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Swimmers (formerly Emily's Army)


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lol the original is an undeniable classic.

That's really debatable. .

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lol the original is an undeniable classic.

I deny it.


I like Don't Be a Dick and punk music but I don't like neither Robyn or the so called 'beach pop'.. Am I allowed to be a "Swimmers" fan?



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I deny it.


I like Don't Be a Dick and punk music but I don't like neither Robyn or the so called 'beach pop'.. Am I allowed to be a "Swimmers" fan?

It's the first two album rule, it applies to real punks. Real punks only like the first two albums of a band, and anything after that is sellout :P


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Real punks


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Why did they change the name? Did Emily quit the band? #outoftheloop


Dolores Umbridge rumbled them rehearsing in the Room Of Requirement.

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Why did they change the name? Did Emily quit the band? #outoftheloop

They becae ultra-pacifist and decided to get rid of the 'army' bit in their name. The guy who left thought swimming was too violent to fishes, so he left.

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Real punks

 

In an Emily's Army thread



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Emily's Army is far, far better name. Not Swimmers.



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I am not keeping up with this at all - so when they come to Soundwave next year are they coming as Swimmers as they were booked as Emilys Army ;)



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I am not keeping up with this at all - so when they come to Soundwave next year are they coming as Swimmers as they were booked as Emilys Army ;)

They'll still be called Emily's Army at Soundwave. Joey said the "official" change in terms of booking isn't until March.
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I am not keeping up with this at all - so when they come to Soundwave next year are they coming as Swimmers as they were booked as Emilys Army ;)

Brisbane is their final show as Emily's Army. 



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Brisbane is their final show as Emily's Army.


Well that kinda sucks - I am not sure I will bother.
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I love "High Waisted Shorts".



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Here's a video of them a Beach Goth. For some reason I couldn't be fucked to watch so I just skipped in but Max is painful to listen to at times, also Cole says "For those of you who don't know we're SWIMMERS" just adding to the confusion. Their IG name is @swimmersca their twitter @swimmers_ca and their active facebook Emily's Army and they are introducing themselves as SWIMMERS even though they are billed as Emily's Army. Sort it out.



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So much talent wasted...



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I have hope for SWIMMERS. But I think as Emily's Army they had a chance of making it. I'm not so sure anymore. I just hope they prove me wrong. 


 



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Wow, they've totally dropped any Don't Be a Dick songs, and the good Lost at 17 songs too!



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How exactly is talent wasted?  They're the same people, different name.  Different genre attempt too, but it's still the same TALENT and they're still channeling it toward music, so until they prove themselves collossal failures at beach pop, I will reserve my judgment. Obviously a lot of GD-EA fans will inherently not be a fan of the new vibe, because it's not pop punk, but that hardly means they're wasting their talent, it just means they're doing something you personally don't like.

 

And seeing as they're obviously more individually passionate about being Swimmers, it SHOULD mean that the music thrives because they care more about it.

 

That being said it's crappy to drop their LA17 and great pop punk songs just to project their new image.  But I imagine, if they are around many years from now, they'll play them with nostalgia.  Give them a break from now.  You have to push hard on a new identity before you can appreciate your old one.



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Not being pop punk is a good move. Given that Green Day copycats have completely saturated that market with shit music, would you really want to be accused of jumping on the bandwagon your dad started?



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I don't want them to be pop punk. I just want them to be that simple garage rock band they used to be. Their new image is fucking weird. I unfollowed Joey and Seb on instagram because their usernames just creep me out. They don't give me that "Boy next door" feeling anymore that I used to love about them. I'm sure they're just as down to earth as they used to be but they sure as hell don't look like it on the outside anymore.

 

Also their setlists are progressively getting worse and worse. Ending with Ammonia and Bleach? Really?


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What creeps you out about yuung_joey or whatever it is? 



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That's pretty stupid
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What creeps you out about yuung_joey or whatever it is? 


Those are the types of usernames people from my school have. It's really common among skaters where I live.

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by skaters, she means potheads, cause that's what they are here 



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I don't even know what yuung thing means but... so wha if they're potheads... they're California skaters/surfers raised by rock stars... and don't stereotype potheads... they come in all forms.  (Burnout kids, teachers, cops, businessmen, moms...good moms)

 

Anyway.



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Yeah, I know a lot of people that smoke pot. All different kinds of people, even some of my closest friends, to my disappointment. But when it comes down to it, I don't like it. If someone wants to smoke pot, that's their choice, but it's against my morals, and I've stood up to the peer pressure for too long to give in. When it comes to law, I'm not anti-pot, I recognize that it's not a terrible substance, but I still look down upon it.



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Yeah, I know a lot of people that smoke pot. All different kinds of people, even some of my closest friends, to my disappointment. But when it comes down to it, I don't like it. If someone wants to smoke pot, that's their choice, but it's against my morals, and I've stood up to the peer pressure for too long to give in. When it comes to law, I'm not anti-pot, I recognize that it's not a terrible substance, but I still look down upon it.

I've never smoked pot in my life and I hate the smell but like, after realizing that everyone person I know has smoked it or continues to do so, it's really a moot point discussion-wise.

 

In high school I thought pot was so bad.  After college you're just like "whatever" :lol:



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it's really a moot point discussion-wise.

 

Yeah, I know what you mean :P


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