The Swellers Good For Me
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Satellite
June 12th 2011


25865 Comments


i just know the diener bros (the singer/guitarist and the drummer) and ex-members lance and garrett

/namedropping

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
June 12th 2011


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Having seen a few interviews with this band, they do seem like really nice & down to earth guys. It shows out in their songs too.

Tyrael
June 12th 2011


21113 Comments


This is actually pretty good... Oh dear

SHAKEandBAKE
June 12th 2011


1342 Comments


Nice review Davey, although I don't think there should be a comma in the first sentence.

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
June 12th 2011


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The amount of times I looked over that 1st sentence & was thinking "something isn't right here" was doing my head in. I just thought that it would be too long a sentence without the comma. Gotta give my readers a breath.

LG
June 13th 2011


3050 Comments


I demand that you review the new Fair to Midland album....you must obey me Davey

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
June 13th 2011


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But that may mean that you like an album that I review, and we can't have that.

lancebramsay
June 14th 2011


1585 Comments


Punk features all over front page, aahhh

Satellite
June 14th 2011


25865 Comments


problem?

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
June 14th 2011


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

And so it should. The days of indie & metal are dead around these parts.

Awesomesauce
June 15th 2011


1089 Comments


And so it should. The days of indie & metal are dead around these parts.


Long dead. For some reason I never listened to these guys much. I'll check this out when I get home. Excellent review too.

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
June 15th 2011


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks Sauce. If you find this too - for want of a better word - safe, try out their earlier stuff maybe.

tkxxx7
June 15th 2011


6168 Comments


Even those who pay no attention as to which record label a band is aligned to, raised an eyebrow when Michigan punk rockers The Swellers signed with Fueled By Ramen in 2009.

The fear would be that the band would trade their blue collar tales of sub-zero temperatures in hometown Flint, for auto-tuned complaints of how the Gainesville humidity upset their fringes.


unnecessary commas

Where The Swellers truly excel however, is in their meticulously detailed and articulate songwriting, where each minuscule nuance lends an engaging sense of either connection or believability.


either another comma after 'excel' or no comma after 'however'. take your pick

TomAkaVeto
June 15th 2011


1959 Comments


Never had any interest in this band. It seems like people who like this band also like The Polar Bear club, which is another band that doesn't interest me. Maybe I should give them a chance anyway.

Satellite
June 15th 2011


25865 Comments


they're not really anything like pbc. their sound is more rooted in 90's skate punk than orgcore stuff.

kris.
June 15th 2011


15029 Comments


this is super good

Sejine
June 15th 2011


62 Comments


Wait wait waiiitttt....

Michigan actually produced something good in the last 10 years?



DaveyBoy
Emeritus
June 15th 2011


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm clearly having comma issues of late. :-)



I don't mind Polar Bear Club Tom, but definitely prefer the more old-fashioned punk-rock & lyrics of The Swellers.



Poor Michigan. It's cold & can't sell cars anymore. Cut them some slack. BTW, I loved their old song 'Vehicle City'.

Satellite
June 15th 2011


25865 Comments


it was 97 here last week man. i was wishing for the cold then.

lots of good bands from mich btw (sufjan stevens, la dispute, small brown bike, fireworks, the suicide machines, just to name a few).

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
June 15th 2011


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Stop it, you're ruining the mental picture that The Swellers have put in my head with their detailed songwriting.



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