After all the fires burn out, this will keep you warm and sound
Oakland’s Hurry Up Shotgun have been playing their muscular noisepop/rock for audiences across the bay area and beyond for 5 years now, growing more powerful with every show. In April of 2011 they went into the studio with Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet, Jello Biafra, Tool) and recorded their 2nd album.
A self titled album, these ten songs serve as a reintroduction to Shotgun’s unique take on music. With varied sounds and pop sensibilities, songs target such themes as introspection, social injustice, and dirty-hippie love. The tracks are big, energetic, harmonic, and full of hooks. Consider Hot Snakes meets Husker Du, with tons of pretty vocals.
"...Their music in this current batch o’ tunes FEEL like they are NOT OF THIS TIME, which is to say, these songs do not fit into any current genre bin. Hurry Up Shotgun STANDS ALONE." - Thirdcoast Digest/Stripwax
“...This Oakland power trio cites fear of the modern world as a primary source of inspiration, and the three members have designed their music accordingly...” - Rachel Swan, East Bay Express
"...They’ve taken great strides as songwriters and there is reason to believe that they are just beginning to fire on all cylinders." - Built on a Weak Spot
Hurry Up Shotgun plays shows throughout the Bay area, as well as up and down the West Coast. Opening for such bands as Archers of Loaf, The Paper Chase, and Totimoshi, this trio is primed to hit their stride with this new album.