Hitting with a style reminiscent of bands like Leatherface & Samiam, CELEBRATION SUMMER‘s pounding rhythm section is punctuated by intricate drumming, melodic bass, driving guitars, poignant lyricism, visceral vocals, & angular guitar structures. Hailing from the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC, the melodic punk band just dropped their debut EP called “Against The Gun”, and you can check it out in its entirety below.
“There’s something deep within the roots of Celebration Summer that I can’t quite put my finger on. Is it Hot Water Music, is it Samiam? I’m not sure, but I’m looking forward to their progression and development.” Doug Carrion – (Field Day, Dag Nasty, Descendents)
The band began as a message board posting in late 2019 when bassist Greg Raelson sought out members to bring forth from the ashes a style reminiscent of the late 80’s/early 90’s melodic punk rock he grew up on.
Joined by drummer Glenn Boysko and guitarist Dan Hauser, both formerly of the DC band Confidence Man and notable ska side project The Captivators, the trio recruited newcomer Nate Falger to assume the duties of singer/guitarist.
With a pounding rhythm section punctuated by Boysko’s intricate drumming and Raelson’s melodic bass while incorporating Hauser’s driving guitars and Falger’s poignant lyricism, visceral vocal stylings, and angular guitar structures, Celebration Summer hit the ground running with anthemic, progressive songs capturing the struggles of modern life in Trump-era America.
Celebration Summer, whose name is a mash-up of sorts, pays homage to the iconic Husker Du song Celebrated Summer and Washington DC hardcore’s significant cultural and activist “Revolution Summer” of 1985.
The band are: Nate Falger – Vocals, Guitar, Greg Raelson – Bass, Glenn Boysko – Drums, Dan Hauser – Guitar