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2013 Tour Poster

Shooting Guns are hard at work fortifying the heavy end of the psychedelic spectrum. Hailing from the subarctic wasteland of Saskatoon, SK, they haunt the foggy moor between Sabbath-styled doom riffery (Electric Wizard, Sleep) and heavy pulse-riding kraut-rock (Neu!, Circle, Wooden Shjips). Centered around elephantine riffs, these delay-soaked songs rumble and hiss with analog synth-conjured monstrosities which surge to devour frequency ranges beyond the upper and lower ranges available to even the heaviest doom outfits.

The keystone of the Shooting Guns wall of sound is a savant sculpture of shifting timbres in wailing, layered delay. The sonic decadence is restrained only by structurally minimalist compositions ever driven by savage drumming and finely distilled, groove-locked bass. Dedicated, heavy, and simple hooks work to bring psychedelic rock music down to earth, dragged away from the breathless mountaintops of prog and down toward the fertile swamps of primordial heaviness. Hypnotic patterns evolve over time in mutating timbres and subtly shifted grooves, but the core of the songs remain dead simple, and the spinal cords of the audience nod in accordance.

This pentacle of demon conjurers formed in 2008, a band of veteran collaborators in Saskatoon's prolific music scene, each with over a decade of touring and music production experience. Shooting Guns recently scored the soundtrack to Canadian horror-comedy WolfCop and will be releasing the Official Soundtrack in late Summer 2014. They released their sophomore LP, Brotherhood of the Ram, in late 2013 through Pre-Rock Records (Canada) and RidingEasy Records (US/EU/Int'l). Their debut LP, Born To Deal in Magic: 1952-1976, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize in 2012 and also released two split 7”s (with Nottingham UK’s The Cult of Dom Keller and Edmonton’s Krang) that year. Having played alongside Earthless, The Shrine, Bison B.C., The Pack A.D., and Quest for Fire, as well as showcasing at the Halifax Pop Explosion, NXNE, and Sled Island Music Festivals, the band is pleasantly surprised to find that their spectacle is rapidly attracting a cult of barbarian metal-heads, indie hipsters, Neanderthals, and nerds.

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Releases

Brotherhood of the Ram LP
EZRDR-019 (2013)
$20 LP | $5
Digital Album


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Shooting Guns' sophomore LP, recorded by Chad Mason at Sinewave Studios (Delisle, SK) and mastered by John McBain (San Francisco, CA).
Canadian Distribution: Pre-Rock Records | US/EU/Int'l Distribution: RidingEasy Records

 

Born To Deal In Magic 1952-1976 CD/LP
TRT037 (2011)
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Shooting Guns' debut Polaris Music Prize nominated LP, produced with help from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Cover art by Ben Hettinga.

Shooting Guns/Krang Split 7"
PSY011 (2012)
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Released by Psychic Handshake Recordings, this is a split release with Edmonton, Alberta's Krang. Features the new track, Sky High and Blind.

 

Shooting Guns/Cult of Dom Keller Split 7"
LTR003 (2012)
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Released by Leaning Trees Records, this is a split release with Nottingham UK's Cult of Dom Keller. Features the track, Down and Out in Detroit.

 

Dopestrings/Harmonic Steppenwolf 7"
SSSinch001 (2010)
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Shooting Guns' debut release, the elephantine riffs and hypnotic waves on this 7" will leave your soul stranded in the desert with only a pocket full of mixed downers for sustenance...

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