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The Swellers are an American punk rock band from Fenton, Michigan. Their music draws influence from melodic punk rock bands as well as alternative and indie rock from the 90's. The Swellers have played a leg on the Vans Warped Tour in 2005 and have since toured with bands such as A Wilhelm Scream, Only Crime, Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto, The Artist Life, Polar Bear Club, and Broadway Calls.

n June 24, 2002, brothers Nick and Jonathan Diener brought their friend Nate Lamberts from Grand Rapids, MI to Fenton, MI to jam. In the following days, The Swellers were formed and recorded a 3 song demo.

After a week, the band booked their first show at the Flint Local 432 in Flint, Michigan opening for the band Divit (Nitro Records).

After a few years of playing shows all over Michigan and eventually the Midwest, The Swellers recruited Nick Ondovcsik on 2nd guitar. After a short lived stint with the band, Ondovcsik left in order to pursue other musical interests, eventually forming the death metal band Ares Letum. This was followed in early 2005, with Lamberts leaving to pursue a college education. Close friends and fellow members of the Flint music scene at the time, Garrett Burgett and Lance Nelson joined soon after on bass and guitar.

The band recorded "Beginning Of The End Again" in the spring of 2005 at Sentient Studios in Flint, MI. That summer the band signed to Search and Rescue Records and played a Midwestern/Canadian leg of the Vans Warped Tour.

Since the summer of 2006, The Swellers have been constantly touring the U.S., signed to Japanese Label Radtone Music, and flew out to do a week of shows.

In November and December 2006, The Swellers went to the newly moved Sentient Studio in Chicago, Illinois to record their full length album, "My Everest". The album was released on June 5, 2007 through Search and Rescue Records.

From the months of March 2008 to May, Lance and Garrett left the group before several large tours. Lance now sings and plays guitar in the band Deadtown. Garrett has continued with the band Fuckin' Gnarly. The Swellers enlisted the guitarist of the fellow labelmates and now defunct act, Alucard (whose other guitarist recently joined A Wilhelm Scream), and close friend Brad Linden to fulfill the bass duties for several months.

Anto Boros previously of the Canadian band, Sydney, joined The Swellers as their new bassist to round out the new lineup along with Ryan Collins.

A new album is currently in the works, with recording sessions finished. It will be put out on Fueled by Ramen. The new 7" Vinyl of "Welcome Back Riders" will be released on July 28th for pre-order and instant download. It was announced that The Swellers will be an opening act for Paramore's 'brand new eyes' tour.

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