On Tour With WAVVES And Twin Peaks In The U.S.
Pop-punk quartet SWMR have shared ‘Miley’ their irreverent ode to pop provocateur Miley Cyrus. It is their first single under their new moniker since the dissolution of previous project Emily’s Army. The track was produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR fame, and mirrors that group’s recent move to a more polished sound.
Commenting on the inspiration for the single, singer Cole Becker offered, “I was trying to explore my relationship to Miley Cyrus as this person who has been a presence in my life since I was really young. I feel like I grew up with her.” Justifying Cyrus’s position as “a punk rock queen,” Becker elaborated, “I think it’s just the fact that she does exactly what she wants. I think it’s really rare to see somebody doing that. She’s a business commodity, but seems to have maintained a lot of creative autonomy, which I think is super punk rock. And the fact that she’s standing up for sexual freedom and gender fluidity – I think that’s really important, and something that not a lot of pop stars are doing.”
Listen to ‘Miley’, and the single’s b-side ‘Uncool’, below:
SWMRS US Tour:
September 8th, 2015 Seattle, WA The Neptune
September 9th, 2015 Portland, OR Wonderland Ballroom
September 10th, 2015 San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s 365 Club
September 11th, 2015 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
September 12th, 2015 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
September 14th, 2015 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
September 15th, 2015 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
September 16th, 2015 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
September 18th, 2015 Austin, TX The Mohawk
September 19th, 2015 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar
September 20th, 2015 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
September 21st, 2015 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
September 22nd, 2015 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
September 24th, 2015 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
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