It feels like it’s been forever but new SWMRS music is here for you.
Oakland punks SWMRS have a new track for you! Berkeley’s On Fire is the band’s first new material in a while and might be the sign of a new album, the follow-up to 2016’s Drive North?
SWMRS are headed to the UK this week for Reading & Leeds festival, and a sold out headline show at London’s Electrowerkz on 28 August.
Berkeley’s On Fire picks up the political tension in the US, naming the protests at Berkeley University in 2017 after an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos was confirmed.
“I wrote this song about the very strange feeling of participating in what the television was calling a riot, but looking around and seeing things much differently,” Becker says. “While the video takes its jabs at the far right losers who showed up on [Berkeley’s] campus that day to incite violence and infighting, we mostly tried to place the viewer in that same moment of being unsure of whether the world around you actually is falling apart, or if you’re just tripping on your anxiety for the future.”