Fayetteville gets national attention in CMJ’s ‘Scene Report’

Fayetteville band Sw/mm/ng on CMJ.com

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The indie music scene in Fayetteville got some national attention this week, thanks to local band, Sw/mm/ng.

The band gave a shout out to several local bands and some of their favorite venues in CMJ’s “Scene Report,” a regular feature curated by the publication, but provided by bands that talk about their hometown music scenes.

Sw/mm/ng frontman Brian Kupillas mentioned Pagiins, Monster Heart, May the Peace of the Sea Be With You, Teenagers, and Thunderlizards as bands to watch from Fayetteville, and mentioned local DIY venues LaLaLand, Backspace, along with bars JR’s Lightbulb Club and Smoke & Barrel Tavern as some of their favorite places to play in town. Kupillas also recognized local watering holes Maxine’s Tap Room, Kingfish, and The Nines.

SW/MM/NG has been getting tons of attention recently, leading up to the release of their first full-length album, Feel Not Bad, due out Aug. 29 on Brooklyn-based Old Flame Records. In addition to the CMJ article this week, the band was featured on nationally-syndicated Soundcheck on NPR affiliate WNYC today, and their record has been streaming on Wondering Sound this week as well.

The band is in New York this weekend for a four-night stint in Brooklyn as part of an East Coast tour leading up to the release of their new record.

We love seeing local dudes doing well, and Sw/mm/ng seem to be on the verge or blowing up. Nice work, guys.