A review of Celebrity Warship Culture’s “Recreational Everything” album.
Celebrity Warship Culture’s latest album, “Recreational Everything,” is a subcultural post-punk tribute to the crumbling of hope in a cynical and destructive world. A gorgeous mixture of melodic and hard core songs that tell a story of a dissolving life.
This is a band of musicians with a powerful connection. They seem totally in sync somehow, each track unfolding so naturally, so effortlessly. Some tracks have a live feeling, some more techno-punk. But they all revolve around this epic idea of loss.
There’s a distinct 80s vibe, with echoes of Joy Division and Sonic Youth. But there’s also a good dash of David Bowie’s purposeful esoteric artfulness.
These songs are from the heart, with lyrics seemingly deeply personal. The rawness is utterly captivating and achingly truthful. Earnest, mournfully creative and sadly sweetly sincere. The vocals are gorgeous, purposeful and utterly broken.
I love music that has nothing to hide and Celebrity Warship Culture’s “Recreational Everything” puts everything out there. No frills, no fuss, just real and beautiful and raw and unforgettable.
Favorite track – “Current Nostalgia.” Brilliant. “Don’t get anxious but I hate that shirt that shade of grey, it reminds me of the world around eleventh grade.”
Liam Scott: Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer and Vocals
Mark Pickell: Drums
Todd Pickell: Synthesizer
Trevor Gay: Guitar, Bass and Vocals
Producer Name(s): Liam Scott, Mark Pickell, Todd Pickell, Trevor Gay
Recording, mixing and mastering by Jackson Pickell