To us, these tracks are priceless. Some of them show our earliest efforts in songwriting while others show the process it took to make our records what they are today. We never thought some of these strange demos would ever see the light of day, but we had so much fun opening up the vault and seeing what was in there. We included some never-before-heard unreleased songs, acoustic jams, and basement-style early versions of some of our favorite tunes.
To us, they’re priceless, but we wanted you to have them. 5 bucks gets you 17 tracks, but you have the option to pay more if you want to really help the Swell Dogs out. If you got tax money back, this is a great place to spend it, because as a band, we just PAY a buttload of taxes at the end of the year instead of getting anything back. Plane tickets to the UK, paying back our awesome label No Sleep records, compensating for a Brazilian promoter NOT paying us.. lots of setbacks. We are currently self-managed, and trying hard to make sure we can keep touring and having fun.
Hope you enjoy this weirdness. RIP Ultimate Warrior.
Posted On: 04/15/14 | 70 Notes
Look for us in the new @kerrangmagazine_! Awesome photoshoot and writeup. UK we comin for you!
Posted On: 04/11/14 | 8 Notes
Today is the last day of our two week tour with I Am The Avalanche in Asbury Park, New Jersey. We had no idea how fun this would be and how amazing each night would end up. I don’t think you guys realize how much it means to us seeing you coming out to the shows, singing along and talking to us after we play. Things aren’t the easiest, but you guys make us forget about all of the bullshit. We’re not playing for you to stage dive or circle pit, we’re playing for you to care and hear the things that matter to us and it shows. That’s what our new album is about. Surviving and understanding what life is, was and could be. We’re getting older and for the first time in almost a decade we get to stay at home more and more between tours.
Tonight we play Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. I hope we see you there. UK tour next. Pouzza fest in Montreal after that. Then life is an open book.
We honestly don’t know what’s next, but we do know that whenever we get the chance we’ll be driving or flying to your city and playing our hearts out because we love what we do. You guys keep us alive and I hope you realize that.