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Posted October 2, 2009 by Megan Rondeau

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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    825 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t lie, my favorite thing about Fall is Football! It’s always my favorite time of year because of the tours going on then too. Also the weather and Halloween are pretty great too! Oh, and my birthday is in the Fall too! Yeah, Fall is pretty awesome! :)

  • 1733 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favourite things about fall is the all the beautiful colours that come along with it. Also the weather. Its not too cold and yet not smoldering hot. Theres so much fashion trends that come with it too! Plus the sound of crunching leaves when you take a walk. Its so peaceful and beautiful!

  • 2090 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love the changing of the leaves,pumpkins and
    the beautiful Mums blooming and Peta for standing
    up for what they believe in

  • 2090 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about the fall is the weather

  • 2091 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love the colors, the cool mornings with a great cup of Starbucks and turning the fireplace on at night

  • 2091 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love going for rides and watching the leaves change color here in vermont its gorgeous..i also love halloween and handing out candy to trick or treaters for every one i give out i eat one too..LOVE DEM SNICKERS :)

  • 2091 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing is the crisp, cool mornings

  • 2091 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love the changing colors.

  • 2091 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is cooler weather and leaves changing. Thank you!

  • 2091 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the weather! perfect!

  • 2091 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My fav thing about Fall is the comfortable cool crisp air and beautiful leaves

  • 2091 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love the changing of leaves to all of the different beautiful colors.

  • 2092 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Apple pie and butternut squash!

  • 2092 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My fav thing about Fall is the changing of the leaves and all the foods.

  • 2092 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My Favorite Thing About Fall Is The Cool Weather

  • 2092 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    FALL FALL FALL!
    oh where to begin!?
    the colours, crunchyleaves, chilly air warm sweaters:) and my birthday:D
    LET IT LIVE LET IT LIVE!!!

  • 2093 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ..hmmm maybe:
    The leaves!!
    Halloween
    The smells of fall air, pumpkin, cinnamon, spices etc.
    Scarecrows
    Decorated houses
    Being able to wear scarves and hats!
    …..basically EVERYTHING =)

  • 2093 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Crisp clean air free of smog and pollutants.

  • alm

    2094 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is the gray sky that covers everything around here. It feels like a veil, making everything a little harder to see, and people a little harder to read. It takes the pressure off, I guess, with back to school and the terrible weather. At least the sky is sympathetic.

  • 2095 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my favorite thing about fall is definitely the weather. i can’t stand when it gets super hot in summer, which it very much is in socal, and i get cold easily so boo winter. but i still prefer being a little cold/cooler. so fall it is!

  • 2095 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Favourite thing about fall is the weather, not too hot not too cold, squirrels EVERYWHERE, and avoiding studying for university midterms -_-

  • 2095 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my favorite thing about fall would have to be the world. everything just looks so pretty, but during the winter it looks dead. oh! and dressing up my puppy, and taking him trick-or-treating. (:

  • 2095 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I like stepping on crunchy leaves, brisk weather, and hopefully listening to the new Swellers record.

  • 2095 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing of fall is that I get to intern at peta2 real soon!! haha

  • 2095 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love Fall for the great colour of the leaves.

  • 2095 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love fall – the clean air, the warm afternoons and the transition to settling in for the winter.

  • 2095 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Gosh,I love the leaves for sure.I love the colors and the crunching noise they make when you step on them,ahh the best!!I guess Halloween is ok but I never eally know what to be but i love the candy.:D I love waring scarves and beenies during the fall.I love drinking iced coffee during cold months for some reason.:D

  • Hai

    2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is Halloween!

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The best thing about fall is Halloween! I hand out vegan candy, Peanut Butter Chews and Blow Pops(= AnD peta2 stickers! I love to watch old horror movies with my friends! Halloween is the best!

  • Hai

    2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is Halloween!

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    All the best tours happen during fall. That’s why fall = rad.

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is all of the wonderful reasons to wear vegan clothing.
    Such as faux leather boots to jump in plies of leaves and PETA1 hoodies.
    Homemade Halloween costumes are the best. There’s no easier way to make new friends than to make your own vegan Halloween candy to pass out at school.

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    In fall, the beaches peaceful and quiet since the children have left the beaches and returned to school.

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    mine has to be the weather change!

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the crisp air, the animals as I pass them like the squirrels running with nuts and digging and storing their food for the cold weather- its all so pretty

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my favourite things about fall are the beautiful days, such as today! It was crisp, cool, with clear, sunny skies. :)

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love fall because my birthday is in the fall.

  • 2096 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Autumn Moon

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is the changing leaf colors and temperatures along with the hot new movies coming out too!

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Halloween! Watching the leaves change colors on the trees and the smell of the leaves once they fall! The fantastic weather!

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the leaves changing.

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the return of cold weather

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Three words. Halloween and Thanksgiving.
    Halloween-The day when I can stuff myself with candy till I vomit
    Thanksgiving-The day when I can stuff my self with mashed potatos, tofurkey, and pecan pie
    I know you agree with me!

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I like the holidays. Halloween, Thnxgiving and any other holiday that we get off school 4 😀

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love fall because of Halloween! Dressing up as WHATEVER you want and free candy…whats NOT to love?? Plus the leaves and the weather…its just perfect! XD

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I like the cooler temperatures.

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is ignoring kids during Halloween since I got tired of giving them candy and now because of my paranoid dog.

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I like the cooler temperatures.

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    fall clothes, halloween, and changing leaves 😀

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love fall because the weather’s cool, not to hot not to cold, and because it’s the time when my girlfriend wants to cuddle up most, but most of all, I love fall because it’s the time when some of the best animal rights petitions and movements happen, and when I get most protective over the things I believe in

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    EVERYTHING:)
    but my top 3:The Fair,My Birthday, and Most Deff The Weather

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about the fall is the cooler weather. :)

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is the leaves changing! In New England it is a beautiful sight:)

  • 2097 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favourite thing about Autumn (aka Fall!) is watching Tess, my dog, run through piles of fallen leaves. She may be coming up to 11 years old but when she’s playing in those leaves she’s just like a puppy again!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the thing i love most abt fall is wearing jeans and a tshirt with my hair down blasting music with the windows down in my car! and taking my daughter trick or treating and acutally being able to enjoy it not being to hot or to cold!!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the thing i love most abt fall is wearing jeans and a tshirt with my hair down blasting music with the windows down in my car! and taking my daughter trick or treating and acutally being able to enjoy it not being to hot or to cold!!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That fresh earthy smell on chilly mornings after it just rained…

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favourite thing about fall is probably the anticipation for Christmas, which is just around the corner. Since winter only begins on December 21st, we have the part of December before that to be excited! It’s such a joy-filled time.

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The fall is beauuuutiful 😀 and Halloween is my faveeee!!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my favorite thing about fall would be goin on walk and enjoyin the scenery. it shows how beautiful this world can be

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The leaves changing color in the mountains. :)

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about fall is that people don’t have cookouts nearly as often as summer time, so that means less helpless animals being consumed! YAY! Plus, the mosquitos are going away, so no more Triple E and West Nile! Oh and the orange leaves and free candy at halloween and such are pretty cool too.

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favourite thing is stepping on the fallen leaves when they go crunchy!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favourite thing about fall is stepping on the fallen leaves when they go crunchy!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love love LOVE carameled apples. they’re the best thing ever!
    i also love going apple picking, and carving pumpkins.
    and hot apple cider :)

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love the cool brisk air, it’s so energizing.

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love my birthday which is in the fall, but other than that, I love when the trees change color. :)

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my favorite thing about fall is the leaves turning colors and pumpkins. i love pumpkins!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my favorite thing about fall is the leaves turning colors and pumpkins. i love pumpkins!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my favorite thing about fall is the leaves turning colors and pumpkins. i love pumpkins!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favourite thing about fall is the gorgeous leaves…driving around Michigan looking at the scenery is great!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fav thing about fall ? Starbucks pumpkin space fraps. Fav thing about fall ? Starbucks pumpkin space fraps. <3

  • Dan

    2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My favorite thing about the fall is the weather!! Not too hot and not too cold.

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hey!
    my favorite thing about fall is the leaves and the weather and pumpkin picking and taking the hay ride down to the patches and getting to look at all the different colored leaves on the ground, while there they give you nice warm yummy apple cider, then you take the pumpkins home, carve them and then cook the pumpkin seeds, it’s the perfect fall day, it’s the best thing ever, seriously, if you’ve never picked/carved pumpkins and cooked the seeds afterwards it’s seriously the best thing about the fall and i suggest you all do it!
    [p.s. i love the swellers and so does all of new bedford massachusetts, so you should pick me ;)]
    thanks! samanathahey!
    my favorite thing about fall is the leaves and the weather and pumpkin picking and taking the hay ride down to the patches and getting to look at all the different colored leaves on the ground, while there they give you nice warm yummy apple cider, then you take the pumpkins home, carve them and then cook the pumpkin seeds, it’s the perfect fall day, it’s the best thing ever, seriously, if you’ve never picked/carved pumpkins and cooked the seeds afterwards it’s seriously the best thing about the fall and i suggest you all do it!
    [p.s. i love the swellers and so does all of new bedford massachusetts, so you should pick me ;)]
    thanks! samanatha<3

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YEAH way to be swellers! great new record, btw.

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WAY to be swellers! Yoo hoo!

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the beautiful views of the fall foliage, the different color leaves, the halloween. i just cant pick one thing.

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my favorite thing about the fall is halloween, and the smell of the airmy favorite thing about the fall is halloween, and the smell of the air<3

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the perfect photographic moments of the trees

  • 2098 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    1) the brisk weather, the smell of pumpkin spice and cinnamon, the baking!
    i LOVE fall!

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