SWMRS Announce US Headlining Tour

SWMRS Announce US Headlining Tour




Photo Credit: Alice Baxley

OAKLAND, CA – December 2015 – 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.

SWMRS’s 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, SWMRS 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 foundHERE.

SWMRS US Tour w/ The Frights

February 16, 2016

Club Congress

Tucson, AZ

February 18, 2016

Three Links

Dallas, TX

February 19, 2016


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


Orlando, FL

February 27, 2016

1904 Music Hall

Jacksonville, FL

February 28, 2016

The Masquerade – Purgatory

Atlanta, GA

March 1, 2016


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


St Louis, MO

March 19, 2016


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


There’s never been a punk band like SWMRS, the Oakland quartet that combines the caustic broadsides of The Clash, the amphetamine bubblegum of the Ramones, and the searing lyrics, propulsive energy, and raw honesty of Public Enemy, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest and Kurt Cobain. Formed after the dissolution of their previous band, Emily’s Army, the childhood friends (Cole Becker, lead vocals, rhythm guitar; Max Becker, lead vocals, lead guitar; Joey Armstrong, drums, backing vocals; and Sebastian Mueller, bass, backing vocals) showcase telepathic chemistry on their formal debut, “Drive North.” Produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR, it’s suffused with coming of age jams, subversive anthems to Miley Cyrus, and a sense of freedom forged out of modern-day confusion. The guitars draw blood, the drums detonate, the voice is unique-the sound is timeless.

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