PREMIERE: Handguns’ “Low Spirits” is a speedy salvo of pessimistic punk

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Pop-punk quartet Handguns has seen their fair share of turmoil in their seven-year career (their list of ex-members is longer than Frank Costanza’s list of grievances on Festivus), but no matter who has come or gone in their lineup, the band’s spirit has remained strong, and their flame still burns on their new album Disenchanted. The album is a speedy blend of early Blink-182 with more modern pop-punk along the lines of the Story So Far—and if you don’t believe us, just press “play” on “Low Spirits,” which we’re premiering today. Frontman Taylor Eby elaborates:

“My outlook on life last year was very bleak which led me to become this pessimistic person. I felt like any answer I had to any question was very negative and I was always thinking of the worst case scenario. My girlfriend at the time kept telling me I had a chip on my shoulder that I couldn’t get rid of. This song is about giving into negative thinking and how it can affect the people around you.”

Handguns’ Disenchanted will be released November 13 via Pure Noise Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Handguns on tour this fall alongside Roam, Broadside and Sudden Suspension:

Nov 10 – Boston, MA – The Middle East
Nov 11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Nov 12 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
Nov 13 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
Nov 14 – Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen
Nov 15 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
Nov 17 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
Nov 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
Nov 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
Nov 21 – Colorado Springs, CO -The Black Sheep
Nov 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Nov 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Nov 25 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
Nov 27 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Nov 28 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Nov 29 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room
Dec 1 – Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
Dec 2 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground
Dec 4 – Fort Worth, TX – Tom Cats
Dec 5 – Austin, TX – TBD
Dec 6 – Houston, TX – Walters
Dec 8 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Dec 9 – Tampa, FL – Epic Problem
Dec 11 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
Dec 12 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Dec 13 – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
Dec 15 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
Dec 16 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
Dec 17 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Dec 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Dec 19 – New York, NY – The Studio