Swami and the Bed of Nails featuring Swami John Reis..." /> Swami And The Bed Of Nails (feat. Swami John Reis of Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, PLOSIVS) Releases Debut Single, "How Are You Peeling?" - The Hype Magazine

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Published on February 20th, 2024 | by Just Jay


Swami And The Bed Of Nails (feat. Swami John Reis of Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, PLOSIVS) Releases Debut Single, “How Are You Peeling?”

Swami and the Bed of Nails featuring Swami John Reis (Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, PLOSIVS and more) is pleased to present the music video for its first single, “How Are You Peeling?” Recorded by Reis at City Of Refuge as well as Ben Moore at Singing Serpent, “How Are You Peeling?” is an immediate blast of joy that celebrates our time on Earth; it is nostalgia for a past that most likely never happened, and a hope that the future will bring us more noise and many more parties. 

It is an idealized pursuit intended to elevate the status of the simplest pleasures and ridicule the unattractive lust of the unhindered ambitious. The music is a reenactment of the past lives of elderly teenagers returning once again to sustain their echo. Watch the music video for “How Are You Peeling?”, created by David da Cruz of Mondo Ray, on YouTube, and stream the single on all platforms .

Additionally, Swami and the Bed of Nails will be hitting the road in March and April for a run of headline shows that will feature a setlist of songs that complain about the crappy tools at Harbor Freight, lusting for hot dogs, getting electrocuted in the penis, charlatans disguised as angels, refusing to ask for directions, as well as songs off the Swami John Reis album, Ride The Wild Night. The “How Are You Peeling?” limited 7” single on Swami Records will only be available from the band at these west and east coast shows. A full listing of dates can be found below, and tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 16 at Noon ET.

All Hail Swami John Reis. He of Hot SnakesRocket From The CryptDrive Like Jehu and many, many others. His latest career decision is the formation of Swami and the Bed of Nails. YES! It is yet another band. Joining Reis is Tommy Kitsos (Night Marchers, CPC Gangbangs) on bass, Joe Guevara (Gary Wilson And The Blind Dates, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds) on piano and synthesizer, “session cat” Richard Larson on drums, and Mark Murino (Radio Wendy, Dirty Sweet) on second guitar. Their sound is ever-evolving but at the moment on “How Are You Peeling?”, it is firmly rooted in the early sounds of punk rock and rock n roll. Stay tuned for more music and information on the band’s forthcoming album to be announced in the coming weeks.

Swami and the Bed of Nails will be making the following U.S. appearances during March and April. Dates below with more to be added soon.


19 — Seattle, WA — Tractor Tavern
20 — Portland, OR — Mission Theater
22 — Albany, CA — Ivy Room
23 — Long Beach, CA — Alex’s Bar
24 — Phoenix, AZ — Rebel Lounge
25 — San Diego, CA — The Casbah


06 — Baltimore, MD — Metro Gallery
07 — Philadelphia, PA — Johnny Brenda’s
08 — Somerville, MA — Crystal Ballroom
09 — Brooklyn, NY — Saint Vitus
11 — Detroit, MI — The Sanctuary
12 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean
13 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop


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