LISTEN to “Bombsquad” HERE
WATCH “Bombsquad: Live at Dreamland” HERE
DEBUT ALBUM PAST LIVES HITS 11.11.22
U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 12th
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 shared “Bombsquad,” an explosive new track from their upcoming debut album, PAST LIVES, due November 11th, 2022 via Fantasy Records. Listen to “Bombsquad” HERE. The band also released a blazing live performance video for the track, watch “Bombsquad: Live at Dreamland” HERE. Pre-Order Past Lives: HERE.
Anthony Green on “Bombsquad”:
“The lyrics for “Bombsquad” came from a poem that I wrote around the time of the January 6th insurrection. In the midst of the pandemic, people were trying to take down the government because a ConMan politician couldn’t admit that he had lost the election, not for any legitimate grievance or protest. The song is a rage against society’s depressing and destructive forces.”
The performance clip “Bombsquad – Live at Dreamland” was recorded at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY, where some of the band’s favorite ever records (from Sunny Day Real Estate to The National to The Hold Steady) were created. L.S. Dunes channeled the power of the former church’s iconostasis into spiritual consciousness via the song’s “Leora” refrain in the chorus.
“Leora” is an age-old word meaning ‘of the light’ or ‘compassion’, which I think is something we need to call and reflect on for growth and unity.”
“Bombsquad” follows the band’s previously released tracks, “2022,” and “Permanent Rebellion,” which have drawn praise from Stereogum, NME, Consequence, Ones to Watch, Brooklyn Vegan, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Loudwire among many others.
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 November 12th. Louder Sound singled out their set an AFTTERSHOCK highlight, adding: “there’s no pretension or theatrics – they’re just cool.” Find the complete tour itinerary, including recently announced first-ever 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 more information.
EARLY PRAISE FOR L.S. DUNES:
“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)
ABOUT L.S. DUNES:
L.S. DUNES super-charge their heavy anthems with punk energy into a sound unlike anything that has come before it. From the gripping, theatrical opener “2022,” and the crunchy, frenetic earworm “Like Forever,” to the pummeling, expansive “Permanent Rebellion,” and the disarming album closer, “Sleep Cult,” Past Lives is an electrifying and emotional ride.
Past Lives was produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Circa Survive, Quicksand) and recorded at his Studio 4 Recording in Philadelphia, PA. Going deep on issues of fearlessness, dependency, nonconformity, and impermanence, writing for the album was a collaborative effort.
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 adds, “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.”
Original, aggressive, and intense, L.S. DUNES is the next great leap in rock’s grand evolution.
PAST LIVES TRACK LISTING:
“It Takes Time”
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 — 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 – Camden, UK – Electric Ballroom
1/29/23 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy SOLD-OUT
1/30/23 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Academy Birmingham
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Hey Dave! Would love to cover the bands upcoming tour for NYS Music (specifically the Brooklyn show). Do you know if there is a media application or who is running tour press? Feel free to email me! –Joseph