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Video: The Dangerous Summer – Ghosts

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer has premiered a brand new music video.  The track is titled “Ghosts” and will appear on their freshly announced self titled LP, which is due out on January 26, 2017 via Hopeless Records.  Vocalist and bassist AJ Perdomo elaborates on the video:

“‘Ghosts’ stems from a deep relationship I had that lacked physical presence,” vocalist and bassist AJ Perdomo says of the new song. “I started to feel like I was speaking to a ghost, or that I had imagined the relationship in my mind. It paints a picture of longing and heartache, but with a burning devotion.”

Watch the music video below.  Pre-orders are live.

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Video: The Dangerous Summer – Fire

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer has premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “Fire” and will appear on their freshly announced self titled LP, which is due out on January 26, 2017 via Hopeless Records.  Vocalist and bassist AJ Perdomo elaborates:

“You really only get one chance to make a self-titled album in your career… and we believe that the time has come to define our sound and our band. We spent six months writing and recording this record, and it is a genuine expression of who we are as a band.”

Watch the music video below.  Pre-orders are live.

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Lion In The Mane Stream New EP ‘ The Noise War’

Lion in the ManeBrooklyn, NY alternative punk rock outfit Lion In The Mane are streaming their debut EP, The Noise War in full via Stage Right Secrets. The self released album dropped on Feb 21st and the band are hitting the road next month alongside Kentucky alt rockers Uh Huh Baby Yeah and Baltimore’s Dreamcatcher, featuring ex-members of The Dangerous Summer.

Check out the full stream of The Noise War here, and the band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.

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AJ Perdomo Statement on Leaving The Dangerous Summer

The Dangerous SummerAJ Perdomo, bassist, vocalist and founding member of Maryland emo/punk band The Dangerous Summer has released a statement clarifying his decision to leave the band. The bands last release was their 2013 full length Golden Record, released via Hopeless Records.

Read the statement in full below:

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The Dangerous Summer – Do Not Resuscitate

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer have premiered the a new song.  The track is titled “Do Not Resuscitate” and comes from their upcoming album, Golden Record, which is due out August 6, 2013 on Hopeless Records.  The album follows 2011’s War Paint.

Listen to the song here.

The Dangerous Summer – Miles Apart

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer have premiered the a new song.  The track is titled “Miles Apart” and comes from their upcoming album, Golden Record, which is due out August 6, 2013 on Hopeless Records.  The album follows 2011’s War Paint.

Listen to the song below.

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The Dangerous Summer – New Album / Acoustic Performance of ‘Honesty’

The Dangerous SummerAhead of the release of their new album, Golden Record, Maryland punk band The Dangerous Summer performed an acoustic version of the song Honesty for Buzznet. Golden Record will be released on August 6th via Hopeless Records and you can check out the acoustic performance in full here. 

A full US and UK tour has also been announced. Dates below:

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Streams: The Dangerous Summer – “Sins”

The Dangerous SummerCurrently based in Los Angeles, emo and indie rock band The Dangerous Summer are streaming their latest single Sins via Alternative Press.

Sins is the band’s second single off their upcoming album titled Golden Record. The release is set for Aug. 6, 2013 through Hopeless Records. Pre-order for their new album is available here.

Lead singer and bassist AJ Perdomo said,

“I wrote “Sins” about my wife, and the time I spent apart from her after we got married. She’s South African, yet was living in London at the time. We spent a whole year on immigration before she could finally move out here. I paint the picture of what it feels like to miss someone you love so much.

The Dangerous Summer will begin a headlining tour on July 30. Check out the dates below.

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The Dangerous Summer – Sins

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer have premiered the a new song over on AltPress.  The track is titled “Sins” from their upcoming album, Golden Record, which is due out August 6, 2013 on Hopeless Records.  The album follows 2011’s War Paint.

Listen to the song here.

Tours: Cute Is What We Aim For / The Dangerous Summer

Cute Is What We Aim ForCute is What We Aim For has announced that they will be heading out for a headlining tour with The Dangerous Summer this summer. Cute is What We Aim For has also announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled Real Eyes, produced by Ace Enders (singer/guitarist of the Early November).

Tour dates can be found below.

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Dangerous Summer - Reach For The Sun

The Dangerous Summer

Reach For The Sun

Hopeless Records
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Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 

When The Dangerous Summer released their debut EP, If You Could Only Keep Me Alive, I enjoyed it. There was a definite Starting Line vibe to it, creating a slight sense of nostalgia and it was, in general, a solid EP. Unfortunately, since I reviewed the EP, I don’t think I pulled the CD out of it’s case to listen to again. It was alright and pleasant enough but ultimately forgettable and lacked the need for multiple replays. As I listen to Reach For The Sun, I can’t help but think the same thing. It’s alright, mildly enjoyable and can be played a few times in a row but once I’m done with it, I’ll forget all about it until they release another CD.

It’s a shame really because The Dangerous Summer has some positive aspects to them. The Starting Line and Kenny Vasoli influence is extremely prominent, creating a sense of nostalgia for when Drive-Thru Records was actually a good label. The vocals are strong and passionate and the lyrics, while not overly complex or intricate, are laced with a sense of sincerity and honesty which helps drive the emotion home. Throughout Reach For The Sun, snippets of lyrics stand out amidst others pulling a drifting ear back into the mix – particularly on the title track and Settle Down.

The music is nicely polished but not overly so. A pop-punk structure with radio-friendly rock overtures to it; it all, once again, points to what The Starting Line was trying to do six years ago. The only time they truly deviate from the structure is on The Permanent Rain where they merge in a heavy Angels & Airwaves influence into their song.

As the record plays through, there’s very little to complain about. Nothing is extremely memorable or built on a “wow” factor basis but Reach For The Sun is competent and pleasant enough to sit through repeated listens. It floats nicely in the background with the occasional burst through to the forefront, normally propelled by a sudden passionate vocal outburst and, as a whole, is enjoyable.

But at the same time, as I listen to it, it continually fails to leave any sort of lasting impression. Its gets to the point that I know that once I press stop and put the CD back in its case, I’ll pretty much forget that its there and let it sit and collect dust. Just like they did on the EP, The Dangerous Summer have delivered a competent release but a release without any longevity.

Dangerous Summer - If You Could Only Keep Me Alive

The Dangerous Summer

If You Could Only Keep Me Alive

Hopeless Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

The Dangerous Summer were a band I wrote off from the start. The name, the artwork, it just screamed at me to stay away and even the fact that it carried the Hopeless Records logo on the back was kind of disheartening – Hopeless used to be a label that I loved but has recently been releasing increasingly annoying and generic emo releases – like Royden, All Time Low and Nural. I listened to it once and it failed to really change that perception so I threw the record to the back of the pile. A few weeks later I pulled it out and was pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

You see, I obviously wasn’t listening properly the first time I played If You Could Only Keep Me Alive because the seven song EP is vastly different in comparison to the band’s label mates. Instead of the whiny, super slick, emo output, The Dangerous Summer go for a slightly rougher, much more energetic and more enjoyable pop-punk sound. While still being rather slick, it never becomes sickeningly so and does feature a bit of a kick to it. The mix is great and it is actually a rather refreshing listen despite it not being overly original.

AJ Perdomo’s vocal delivery comes off strained and worn as if he’s coming into his vocal reach. It gives off an image of a rougher Kenny Vasoli. In fact, the whole album sees a heavy influence from The Starting Line‘s Based On A True Story era; a sort of radio friendly pop-punk that features a rock friendly punch to it. The overlapping guitars, the clash of the cymbals and the occasional gang sing along, If You Could Only Keep Me Alive is a well polished pop-punk record from front to back. There’s the needed quieter portions – Disconnect being the good example of that – the part where everything takes a step back to let the vocals take over and lead the way – Wake Up – and the mid-tempo drumming and sing along breakdowns (along with Taking Back Sunday dueling vocal styles) – Here We Are After Dark. The seven songs never really stray from the the beaten path, musically or lyrically as the lyrical content tends to cover the conventional subjects such as love and touring; and all the songs follow a similar structure throughout. Luckily for The Dangerous Summer, that structure is rather enjoyable and it makes it so that the thirty minute EP can be played numerous times without it becoming overbearing or repetitive.

If You Could Only Keep Me Alive is just a simple little pop-punk EP that is enjoyable. It’s not the most catchy release ever, and thus may be somewhat forgettable after time, but while you listen to it there’s no real complaints. The biggest problem is the fact that their bio promotes them as attempting to create a sound that will appeal to a larger audience as if they’ve already falling into the trap of writing for the music biz rather than writing for themselves. I guess The Starting Line did that with Direction, so maybe The Dangerous Summer are just following the Vasoli’s idea once again.

The Dangerous Summer Premiere New Song

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer have premiered the video for their latest single No One’s Gonna Need You Now, taken from their latest album War Paint, which was released through Hopeless Records earlier this year. You can watch the video here and you can purchase the album from iTunes here.

The band have also been confirmed to play A Very GK Holiday later this year alongside bands like The Wonder Years, We Are The In Crowd, A Loss For Words and more. The festival will take place in Poughkeepsie, NY on December 17th. More information can be found here.

Diamond ( Trapped Under Ice And Down To Nothing) Announce New EP

Diamond will release their second EP, Don’t Lose Your Cool, digitally on Nov. 29, 2011. The band features current members from Trapped Under Ice and Down To Nothing. The album will be recorded by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer, Moneen).

Check out their website here

The Dangerous Summer – Work In Progress

The Dangerous SummerHopeless Records has released a new video for The Dangerous Summer‘s song “Work In Progress” off their sophomore album.  The album was released this past July.

The video can be seen below.

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The Dangerous Summer – Miscommunication

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer are providing a free download of “Miscommunication” on Amazon

War Paint was released on July 19, 2011 via Hopeless Records

Tours: I Call Fives/The Dangerous

The Dangerous SummerPunk punk groups I Call Fives and The Dangerous Summer have announced that they will be heading out on tour together.  The tour will see the band hitting the road on August 19, 2011 and running through September 10th.  I Call Fives continues to support their No Sleep Records EP “Bad Advice,” and The Dangerous Summer continues pounding the pavement tot he tune of their sophomore LP War Paint released last month via Hopeless Records.

Full tour listings can be found below.

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Stream: The Dangerous Summer – War Paint

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer‘s sophomore LP War Paint can now be streamed on AOL Music. War Paint was released July 19th 2011 via Hopeless Records.

Video: The Dangerous Summer – War Paint

The Dangerous SummerHopeless Records have released a new video for The Dangerous Summer‘s title track “War Paint” off their upcoming sophomore album, which is due out July 19.

The video can be seen below.

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Dang!Records Announces Pre-Order Details For Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge/Perdition Split

 

Dang!Records has officially announced that the label will be releasing the split EP No Backup Plan featuring Perdition and Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge On July 15, 2011.  The label is now taking pre-orders for the split on their website and including a complimentary t-shirt with an advance order.

Pre-order details can be found on the label’s webstore here.  The split can also streamed in advance on the label’s Bandcamp page.

 

Dang!Records Announces Pre-Order Details For Samuel Caldwell's Revenge/Perdition Split

 

Dang!Records has officially announced that the label will be releasing the split EP No Backup Plan featuring Perdition and Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge On July 15, 2011.  The label is now taking pre-orders for the split on their website and including a complimentary t-shirt with an advance order.

Pre-order details can be found on the label’s webstore here.  The split can also streamed in advance on the label’s Bandcamp page.

 

The Dangerous Summer – Northern Lights

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer have posted a stream of their new single, “Northern Lights,”  online. The song is from the band’s upcoming release An Acoustic Performance of “Reach for the Sun” which includes the bonus track “Good Things” and will be released on March 15 through Hopeless Records.

Listen to the song here.

Tours: The Dangerous Summer / Sparks The Rescure / The Graduate / The Scenic

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer have announced a spring tour with Sparks the Rescue, The Graduate and The Scenic. The tour kicks off March 15th in New York City and runs until the end of April; the dates are below.

The band will be releasing an acoustic version of their album “Reach for the Sun” sometime this year and will also be participating on the 2011 Warped Tour this summer.

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Tour: VersaEmerge / Anarbor / The Dangerous Summer

VersaEmergeVersaEmerge have announced the schedule for their fall tour,The Vultures Unite Tour. The tour kicks-off next month in Dallas and features labelmates Anarbor and The Dangerous Summer along with Conditions as opening acts. Fans can pre-order their tickets this Wednesday at 4pm, local time. The dates are below.

We recently interviewed VersaEmerge‘s Sierra Kusterbeck while they were on the Warped Tour. You can read that interview here.

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The Dangerous Summer Releases Limited Edition Vinyl, Stream New Song

The Dangerous SummerMaryland’s The Dangerous Summer will be releasing a limited vinyl pressing of their critically acclaimed debut album, Reach For The Sun. The white vinyl pressing is limited to only 500 copies, and also includes their new song, “Good Things.”  The piece of wax will be available beginning October 13, fans can pre-order their copy now. With every pre-order, fans will receive an instant download of “Good Things.”

You can stream the new song, Good Things, on the band’s Facebook page.

Tours: Sherwood / Dangerous Summer / Soletta

The Dangerous SummerSherwood have released the schedule for their upcoming West Coast/Southwest U.S. tour with The Dangerous Summer and Soletta. The tour kicks of August 27th in Seattle and runs until September 19th at San Luis Obispo.

The dates are below.

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The Dangerous Summer Acoustic & In A Toilet

The Dangerous SummerThe Dangerous Summer are the latest band to take part in RockSound.tv’s The Toilet Circuit which has bands performing acoustically in  toiler.

The band performed an acoustic rendition of ‘Never Feel Alone’ from their new Hopeless Records album, Reach For The Sky. The video can be seen below.

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The Dangerous Summer EP & Tour

The Dangerous Summer Maryland’s The Dangerous Summer is gearing up to release Live In Baltimore, a seven track digital EP. The live EP was recorded by Paul Leavitt (Circa Survive, All Time Low) on January 22, 2010 at the Recher Theatre in MD. The record will be available beginning July 13,the track listing is below.


The Dangerous Summer is also set to kick off their summer headlining tour this Friday at the Recher Theatre in MD. The band will be playing their debut album, Reach For The Sun in its entirety. They wiill be joined by The Morning Of, Go Radio, Action Item, School Boy Humor, Places and Numbers, City Lights, and The Bigger Lights on various dates. All dates can be found below.

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The Dangerous Summer EP & Tour

The Dangerous Summer Maryland’s The Dangerous Summer is gearing up to release Live In Baltimore, a seven track digital EP. The live EP was recorded by Paul Leavitt (Circa Survive, All Time Low) on January 22, 2010 at the Recher Theatre in MD. The record will be available beginning July 13,the track listing is below.


The Dangerous Summer is also set to kick off their summer headlining tour this Friday at the Recher Theatre in MD. The band will be playing their debut album, Reach For The Sun in its entirety. They wiill be joined by The Morning Of, Go Radio, Action Item, School Boy Humor, Places and Numbers, City Lights, and The Bigger Lights on various dates. All dates can be found below.

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