SWMRS Release New Video For “Drive North”

Bay Area rock band SWMRS has released a new music video for their rock tune “Drive North” off their debut album Drive North. “We wanted to critique Los Angeles with the same kind of holier-than-thou contempt that Anthony Fantano approaches his subjects with. It’s cheeky and in good fun, but maybe it points out a few glaring issues with that city,” offered singer/guitarist Cole Becker on the inspiration for the clip.

The video was directed by Ryan Baxley (FIDLAR, The Front Bottoms, Bleached) and can be seen below:

In conjunction with the video’s release, the band has also shared an interactive map for “The Pin Drop”. Fans can upload a photo via instagram using geo/location tags and the hashtag #DriveNorth to drop their pins on the SWMRS Drive North map. Check out the map HERE.

SWMRS just kicked off a tour of Europe and the UK with support from The Regrettes. Next month the band will embark on a North American co-headline tour with Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters that will kick off on October 13 in Seattle, WA and wrap on December 17th in Denver, CO. Here are alle the dates:

Europe and United Kingdom Headline Tour
September 16, 2017 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
September 17, 2017 – Milano, Italy – Tunnel Club
September 19, 2017 – München, Germany – Kranhalle
September 20, 2017 – Frankfurt, Germany – Nachtleben
September 21, 2017 – Hamburg, Germany – REEPERBAHN
September 22, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – MTC
September 24, 2017 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
September 26, 2017 – Paris, France – Supersonic
September 29, 2017 – Southampton, United Kingdom – Joiners
September 30, 2017 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Key Club
October 01, 2017 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Stereo
October 02, 2017 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Bodega
October 04, 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Academy 3
October 05, 2017 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Mama Roux’s
October 06, 2017 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Islington
October 08, 2017 – Liverpool, United Kingdom – Buyers Club
October 09, 2017 – Dublin, Ireland – Fibber Magees
North American Co-Headline Tour with The Interrupters
October 13, 2017 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
October 14, 2017 – Portland, OR – Analog
October 15, 2017 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
October 16, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 18, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV – Club Vinyl
October 19, 2017 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
October 21, 2017 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
October 22, 2017 – Anaheim, CA – Observatory
October 24, 2017 – Fresno, CA – Strummers
October 25, 2017 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
October 26, 2017- Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
October 27, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
October 28, 2017 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
October 29, 2017 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
November 30, 2017 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
December 1, 2017 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
December 2, 2017 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House
December 3, 2017 – Montreal QUE – Club Soda
December 5, 2017 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
December 7, 2017 – Boston, MA – Paradise
December 8, 2017 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
December 9, 2017 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
December 10, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
December 12, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex
December 13, 2017 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
December 15, 2017 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
December 16, 2017 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
December 17, 2017 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Australia and New Zealand Tour supporting Rise Against
February 7, 2018 – Mount Claremont, Australia – HBF Stadium
February 9, 2018 – Adelaide, Australia – Thebarton Theatre
February 10, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
February 13, 2018 – Moore Park, Australia – Hordern Pavilion
February 14, 2018 – Brisbane, Australia – Riverstage
February 17, 2018 – Christchurch, New Zealand – Horncastle Arena
February 19, 2018 – Auckland, New Zealand – Logan Campbell Centre

Melissa Wilke

Editor-in-chief | After two years in PR, I now work as an Account Manager in an advertising agency in the beautiful city of Duesseldorf. I’ve been blogging for 7 years on several websites and started working as a freelance writer for music magazines in 2013. I believe in the social value of music and its power to change the world for the better. My favourite bands/artists are Green Day, Enter Shikari, Linkin Park, Marmozets, SWMRS, Lana del Rey, Paramore, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and too many more to list them all.

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