SWMRS are just over a month from the release of their upcoming album, Berkeley’s On Fire, and now they’re gracing us with a batch of new tour dates.
We already knew the band were hitting Europe next month, and now they’re unveiling a round of North American gigs.
Both tracks will appear on their upcoming album Berkeley’s On Fire, which will be out Feb. 15 via Fueled By Ramen.
Co-frontman Cole Becker directed the latest track’s music video along with Jarod Taber and his sister Marki Becker. SWMRS collaborated with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab For Cutie) to get the experimental new sound heard in “April In Houston.”
With Berkeley’s On Fire, SWMRS hope to create a safe space for people wanting to escape negativity in media.
“When we were writing these songs, we were very conscious of our role in creating a space for people to escape from the nonstop negative media cycle,” Becker says. “It’s a strange time to be young; our generation knows the duality of feeling like an unstoppable force for change in one moment and a powerless wreck in the next.”
While the band wanted to create a safe space free of negativity, Becker says the band also wanted to document what it’s like to live in these times.
“We wanted these songs to document that feeling we’ve observed closely in ourselves in the people we’ve shared our music with over the past three years,” he says.
Check out SWMRS’ upcoming tour dates below.
We’re hitting the US highways with fellow Californians @regrettesband and @beach_goons
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— SWMRS (@swmrs) January 7, 2019
02/23 –– Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
02/25 – Milan, IT @ Santeria Social Club
02/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
02/28 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
03/01 – Prague, CZ @ Chapeau Rogue
03/02 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
03/04 – Munich, DE @ Strom
03/05 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
03/07 – Brussels, BE @ AB
03/08 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
03/09 – Amsterdam, HL @ Melkweg
03/11 – Birmingham, UK @ 02 Institute
03/12 – Glasgow, UK @ St Lukes
03/13 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
03/14 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
03/16 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom