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Summer Fires announces upcoming EP ‘Without a Word’ set to be released Thurs. Jan. 18

Austin-based indie rockers Summer Fires announce the upcoming release of their EP, “Without A Word,” with an official EP release party on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at Stubb’s Indoors located at 801 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78701. Doors are at 8 p.m. with support to be announced. Summer Fires will hit the stage at 10 p.m. To purchase tickets to the EP release show, please check the band’s website: www.summerfires.com.

Summer Fires is comprised of J.P. Welsh on vocals and guitar, Seth Bellon on bass guitar, Scotty Barnes on drums, Jeremy Stein on guitar and Matt Gilmour on vocals, guitar and keys.

The band will be also celebrating the video for their first single, “Coming Down,” directed by Avery Merrifield and Tyler Tipton with a video premiere party on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Stubb’s Indoors located at 801 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701. Doors are at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

“Summer Fires embodies everything I look for in a group,” says Chris “Frenchie” Smith, who produced the new EP. “Their dynamic range goes from skeletal to building like a tornado tearing through an entire city. That up-and-down swing of the pendulum embraces modern culture and fits every mood we as humans face daily and Summer Fires just happens to put it in art, making the listener not feel alone. If strong songwriting, emotive vocals, imaginative guitar work and sublime rhythms are what you are looking for, may I offer you humbly Summer Fires! I’m proud to produce them and be a part of their dream. They are a shiny band perfect and imperfect enough to be your favorite new band!”

“Working with Frenchie has been such an amazing experience,” said band member J.P. Welsh. “He has a really great grasp on that rock ‘n’ roll energy that brings songs to life. When I first met with Frenchie, I told him I wanted to take some pretty songs that I had written and make a mess of them, and he just took off running with it. I can’t say enough about how much his guidance and support havebeen crucial in making this record, pushing our vision and solidifying the sound of this band.”

“The first single, ‘Coming Down,’ marks the tone for this record,” said Welsh. “Opening with a blend of strings, piano and distorted guitar feedback, we quickly get a feel for the beautiful mess about to unfold. The track moves from a brooding, down-tempo verse into a pulsing, high-energy chorus, and back again, taking the listener through the same rollercoaster of emotions mirrored in the songs lyrics. ‘I can feel you in my veins. And I don’t want to, but I think I’m coming down.’ The imagery is laid on pretty thick as we dive into a story about a toxic affair that looks a bit more like an addiction than a relationship.”

“Working with Avery Merrifield and Tyler Tipton on the music video for ‘Coming Down’ was everything we could have hoped for,” said Welsh. “Avery and Tyler were a great team, working seamlessly together to execute their vision. The video engages heavy imagery and mind-bending shots to portray a truly addictive relationship. As the obsession spirals into chaos, it becomes difficult to distinguish the reality from the hallucination.”


  1. Without A Word

  2. Coming Down

  3. Last Four Hours

  4. Wait.Wait.Wait.

  5. The Dive

  6. Here Tonight

  7. The Dreams We Had

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