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    Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:05:59

    The Swellers Enter the Studio - The band will appear on the Take Action Tour

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    Fueled By Ramen's The Swellers will return to the studio with legendary musician/producer Bill Stevenson to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 Fueled By Ramen debut, Ups and Downsizing. Stevenson—of Descendents, All and Black Flag fame—has also produced albums for bands including Rise Against, NOFX and Less Than Jake, among other punk rock heavyweights. The as-yet-untitled album is set for a summer 2011 release.

    "I couldn't be more excited to produce The Swellers' next album," said Stevenson in a statement. "I met these guys in 2007 when they toured with my band, Only Crime. We all became fast friends and kept in touch over the years. Even four years ago, their live show impressed the hell out of me, and I knew that I wanted to work with them on an album one day. Together, I think we can push their music to the next level and help them reach a broader audience. I can't wait to get started!"

    "Not only has Bill played in some of our favorite bands, but he's written some of our favorite songs and made some of our favorite bands' records—Rise Against, Broadway Calls, Comeback Kid, Suicide Machines, NOFX, No Use for a Name, A Wilhelm Scream, Propagandhi, Good Riddance… the list goes on," said The Swellers lead vocalist/guitarist Nick Diener. Adds his brother, drummer Jonathan Diener, "His mind is always working, always on music, and that's the kind of person we want to join us as our fifth member of the band for this record."

    In other news, The Swellers have also announced plans to join the 2011 Take Action Tour. The Flint, MI-based quartet will join Silverstein, Bayside, Polar Bear Club and Texas in July on the road, kicking off April 22nd at Boston's Paradise Rock Club. Presented by Hot Topic, the Take Action Tour is celebrating its 10th anniversary of raising funds and awareness to assorted non-profit organizations.

    Are you headed to the Take Action tour?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.18.11




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