AltPress can exclusively announce that The Swellers plan to enter the studio next week on April 19 to work on what they're calling only Album #4 for now. Of their decision to record now, despite being in a state of industry limbo, guitarist/vocalist Nick Diener says:
"This feels eerily similar to how things went down in 2009 when we were still between labels and had no management, but had a bunch of songs we were really excited about. That's how our record Ups and Downsizing came about, so this organic, creative process is going to be a nice return to form. Our last EP was very therapeutic as far as venting frustration and doing things ourselves, but we're in a very different, less bitter place now and just excited that we get to make music again and again. We're nearing the end of our longest ever break from touring (nearly six months), so booking this studio time, regardless of who puts out the record and when, felt like the right thing to do to keep moving."
The band will track music with Marc Hudson, who has worked with bands like Saves The Day and Taking Back Sunday, in Michigan, then will head to Chicago to track vocals with Mark Michalik, who has worked with them on most of their releases.
"More news will come out as the recording process gets underway," says Diener. "Until then we'll be hammering out the finishing touches on these songs and getting ready for our upcoming dates in May with Anti Flag and Warped Tour."