Handguns sign with Penultimate Records in Australia ahead of the release of their anticipated new record!
We are excited to announce the signing of American pop punk band Handguns ahead of the release of their anticipated new record which will be announced soon.
Handguns recently announced a completely lineup change with original members rejoining the band and the release will be the first since 2015’s “Disenchanted”. The new record will be release by PAKY in USA and available in Australia exclusively through the bands new Aussie home, Penultimate Records.
Founding member and newly reinstated guitarist Jake Langley, said this on the reunion.
“The band Transit thinking they can time travel is basically what prompted the whole thing,” says Langley, laughing. Handguns were offered to play the Boston indie-rock band’s last tour, but only with the lineup and records that Langley had been apart of. “My response was, ‘Not unless you have a flux capacitor, because I’m not in the band anymore.’”
After mentioning the offer to Eby as a joke, the idea of getting the band’s original members back together began to take hold. Handguns played what they thought was going to be a one-off show with Langley during Four Year Strong’s Rise or Die Trying tour in April.
After the show and an unfortunate tweet made by a current band member, it was decided that Handgun’s old lineup would try again. “If it’s not you guys, it’s no one,” Langley remembers Eby saying. “We all looked at each other like it wasn’t even a question. It was, like, ‘Yeah. Let’s do it.’”
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On the signing, Penultimate Records co-owner Jamie Mallinder says. “I have known Jake (Jacob Langley) for a while and we have very similar ideas, business approaches and values, so when the opportunity to work with Handguns came up we were thrilled to get involved. Like Forever Came Calling, Handguns was founded on DIY ethics so they are a perfect fit for our label, roster and ambitions.”