Celebration Guns “The Me That Used To Be” EP
Due Out April 8th via President Gator Records
Premiere “The Volunteer” Video with New Noise Magazine
Speaking about the single and video, Celebration Guns’ Justin Weir offered:
“‘The Volunteer’ is inspired by real life experiences with flaky, irresponsible, self-absorbed, and inconsiderate people. We deal with them every day but for the most part these individuals will continue to screw over, disappoint, disregard and frustrate without any real response or retaliation from those affected. This song is about living out that fantasy of calling someone out who needs to hear it by volunteering to be the one to put them in their place.
‘The Volunteer’ video was filmed with the concept of following a day in the life of such an individual, capturing the most extreme examples of that behavior (literally stealing candy from a baby) to more believable actions like flaking out on a band practice or neglecting every day family and life responsibilities. What if everyone that was treated this way came together at the end of the day to hold that person accountable for their actions?”
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, a marked difference from the recently reissued “Quitter“. 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.
“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. The calm before the storm is over, Celebration Guns have arrived… and they’re prepared to make you move.
3/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Viva PHX Festival
4/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (EP Release Show)