The Swellers Announce Call It A Night Tour (Part I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

The Swellers have announced the first leg of their final tour. Each date announced will be their final night in each city. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Swellers Are Retiring, Not Breaking Up

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 29, 2014

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The Swellers are not breaking up, they’re just retiring. The band is in the process of booking final shows that will be coming together this fall. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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The Swellers Confirm The End Is Near; Band Is Booking Farewell Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 24, 2014

The Swellers had their first practice twelve years ago today, but have unfortunately confirmed the news that they will be calling it a day soon and are booking farewell shows. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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Kerrang Does Green Day: ‘American Idiot’ Tribute Album Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 11, 2014

Kerrang have released the American Idiot tribute to Green Day album. Stream the whole thing below after the jump.

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Voice & Verse Podcast With Jono Diener (The Swellers)

by Zack Zarrillo - May 28, 2014

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Voice & Verse, Evan Lucy’s podcast, is back with episode number eleven featuring Jono Diener of The Swellers.

You can subscribe to Voice & Verse podcast via iTunes, or listen below!   

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The Swellers’ Jono Diener Starting New Projects

by Zack Zarrillo - May 17, 2014

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Jono Diener of The Swellers will be starting a few new projects this summer. Check out a tweet from Diener below after the jump.

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The Swellers Release “Tales Of Lolita (Floor Cover)”

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 21, 2014

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The Swellers, Hung Up, Lobby Boxer, and 1876 will be releasing a four way split via Save Your Generation Records on May 20th. Stream The Swellers’ cover of “Tales Of Lolita” by Floor here via Brooklyn Vegan or below after the jump.

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The Swellers Release ‘B-Sides And Rarities’

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 15, 2014

The Swellers have released B-Sides And Rarities, which features 17 alternative songs from the band’s current discography. Stream and download the release below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Apr 13, 2014

POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Ghost House, FranchiseLocation: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJPhotos By: Dan Bassini

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The Swellers Four Way Split With Hung Up, Lobby Boxer, 1876

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 3, 2014

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The Swellers, Hung Up, Lobby Boxer, and 1876 will be releasing a four way split via Save Your Generation Records on May 20th. Check out the track listing below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Mar 30, 2014

POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Wolverines TourFeatures: I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, TurnoverLocation: Bug Jar - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo

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The Swellers Acoustic Warehouse Sessions

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 8, 2014

The Swellers recently taped an Acoustic Warehouse Sessions. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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The Swellers Announce UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 31, 2014

The Swellers will be heading to the UK in April and May. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Contributor Blog: Jono Diener - Why Being Stubborn Saved My Life

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 16, 2014

The Swellers are going on tour with I Am The Avalanche this spring. Dates can be found here and you can pick up the band’s new album, The Light Under Closed Doors, here.

by Jono Diener

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been utilizing the internet to express my opinions and feelings. Whether it’s something complex like the meaning of life or something as simple as what I had for lunch that day, there’s some strange solace in knowing that I let it out of my system. One thing that has stifled my complete expression is the politics of being in a band. I’ve made a lot of friends in all walks of life over the years and anything I say can get back to them in a heartbeat. I’ve even had the singer of a band google his own name, read one of my tweets and Facebook message me to address what was going on. Although I backed what I said, I stayed polite and mature (enough) so his following message was inviting me to be in their band’s video shoot (I declined). Without run-ins like this, I would have never become the person I am today.

I’ll be the first to admit, I can get fired up and escape logic when I feel I’m being threatened. Unfortunately, this goes with situations where the person writing me is simply contributing to a conversation rather than attacking me. Obviously there’s the people who only poke their heads back into your life when there’s an opportunity to say something negative, but there are others who genuinely want to contribute to a debate. Debates and conversations are the healthiest thing for a human being to engage in, if done properly. With these social media tools we are engaging in one giant conversation with the rest of the world. People can choose to agree with you, yell at you or suggest new alternative ideas. I’ve been trying to dive into the third option. I’m sick of shutting down and I want to experience instead of defend myself. I’m not right or wrong when it comes to opinions. Take me to the gray area.

The debates I’ve had lately always come back to the mainstream music conversation. I find no pleasure in a lot of the “club music pop” that is constantly played on the radio. I never once said it is BAD MUSIC, it’s just not for me. This way of wording things is thanks to years of arguing with friends. Music, whether intelligible or not, is all opinion-based. One man’s trash is another’s treasure. I grew up listening to punk rock around age nine and had a big chunk of my life with no outside musical influence. It was MY choosing. I turned down the chance to open my mind on several occasions with the fear that it would change the person I wanted to be. Hating something for the sake of hating it seemed like a real waste of time. I guess that’s just called, “maturing.” I wanted to see what the other side was like, and I actually really liked it. It’s the same as not wanting to eat your broccoli as a kid. These days I think broccoli is pretty great, but growing up I was SUPPOSED to eat it and that pissed me off. 

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I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Turnover, Diamond Youth Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 15, 2014

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I Am The AvalancheThe Swellers, Turnover, and Diamond Youth are heading out on tour together. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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