DEBUT ALBUM PAST LIVES OUT TODAY
L.S. Dunes Set For Special Release Day In-Store Performance Tonight, at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, CA.
U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 12th
Today, L.S. Dunes: guitarist Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), guitarist Travis Stever (Coheed & Cambria), vocalist Anthony Green (Circa Survive), bassist Tim Payne (Thursday), and drummer Tucker Rule (Thursday) have released PAST LIVES, their highly anticipated debut album via Fantasy Records.
Produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Circa Survive, Quicksand) and recorded at his Studio 4 Recording in Philadelphia, PA., Past Lives navigates themes of fearlessness, dependency, nonconformity, and impermanence in a boundary pushing synthesis of post-hardcore and punk¾that has established L.S. Dunes as one of the year’s most compelling new arrivals. From the gripping, theatrical opener “2022,” and the blazing “Bombsquad,” to the pummeling, expansive “Permanent Rebellion,” and the disarming album closer, “Sleep Cult,” Past Lives is an electrifying and emotional ride.
After the shock of the pandemic shutdown, the close friends and mutual admirers urgently realized that “tomorrow” is not promised. “We never knew if we would ever get to play these songs together; in fact, none of us lifelong musicians really knew if we’d ever be able to play music for a live audience ever again,” Iero recounts. “‘Permanent Rebellion’ is about taking back what is rightfully yours,” Rule added. “We wanted to do something where you can hear all our bands in it and yet, not have it sound like any one in particular. Our roots are punk rock and hardcore, and the vibe is hope for all the lost souls.”
Early praise has come from all corners of music’s global literati including Stereogum, NME, Consequence, Ones to Watch, Brooklyn Vegan, Revolver, Kerrang, Alternative Press, and Loudwire just to name a few. In their 5-STAR review, New Noise declared, “Past Lives may be one of the best and most unexpected albums to drop this year,” adding, “Every song is a masterclass in songwriting…You are not going to want to miss this album.” Spin also stated, “Every member of L.S. Dunes contributes their unique world-class abilities to the melting pot of the band, all pushing each other to new heights in the process.” Sputnik said Past Lives is, “absolutely thrilling,” and Rock Sound’s (UK) rave review affirmed, “The stunning title track is a sentimental, inspiring, undeniable piece of alternative music genius that will stick with you, and the band that created it, for years to come.”
L.S. Dunes made their highly anticipated debut performances at Chicago’s RIOT FEST on September 15th and Sacramento’s AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL on October 8th. Both dates featured songs from the new album, a taste of the energetic, cathartic shows fans will experience on their upcoming headlining U.S. tour which begins tomorrow, Saturday November 12th at the Garden Amphitheater in Garden Grove, CA.
Find the complete tour itinerary, including recently announced European shows HERE and below. In addition, the band will celebrate the release of Past Lives with a special, release day in-store performance at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, CA., check HERE for more information.
Listen to/purchase: Past Lives: HERE.
MORE PRAISE FOR L.S. DUNES and Past Lives:
“Fiery… nonstop, dynamic fun” — Revolver
“Catchy, punky post-hardcore” — Brooklyn Vegan
“These guys all know what they are doing!” — Stereogum
“This is 100% real and no, you are not dreaming” — Ones To Watch
“Brimming with an urgency and plenty of energy” — Loudwire
“An outstanding collection of punk and hardcore anthems from those
who have shaped the genre in the recent years” **** — Upset (UK)
L.S. DUNES ON TOUR:
11/12 — Garden Grove, CA — Garden Amphitheater
11/13 — San Francisco, CA — Bimbo’s 365
11/14 — Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour SOLD-OUT
11/18 – 20— Mexico City, Mexico — Corona Capital SOLD-OUT
11/22 — Toronto, Ontario — Velvet Underground SOLD-OUT
11/25 — Asbury Park, NJ — Asbury Lanes SOLD-OUT
11/26 — Philadelphia, PA — First Unitarian Church SOLD-OUT
11/27 — Boston, MA — The Sinclair SOLD-OUT
11/29 — Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD-OUT
11/30 — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar SOLD-OUT
1/27/23 – Glasgow, UK – The Garage
1/28/23 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
1/29/23 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy SOLD-OUT
1/30/23 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Academy Birmingham
2/1/23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
2/2/23 – Paris, France – Trabendo
2/3/23 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
2/4/23 – Berlin, Germany – Hole 44
2/5/23 – Prague, Czech Republic – Meet Factory
5/27/23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach