SWMRS, the Oakland based punk rock band are at it again in their latest video for “Lose Lose Lose.”
Filled with an onslaught of energy and punk rock antics, the band jumps around in a space that mimics that of the sets from ’80 school comedies.
“I always wanted to know what it would feel like to crowd surf if the average age of the crowd was 71 instead of 17,” Becker says.
While the band has deep-rooted ties to the punk scene, Becker and director Ambar Navarro looked to capture the soul of iconic grunge videos with a subtle Nirvana salute.
“Ambar and I talked a lot about this video as a way of inverting the formula of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’” Becker explains. “Being a young person in 2019 feels a lot more like being in an inhospitable bingo club than being in the hyper-idealized vision of a punk show. You have all this energy and vision and passion to contribute to the world, and you’re constantly met with this sludgy rejection as if you’re intruding on someone else’s party.”
Check out the video below:
SWMRS is wrapping up a European run ahead of a live ESPN performance on for the upcoming X-Games. Tickets for their current tour are on sale now with a full list of dates below.
07/09 – Marseille, France @ Orange Vélodrome
07/12 – Moscow, Russian Federation @ Park Live Festival^
07/14 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ TRNSMT Festival
07/16 – Kiev, Ukraine @ UPark Festival^
08/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ X Games
08/21 – London, United Kingdom @ New Cross Inn
08/23 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ Leeds Festival
08/25 – Reading, United Kingdom @ Reading Festival
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium @ UNCOOL Fest 5
10/26 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre @ UNCOOL Fest 5
11/16 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital Festival