GUNMOLL represented, at the outset, a new generation of bands burning on the fuel of inspiration laid down by the likes of JAWBREAKER, LEATHERFACE, and HOT WATER MUSIC, with a bittersweet dark edge akin to ALKALINE TRIO. Equally, the band was an abrupt turn and catalyst for members Jon Marburger, who drummed in the influential and innovative word-of-mouth, tug-at-your-heartstrings cult phenomenon I HATE MYSELF and Derron Nuhfer, who played Bari Sax for six years with pop-punk scientists LESS THAN JAKE, and who moved to bass and backing vocals for GUNMOLL.
Both wanted change and to start something new! “Board of Rejection” immediately jumps out of the speakers with a huge sound and a vibrance that is unparalleled. The vocals are hard-hitting, yet with inescapable melody lines and instantly memorable turns of phrase. The guitars are intricate yet direct: power chords with subtle flourishes coming to the forefront. Thunderous basslines continue the themes laid down and solidify the framework between. Powerful drumming, on-a-dime tight, stylistically fluid: every sound is clear, from the brightest cymbal ring to the heaviest floor tom resolve.
This is the pinnacle achievement for GUNMOLL: a no-bullshit, anthemic testament to years spent drenched in the sweat and noise pouring out of the hot, humid, moldy warehouses of Gainesville, Florida!