Control

by Said Gun

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    Debut LP.
    9 Songs of melodic, gritty DIY Pop-Punk.
    Recorded @ FC Studios w/ Derrick Fish Tempe AZ
    Mastered by Brad Boatright @ Audiosiege Sonic Engineering
    Design and lay out by Eagle Barber

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From the name of the band I was expecting something like Embrace, which is where their name comes from. However, this is very poppy punk. It took me a few listens to get past the fact that they are not a mid-’80s D.C.-hardcore-inspired band. Once I accepted that, I found this record to be one that grows on you more and more, revealing its depth and sonic power on each listen. Stylistically, they remind me of Jawbreaker, Canadian Rifle, Superchunk, late period Hüsker Dü (in the guitar sound), and Teenage Cool Kids. They don’t exactly sound like those bands, but if you like those bands, you will more than likely like these guys. This is far better than that 1990s crapola pop punk sound that was ubiquitous. It is more good-time music than dour protest music. If that’s a good thing or bad thing depends on how far that stick up your ass is lodged. The songs are catchy as hell without being sappy. The lead and backing vocals are pretty damn good and serve the music well. It’s the kind of music I would imagine being on a mix tape you would listen to on the way to your favorite lake in the summer. I like how the tempo builds and changes in “Pray the Gay Out.” The wall of guitar that comes in at the end of “Consequence of Caring” is so damn good! Crank it up and lose yourself in the sound. There’s a lot of texture in these songs. The pacing and sequencing is perfect. Well worth picking up. I like, I like... –Matt Average (Razorcake)

SAID GUN is from Phoenix, and rep Arizona pretty hard. Which, of course, makes me think "there must be something wrong with these guys." But, after listening to this record all the way through for the first time, I recognized it's pretty good, so maybe they know a thing or two. It's pop punk for sure, but like if RITES OF SPRING discovered Mr. T EXPERIENCE in the mid '90s and were inspired to reform and sign with Lookout. The guitar riffs are super catchy and the multiple vocals are layered in harmonies all over the place. Add seeing this band to a very short list of reasons to visit Phoenix. And add buying this record to a very long list of reasons to visit the internet. There're only 100 copies. - MAXIMUMROCKNROLL

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released June 25, 2013

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melodic punk rock from Phoenix, AZ.

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