Today, L.S. Dunes: vocalist Anthony Green, guitarist Frank Iero, bassist Tim Payne, guitarist Travis Stever, and drummer Tucker Rule unveil a dazzling new psyche-metal track entitled “Benadryl Subreddit,” the post hardcore band’s first new music since the release of their landmark debut album, 2022’s Past Lives. Get “Benadryl Subreddit” HERE. In the track’s trippy new video (also out today), mischievous ice-cream truck guy (Anthony Green) serves up some magical treats to some unsuspecting clientele. Watch the full video, directed by Nick and Pat Demarais, HERE.

“Benadryl Subreddit” was produced by Alex Newport (Mars Volta, Frank Turner, City & Colour) and recorded at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, CA.  Dunes joins a long list of renown artists who have found inspiration at the famed high-desert studio including Arctic Monkeys, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Afghan Whigs and Iggy Pop and many others. To pre-order the special L.S. Dunes “Benadryl Subreddit” 7-inch single, visit the band’s webstore HERE.

L.S. Dunes comments on “Benadryl Subreddit:

Frank Iero:

“Benadryl’s title comes from a conversation that Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) and I were having one night on tour about sober guys finding out legal ways of getting high without doing actual drugs and messing with their sobriety. The music for this song came about when I knew we were going into the desert to record with Alex Newport at Rancho De La Luna. I had just received a new guitar in the mail from Ben Wasser at Guitarworks called the ‘Shaft’ and I got to thinking about the desert and what I thought that guitar should sound like in that setting. That riff came out immediately. “Benadryl Subreddit” represents the heat of the day out in the desert, sweating bullets and going fast.”

Travis Stever:

“In the early stages of the demo it was clear this song needed to be recorded and released sooner than many of the other songs we’ve been working on. It captures an energy for the moment. It’s hard to keep hold of the energy and aim from demo to final recordings. I feel like with Alex Newport we did it!”

Tucker Rule:

“Frank sent this infectious riff, and I immediately knew what I was going to play. The chemistry of this band is undeniable, and I love it so much.”

Earlier this month, the band released another ingenious new video⏤ a glorious send-up of 70’s Japanese Sci-Fi horror flix for fan favorite “Grey Veins,” WATCH HERE.

L.S. Dunes also recently announced an extensive run of new summer tour dates across North America beginning with five dates on the Sad Summer Festival tour: Jacksonville, and Clearwater FL, on July 6 and 7, Alpharetta, GA on July 8, Portsmouth, VA on July 11 and Baltimore, MD on July 12. The acclaimed post-hardcore band’s headline tour begins July 9 with a show at the Basement East in Nashville, TN., and is set to hit topflight venues such as The Opera House in Toronto on July 13, NYC’s Irving Plaza on July 17, Saint Vitus Bar also in NYC on July 18, Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit on July 22, Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on August 1, and The Showbox in Seattle on August 2, before returning to California for a string of shows that include The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on August 6, The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco August 9 and The Garden Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, CA on August 11.


L.S. Dunes On Tour:
May 28   Atlantic City, NY       Adjacent Music Festival
Jul 06      Jacksonville, FL         Sad Summer Fest
Jul 07      Clearwater, FL          Sad Summer Fest
Jul 09      Nashville, TN            The Basement East
Jul 11      Portsmouth, VA       Sad Summer Fest
Jul 12      Baltimore, MD          Sad Summer Fest
Jul 13      Toronto, CA.             The Opera House
Jul 15      Providence, RI          The Strand
Jul 17      New York, NY           Irving Plaza
Jul 18      New York, NY           Saint Vitus Bar
Jul 20      Pittsburgh, PA          Mr. Smalls Theatre
Jul 21      Cincinnati, OH          Bogart’s
Jul 22      Detroit, MI                Saint Andrew’s Hall
Jul 24      Milwaukee, WI         The Rave Bar
Jul 25      Des Moines, IA         Wooly’s
Jul 26      Omaha, NE               The Waiting Room
Jul 28      Fort Collins, CO        Washington’s
Jul 30      Boise, ID                    Knitting Factory
Aug 01    Portland, OR             Crystal Ballroom
Aug 02    Seattle, WA              The Showbox
Aug 06    Los Angeles, CA       The Fonda Theatre
Aug 07.   Phoenix, AZ              Crescent Ballroom
Aug 09    San Francisco, CA    The Fillmore
Aug 11    Garden Grove, CA   The Garden Amphitheatre
Sep 16 – 17  Chicago, IL          RIOT FEST 2023

 “A staggering collection of progressive-rock and post-hardcore songs.” – Alternative Press

A tour-de-force of post-hardcore.” – Heavy Consequence

“An urgent and flat-out fantastic record.” – Brooklyn Vegan

Praise has come from all corners of the globe including year-end accolades from Guitar World, Revolver (Best New Bands of 2022), Loudwire, Kerrang, Alternative Press: (55 Best Albums of 2022) Brooklyn Vegan: (Best Punk Albums of 2022), Rock Sound (cover), Stereogum, Loudwire: (Best Rock + Metal Debut LPs 2022) New Noise (cover), Line of Best Fit, Heavy Consequence, AllMusic and many more.

Photo Credit: Kevin Estrada


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