On August 26th, the Fayetteville, AR quintet SW/MM/NG will release their long-awaited full-length debut Feel Not Bad on Old Flame Records.
Stereogum debuted thetrack “All I Want” from the LP and said, “they purposefully sidestep the nostalgia that a lot of dreamy psych-pop falls into… The guitars may be sun-soaked and airy, but they’re also strained and wistful, brimming with longing and desire for something better in the future.”
Consequence of Sound premiered the track “Some Dreams Come True” and said SW/MM/NG “craft bright guitar pop with pessimistic wit.”
Following the digital release of three two-song singles and more than three years on the road, SW/MM/NG are set to release their trim but expansive eight-song full length. The album title, inspired by M. Pirsig’s Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance, encapsulates the record’s distinctive mix of sincerity and barbed wit. “What struck me about the phrase is that it was almost like a pessimist’s way of saying ‘feel good,’” Kupillas says with a good-natured laugh.
SW/MM/NG is Brian Kupillas (vocal, guitar), Jared Hennessy (guitar), Joel Paul (bass), Jack Lloyd (keyboards), and JD Paul (drums).
US Tour Dates:
8/20: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/WV White & Sega Genocide
8/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Black Brick
8/22: Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore’s w/The Teen Age, Bob & Martha, Vagabon
8/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Radio Bushwick w/Napoleon & Four Visions
8/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right w/Radical Dads & TBA
8/26: Washington D.C @ Paper Haus w/Humble Fire & Real Clothes
8/28: Nashville, TN @ Phat Bites w/I’m An Island & Bad Ladies
8/30: Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz w/Isaac Alexander & Sea Nanners