Washington D.C. has a rich history of punk and hardcore bands that pioneered both genres while also bringing political and social issues to the forefront. Just outside of D.C., in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, Celebration Summer is informed by those very roots and writing their own politically charged anthems in a Post-Trump America. Their brand of late 80's/early 90's melodic punk is unpolished and channels the spirit of Leatherface. Celebration Summer has found a new home with Pittsburgh indie A-F Records and Shield Recordings (UK/Europe) and will release their debut album Patience in Presence this September.
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.