THE SWELLERS are “Running Out Of Places To Go”… New EP out 10/16… On tour with Strung Out… Fall tour announced

By on September 13, 2012
Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner

THE SWELLERS Ready To Release EP
“Running Out Of Places To Go” Out October 16th
On Tour Now Supporting Strung Out
Fall Headline Dates with Diamond Youth, Pentimento

“No nonsense, big songs. That is exactly our plan,” says Nick Diener of Flint, MI’s rock powerhouse THE SWELLERS about the direction they’re taking on their new EP Running Out Of Places To Go which comes out October 16, 2012 via Snowbird Songs. In anticipation of the release of the EP, the band will be offering presale bundles starting today and are releasing the track “Making Waves” on their website,
Currently on the road with Strung Out, which kicked off this weekend and wraps up October 5th in Anaheim, CA (they are playing Pensacola, FL’s Vinyl Music Hall tomorrow night), The Swellers are still reeling from their slot supporting one of their favorite bands. “I play music for the ‘what the f***?!’ moments that I’ll always remember. Getting to tour with Strung Out right now is one of them,” Nick explains. “Two days in, I already got to sing a No Use For A Name song onstage with Strung Out as the backing band. WTF?!”
Once this tour commences, the band will headline a string of dates in Australia before returning to the US for another round of dates. “We’re bringing out some great friends/our favorite new bands Diamond Youth and Pentimento,” he says. “Sometimes when we hear about bands bringing out other bands, we wonder if it’s one of those ‘Oh, we owe this agent a favor,’ or ‘We had to take out this band,’ or ‘They paid money to be on a tour,’ or ‘They suck but are worth a lot of tickets’ situations… No. Not us. We picked these bands for good hangs and great music we want to hear every night.” (tour dates below).

“Loud guitars and big drums have always been our thing,” Nick explains about Running Out Of Places To Go.“It feels awesome to have made such a great sounding bunch of songs on our own.” From the getgo with the hugely infectious powerpop stunner “Hands,” the band’s renewed excitement is palpable. “That song came about very organically,” Nick explains. “The guitars were cleaner sounding, my vocals start off in a lower register… both things that are not very characteristic of us. But our mindset for this EP was ‘if it sounds good, record it.’ No outside opinions, no pressure. Once the chorus kicks in, it’s a pretty unmistakable Swellers melody. The lyrics are pretty punk, too. One of our favorite songs we’ve ever written together.” The enthusiasm spills over to the next four tracks, from the machine gun attack of “Let Me In”, to the anthemic “Bad For Me” to the soaring title track, Running Out Of Places To Gois the sound of a band who’s returning to their musical roots and merging it with everything they’ve learned over the last decade. “Fronting the money to press our own records since we aren’t on a label right now was a pretty big throwback to how we did things when we were starting out ten years ago,” he says. “Every element involved in making this EP happen comes from a very grassroots, punk rock place.”
Running Out Of Places To Gowas produced by Mark Michalik and will be released via Snowbird Songs on October 16, 2012.. The Swellers is Nick Diener (vocals/guitar), Jonathan Diener (drums), Ryan Collins (guitar) and Anto Boros (bass). 


w/ Strung Out
Sep 11 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Sep 12 Double Down Live Gainesville, FL
Sep 13 The State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
Sep 14 Churchill’s Pub Miami, FL
Sep 15 The Social Orlando, FL
Sep 16 Freebird Café Jacksonville, FL
Sep 18 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Sept 19 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Sep 21 Firebird St. Louis, MO
Sep 22 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 23 Trees Dallas, TX
Sep 25 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Sep 26 Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 27 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
Sep 28 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Sep 29 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
Sep 30 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 02 B Ryders Bakersfield, CA

Oct 03 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Oct 04 Atrium at The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 05 House of Blues Anaheim, CA

The Fest
Oct 26 TBD Gainesville, FL

w/ Diamond Youth and Pentimento
Oct 30 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
Oct 31 The Soapbox Wilmington, NC
Nov 01 The Camel Richmond, VA
Nov 02 Marlin Room at Webster Hall New York, NY
Nov 03 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA
Nov 04 TT the Bear’s Cambridge, MA
Nov 05 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Nov 07 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 08 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Nov 09 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
Nov 10 Magic Stick Detroit, MI


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.