THE L.A. “TAKA” TACO TOUR

Oh the irony. For the past two years, SWMRS has been promoting our first album’s title track “Drive North” which basically states that Los Angeles is overrated and superficial, especially compared to the Bay Area. However, I am here to say now that L.A. has managed to seduce me. They say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I am … Continue reading THE L.A. “TAKA” TACO TOUR

OFF THE GRID IN XIAMEN, CHINA

Written by Michelle. After spending 11 days in China for work, using high-speed, unrestricted WIFI to write this post feels like a blessing. Maybe the four flights and 28 hours it took to get there had a little something to do with it, but traveling to China felt like flying to a different planet. Visiting Asia is an incredibly humbling and eye-opening cultural experience, and … Continue reading OFF THE GRID IN XIAMEN, CHINA

NEW YEARS 2018: LESSON LEARNED

I think it’s safe to say we’re all excited for 2018. Despite the daily media hoopla, we have things to look forward to this year. #1 It is an election year. #2 John Gruden just got hired to be the Raiders head coach (sorry, I’m biased.) #3 SWMRS is heading into the studio this spring to record our second record…You won’t be disappointed. #4 It’s … Continue reading NEW YEARS 2018: LESSON LEARNED

BROWN ALE, INDIAN FOOD, AND SPICE BAGS: U.K. AND IRELAND

For young rock bands from America, a major measure of success is making it across the pond and touring the UK and Ireland. For me, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland epitomize that iconic rock-n-roll feeling. It’s where I admittedly fantasize about what it was like to be a member of the Kinks or the Jam. Maybe it has something to do with the historic names … Continue reading BROWN ALE, INDIAN FOOD, AND SPICE BAGS: U.K. AND IRELAND