Originally hailing from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Handguns blend the emotional earnestness of emo with upbeat pop-punk melodies.
Along with bands like The Wonder Years and The Menzingers, Handguns are part of a wave of emotionally nuanced Rust Belt punk bands that have tempered pop-punk's saccharine qualities with rawness and sincerity. Handguns self-released a series of EPs -- their 2008 Demo, 2009's MMIX EP, and 2010's Anywhere But Home -- before signing on with Pure Noise Records which released their fourth EP, Don't Bite Your Tongue, in 2011. Angst, Handguns' full-length debut, arrived on the label in 2012. Throughout this time, Handguns underwent a constant series of membership changes but currently the line up is.
Taylor Eby - Vocals
Marco Florey - Drums
Jake Langley - Guitar
Nate Bobb - Bass
Tom McGrath - Guitar
The Band is now on a label that they own called Pass Along Knowledge Yourself Records and is planning a new LP entitled “When The Light Burns Out”