In February, Bay Area indie/punk band SWMRS released Berkeley On Fire, an urgent, timely and provocative new album blending styles, themes and emotions that pushed the young band’s notoriety higher than it’s been to date.
The group also recently visited VEVO headquarters to play some songs from the record for the video streaming platform’s live series. Here’s the band performing “Too Much Coffee”:
And here’s “April in Houston”:
Some more on SWMRS from the news release:
SWMRS consists of childhood friends Cole Becker, Max Becker, Joey Armstrong and Sebastian Mueller, who decided to start fresh after the dissolution of their previous band, Emily’s Army. They self-released their debut album, Drive North, in 2016, before signing to Fueled By Ramen to drop Berkeley’s On Firein February 2019. The album aims to serve as a counterpoint to today’s trying times, with co-frontman Cole Becker explaining, “when we were writing these songs we were very conscious of our role in creating a space for people to escape the nonstop negative media cycle.” Berkeley’s On Fire is available now on all streaming platforms, and be sure to keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on YouTube.com/Vevo.