With a politically driven undertone and several nods to Oakland, CA, Berkeley's on Fire is a steadfast salute to the Bay Area punk rock scene. The title track is a societal anthem of reckoning similar to "London Calling" by The Clash, while the post post-punk revival song "Lose Lose Lose" is an excellent display of the band's colorful sense of humor and multifaceted musicianship. Nonetheless, SWMRS also took time to reveal their sensitivity with compositions like "IKEA Date," a love song with elements of indie rock and shoegaze.
Fueled by Ramen
Producer: Zac Carper