Weekendcore: The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing”


The All-American Rejects have released two new songs, “Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes”.  New music from them has been few and far between over the past several years, so let’s honour that exactly how you’d think we would: throwing it back to an old song!

“Swing, Swing” was released as the Rejects’ debut single back in 2002.  It’s on their self-titled album, which was put out by Doghouse Records that year before a 2003 re-release by the now-defunct Dreamworks.  The recognizable church organ starts things off as the mid-tempo emo blast covers how it’s time to move on.  “Swing, Swing” did incredibly well as emo/pop-punk were all over the mainstream then, and its clap-worthy catchiness is timeless.

The last All-American Rejects album was 2012’s Kids in the Street.  They did release “There’s a Place”, which appeared on the Miss You Already soundtrack in 2015, but they’ve taken a lot of time for other stuff in the past while.  That’s cool, and we’re supposed to get a new album in the fall, but in the meantime we have “Swing, Swing”.

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