Celebration Guns Stream “The Me That Used To Be” In Full via Surviving The Golden Age
The Me That Used To Be EP Due Out Friday, April 8th on President Gator Records
Celebration Guns, named after a Stars song from their album Set Yourself on Fire, mix influences from mid 2000s indie rock, math pop, and pop-punk together for their own bright and optimistic sound of big hooks and tangled chord progressions. It’s a great EP from the Phoenix based quartet who have recently supported everyone from Rob Crow and Woozy to Craft Spells and Tweak Bird. It’s safe to say that Celebration Guns are one of Arizona’s brightest new bands and The Me That Used To Be should help them grow further toward a national audience.
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.
04/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (EP Release Show)
05/13 – Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club w/ Puff Puff Beer
05/15 – Portland, OR @ The Liquor Store w/ Mothertapes & Ice Queens