L.S. Dunes: guitarist Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), guitarist Travis Stever (Coheed & Cambria), vocalist Anthony Green (Circa Survive), bassist Tim Payne and drummer Tucker Rule (Thursday) have shared Bombsquad, an explosive new track from their upcoming debut album, ‘PAST LIVES‘, due November 11 via Fantasy Records.
The band also released a blazing live performance video for the track.
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 favourite ever records (from Sunny Day Real Estate to The National to The Hold Steady) were created. L.S. Dunes channelled the power of the former church’s iconostasis into spiritual consciousness via the song’s “Leora” refrain in the chorus.
Green elaborates: “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 15 and Sacramento’s AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL on October 8. 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 12.
Listen to Bombsquad HERE
‘Past Lives’ is due November 11 via Fantasy Records – PRE-ORDER HERE
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