On April 19th, The Swellers will begin recording what they’ve been referring to as Album #4. “This feels eerily similar to how things went down in 2009 when we were still between labels and had no management, but had a bunch of songs we were really excited about,” says Nick Diener. “That’s how our record Ups and Downsizing came about. So this organic, creative process is going to be a nice return to form.”
Their most recent release, the critically-hailed, universally-embraced and independently-released EP Running Out Of Places To Go was as much a glimmer backwards at their DIY roots as it is a new beginning for them. “Our last EP was very therapeutic as far as venting frustration and doing things ourselves,” he continues, “but we’re in a very different, less bitter place now and just excited that we get to make music again and again. We’re nearing the end of our longest ever break from touring (nearly six months), so booking this studio time, regardless of who puts out the record and when, felt like the right thing to do to keep moving.
In addition, their recent session at Daytrotter Studios has gone live and can be found here: http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/the-swellers/20056188-37383368. Recorded at their San Francisco studios recently, the set consists of tracks from Running Out Of Places To Go, including “Hands”, “Making Waves”, “Let Me In” and the title track.
The Swellers will be tracking the music with the Marc Hudson (Saves The Day, Taking Back Sunday) in Michigan and recording vocals in Chicago with Mark Michalik who has recorded nearly every previous Swellers release.
“More news will come out as the recording process gets underway,” Nick concludes. “Until then we’ll be hammering out the finishing touches on these songs and getting ready for our upcoming dates in May with Anti Flag and Warped Tour.”