I feel like I say this a lot, but I really am stoked on all of the great albums that have come out lately. It’s officially fall, my favorite time of year, and my soundtrack to the season is shaping up quite nicely! The new Paramore (which I know you’ve all entered to win, right?), The Avett Brothers, Frank Turner, and Brand New are all in heavy rotation. One album that I’m particularly in love with and couldn’t wait to tell you guys about is Ups and Downsizing by The Swellers! From playing local hardcore shows in their home state of Michigan, to signing to Fueled By Ramen, to opening up for Paramore on their sold-out fall tour, The Swellers have quickly made a name for themselves.
I caught up with singer Nick Diener and drummer Jonathan at the Richmond, VA stop of the Gig Life Tour this summer to talk about why animal rights is important to them and the easy ways you can get involved.
These guys are rad and I highly recommend you watch the interview, share it with your friends, and go pick up their new album! I know times are tough, and if you’re like me, you’re saving all your money to buy Red Sox playoff tickets, which is why we scored three free copies of the album and we’re giving them away to you! For your chance to win, please leave a comment with your favorite thing about fall! Three winners will be chosen at random. Entries must be received by October 9, and winners will be notified by October 14.
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