Celebration Guns Reissue “Quitter” EP via Saint Joseph Records
Includes Bonus Tracks “If There’s Time” and “Always Surprised”
New EP “The Me That Used To Be” Due Out May 6th on President Gator Records
Celebration Guns is a full-time hobby… and yet so much more. It’s the combination of nostalgia, energy, complexity and joy. Formed by Justin Weir (guitar/vocals) andTimothy O’Brien (drums) back in 2012, the Phoenix, AZ based quartet were soon joined by long time friends and like-minded musicians, Ryan Miller (bass) and Christopher Blanco (guitar). Rising from the vast Arizona landscape that has produced bands like Jimmy Eat World and Dear And The Headlights, Celebration Guns represent a new generation of indie punk. While influenced by their city and the intense heat that comes with it, the band are exploring far beyond the confines of the desert with their own math-rock infused indie pop that relies on anxiety, excitement and the perpetual burst of energy reflected in their sound.
While the upcoming “The Me That Used To Be” EP is built around a percussive playing style that recalls The Appleseed Cast’s Illumination Ritual and a more complex tapestry of polyrhythmic beats, the “Quitter” EP offers something different, a rhythmic subtlety with programmed drum loops that add to the demo element of the release. Since coming together as a quartet, Celebration Guns’ have relied upon a penchant for shifting time signatures and styles, borrowing elements of dream pop, indie rock, and noise pop. The band’s tireless effort to blend these sounds together has resulted in deceptively complex music that’s catchy and filled with earworm hooks. Rarely able to sit still, their music stretches genres, pushing the envelope of indie into progressive territory while retaining the band’s undeniable pop charm.
“Quitter,” the band’s debut EP was released back in the summer of 2013, comprised of Justin Weir’s home-made demo recordings before the quartet had developed into a full band. Celebration Guns are excited to re-release the EP with Saint Joseph Records with two bonus tracks recording from the same sessions, ahead of “The Me That Used To Be,” the band’s official debut, due out May 6th via President Gator Records.
“The Me That Used To Be” shows an incredible growth in the band as they worked together to refine and strengthen their songs into rich and fully realized recordings, while “Quitter” lays down a gorgeous framework for Weir’s songwriting that shouldn’t be missed. It’s the perfect introduction to Celebration Guns, the calm before the storm.
Saint Joseph Records
February 4, 2016
1. Hold Still
2. The Ticking Clock
3. Go to Sleep
4. If There’s Time*
5. Ride Home
6. The Wait is Over
7. Control Escapes Us
8. Always Surprised*
“The Me That Used To Be”
President Gator Records
May 6, 2016