Bay Area quartet SWMRS have announced a US headlining tour with support from San Diego’s The Frights. Bandsintown announced the tour dates earlier this week alongside an interview with SWMRS singer Cole Becker. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and available HERE.
Their debut album Drive North is due for release on February 12th, 2016 via Uncool Records. The album is available for preorder HERE. Noisey broke news of the release and premiered the band’s new single “Figuring it Out,” praising the track as a “poppy foot-tapper filled with skate-gang vocals.”
Recorded in the band’s hometown of Oakland, CA, Drive North was produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper. The album will feature previously released tracks “Miley” and “Uncool.” i-D Magazinepremiered “Miley” in September, praising the song as “the most punk tribute to Miley Cyrus ever.” The band’s DIY music video for the track can be seen HERE. The album will also feature an abridged version of “Harry Dean,” a previously 17-minute epic the band originally recorded to soundtrack Saint Laurent Paris’s Spring/Summer 2016 presentation.
To celebrate the release of Drive North, SWMRS will host Uncool Fest: a two-night hometown release party at seminal Bay Area DIY space 924 Gilman on February 5th and 6th, 2016. SWMRS will headline both nights of the event, performing alongside a hand-picked selection of bands including, The Frights, No Parents, Dog Party, and more. A complete lineup and tickets for Uncool Fest can be found HERE.
Prior to hitting the road with The Frights in February, the band will embark on a co-headlining tour of the West Coast with Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls. The band will also help The Frights celebrate the release of their new album You Are Going to Hate This, appearing at You Are Going to Hate This Fest in San Diego, CA on February 13th, 2016 and Valentine’s Day Rumble in Los Angeles, CA on February 14th. A complete list of upcoming SWMRS tour dates can be found HERE.
SWMRS US Tour w/ The Frights
|February 16, 2016||Club Congress||Tucson, AZ|
|February 18, 2016||Three Links||Dallas, TX|
|February 19, 2016||Mohawk||Austin, TX|
|February 20, 2016||The Korova||San Antonio, TX|
|February 21, 2016||House of Rock||Corpus Christi, TX|
|February 22, 2016||Parish at House of Blues||New Orleans, LA|
|February 24, 2016||The Local 662||St Petersburg, FL|
|February 26, 2016||Backbooth||Orlando, FL|
|February 27, 2016||1904 Music Hall||Jacksonville, FL|
|February 28, 2016||The Masquerade – Purgatory||Atlanta, GA|
|March 1, 2016||Shaka’s||Virginia Beach, VA|
|March 2, 2016||Black Cat Backstage||Washington, DC|
|March 3, 2016||Studio @ Webster Hall||New York, NY|
|March 4, 2016||The Fire||Philadelphia, PA|
|March 5, 2016||Brighton Bar||Long Branch, NJ|
|March 6, 2016||Middle East – Upstairs||Cambridge, MA|
|March 9, 2016||La Sala Rossa||Montreal, QUE|
|March 13, 2016||Majestic Cafe||Detroit, MI|
|March 15, 2016||Smiling Moose||Pittsburgh, PA|
|March 16, 2016||Now That’s Class||Cleveland, OH|
|March 17, 2016||1st War at Chop Shop||Chicago, IL|
|March 18, 2016||Firebird||St Louis, MO|
|March 19, 2016||Lefty’s||Des Moines, IA|
|March 20, 2016||The Garage||Burnsville, MN|
|March 21, 2016||Lookout Lounge||Omaha, NE|
|March 22, 2016||Lost Lake Lounge||Denver, CO|
|March 23, 2016||The Black Sheet||Colorado Springs, CO|