the Avalanche will be hitting the road in support of Wolverines with support from The Swellers (on the east coast), Diamond Youth (on the west coast) and Turnover. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/15/14 - 09:45 AM
Congratulations to The Swellers frontman Nick Diener, who tied the knot yesterday.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/16/13 - 07:03 AM
The Swellers' new music video for "Got Social" can be seen over on MTVU.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/04/13 - 11:43 AM
It's been quite the year for Save Your Generation Records and they have one more hit for everyone before 2013 ends, as we have the latest song from Livingston, Michigan pop-punk outfit Hung Up, titled "Like A Dog." It's off the band's upcoming debut EP, A Mind's Way Away, which was recorded with Nick Diener of The Swellers. Check out the new song in the replies - the EP is also available to pre-order.
Drew Beringer on 11/26/13 - 05:57 AM
The Swellers have begun premiering a weekly web-series documenting life on the road. Check the replies for the first video.
Jason Tate on 11/14/13 - 01:55 PM
The Swellers new album The Light Under Closed Doors is now streaming on Billboard.

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Jason Tate on 10/24/13 - 10:44 AM
The Swellers are the subject of a new Ernie Ball video feature reflecting on their experience on Warped Tour this summer, which you can watch in the replies.. Nick from the band talks about how winning the Battle of the Bands years ago helped kick off The Swellers' career – incidentally, Ernie Ball has just picked the finalists for this year's Battle of the Bands, which can be seen on their Facebook page.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/03/13 - 11:17 AM
Listen to a new jam from The Swellers titled "Big Hearts" on Alt Press.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/01/13 - 09:15 AM
On My Honor will be releasing an acoustic EP featuring tracks from their last release I Never Deserve The Things I Need. It is available for pre-order. Track listing is below and their tour dates with Veara and The Swellers are in the replies.

Track listing:
1. Rafters
2. I Never Deserve the Things I Need
3. Gypsy Summer
4. Indrid Cold
Christian Wagner on 09/30/13 - 12:32 PM
Check out The Swellers' music video for a new song titled "High/Low" on the Huffington Post or in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/27/13 - 08:52 AM
Candy Hearts have announced the "Fun Sized Fest" Tour. They'll be joined by bands like The Swellers, The Menzingers, Daylight, and more. Check out the dates and line-ups in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 09/16/13 - 11:10 AM
The Swellers are hitting the road this fall on “The Light Under Closed Doors Tour” in support of the band's new record coming out on October 29th. This isn't your typical tour as the band will be bringing it straight to the fans with a mix of clubs, house parties, pizza parlors, skate rinks and various other assorted intimate venues that kicks off in Chicago on October 18th and ends in Grand Rapids on November 29th. You can find all the dates and details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 09/04/13 - 09:12 AM
The Swellers are trying to get an opening slot on the Weezer Cruise! All you have to do is give the video (in the replies) a "thumbs up" - the view count doesn't matter, just the number of likes.
Drew Beringer on 09/02/13 - 08:41 AM
Check out a new song from The Swellers called "Becoming Self-Aware" in the replies. Their new album, The Light Under Closed Doors, can be preordered in the No Sleep Records webstore.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/22/13 - 08:31 AM
Jono Diener (drummer for The Swellers and newly minted Buzzmaker) wrote a recent blog about the marriage between wrestling and music. You can read it over at BUZZNET.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 10:52 AM
You can stream a new The Swellers song titled "Should" over at MTV Buzzworthy. It's off the band's upcoming No Sleep Records' debut, The Light Under Closed Doors, which will release on October 29th. You can pre-order the record here.

Track Listing
01) Should
02) Big Hearts
03) Got Social
04) High/Low
05) Great Lakes State
06) Becoming Self-Aware
07) Friends Again (We Can’t Be)
08) Designated Driver
09) Favorite Tune
10) Call It A Nigh
Drew Beringer on 08/06/13 - 06:01 AM
In the replies, you can watch some live video PropertyOfZack shot of Nick Diener of The Swellers' Warped Tour Acoustic Basement set in which he covers The Lawrence Arms and Weezer as well as performing an original song.
Drew Beringer on 08/02/13 - 12:26 PM
The Swellers are teasing an announcement on August 6th.

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Jason Tate on 07/31/13 - 12:21 PM
The Swellers are planning a tour based around house shows and the band needs your help. Check out the band's statement in the replies to see if you can lend a hand (or house).
Drew Beringer on 07/24/13 - 09:39 AM
Wallpaper. has been keeping a Warped Tour video diary for PureVolume and today's entry highlights Warped Tour Backyard Wrestling between Anto Boros of The Swellers and JJR, tour manager for The Wonder Years. Check it out here.
Drew Beringer on 07/17/13 - 04:21 PM
The Swellers latest EP, Running Out of Places to Go, has been re-pressed on white and bubblegum pink and is available to pre-order via No Sleep Records. It's the band's best work, pick it up if you haven't yet.

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Drew Beringer on 07/10/13 - 02:42 PM
The fourth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with The Swellers' Jono Diener. We talked with our resident movie reviewer about Warped Tour, the band's recent signing with No Sleep Records and upcoming album, as well what it means when you smell like soup.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, feedback and thoughts are always welcomed. Starting with this episode you'll notice a significant improvement in audio quality. We...
Drew Beringer on 06/28/13 - 07:30 AM
Today is Jono Diener (The Swellers) and Rob Chianelli's (We Are The In Crowd) birthday. Be sure to leave them some love!
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/27/13 - 05:49 PM
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