In just two weeks, Celebration Summer will release their A-F Records debut full-length titled Patience in Presence. Today, the band has dropped the final single from the album. “Patience in Presence” is a riffy melodic track that serves as a reminder to be present in every moment. Along with the single, Celebration Summer has released a music video that you can watch here. Vinyl pre-orders are available from A-F Records (US/CA) and Shield Recordings (UK/EU) and include multiple vinyl variants.
Just outside of Washington D.C. in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, Celebration Summer is writing politically charged punk. Started in 2019 as a means to play music reminiscent of late 80’s/early 90’s melodic punk rock, Celebration Summer is made up of members Greg Raelson (bass), Glenn Boysko (drums), Dan Hauser (guitar), and Nate Falger (guitar/vocals).
Their name pays homage to the iconic Husker Du song Celebrated Summer and Washington D.C. hardcore’s significant cultural and activist “Revolution Summer” of 1985. Combining pounding rhythms, melodic bass lines, angular guitar structures, and poignant lyricism, Celebration Summer’s brand of anthemic punk songs captures the struggles of modern life in a post-Trump-era America.
The band was recognized by their local music scene peers as a finalist in both the categories for Best Punk Artist and Best Punk Rock Song for their track “Bitter End” at the 2021 Washington, DC Area Music Awards. Their debut EP, Against The Gun, was released digitally on Little Rocket Records and on vinyl on Shield Recordings and their forthcoming full-length Patience In Presence will be released by A-F Records (US) and Shield (Europe) in late 2022.