L.S. Dunes: guitaristÂ Frank IeroÂ (My Chemical Romance), guitaristÂ Travis SteverÂ (Coheed & Cambria), vocalistÂ Anthony GreenÂ (Circa Survive), bassistÂ Tim PayneÂ and drummerÂ Tucker RuleÂ (Thursday) have sharedÂ 2022,Â the blistering and dramatic new track off their upcoming debut album,Â ‘Past Lives’, dueÂ November 11Â via Fantasy Records.
Anthony Green onÂ 2022:Â â€œI wrote 2022 when I was struggling to communicate the pain that I was in during the pandemic. I survived an overdose the previous year and was feeling like I would never be free of the obsession to get high, or just get out of my own skin and that I was only going to continue to hurt everyone I loved. It was a cop-out and easier for me to write a song rather than get honest and real with the people in my lifeâ€“cry for help in a way. If thereâ€™s a positive take away, itâ€™s that itâ€™s never a burden to the people you love to share your feelings no matter how dark or painful it might be.â€
2022Â follows the late August release of the bandâ€™s first singleÂ Permanent Rebellion,Â which drew praise fromÂ Stereogum, NME, Consequence, Ones to Watch, Brooklyn Vegan, Revolver, Alternative Press,Â andÂ LoudwireÂ among many others.
LS. Dunes made their highly anticipated debut performance this past weekend at Chicagoâ€™s RIOT FEST. Playing to a packed, early afternoon crowd, the band ran through several songs from the new album, a taste of the energetic, cathartic shows fans will experience on their upcoming tour.
The impetus for the trippyÂ 2022Â video has its own story. At the conclusion of the video shoot forÂ Permanent Rebellion,Â Frank Iero, jet-lagged from a sold-out stadium show in Germany the night before with his other band, noticed that the shadow reflections playing on the white walls of the studio made the band look like a “hippy band that rips” and the concept forÂ 2022Â visual was born. The band shot footage with the esteemed My Good Eye Visuals (Clutch, GWAR, Killswitch Engage) and then sent it to director Robby Staebler (drummer extraordinaire for the mighty All Them Witches) with one piece of direction only: We want it to feel likeÂ “the song that saved your life, while you are on LSDâ€¦ in the desert.”
After the bandâ€™s next show at Sacramentoâ€™sÂ AFTERSHOCK FESTIVALÂ on October 8,Â L.S. DunesÂ will hit the road for a U.S. tour this November. Additionally, the band has announced their first UK show, at Londonâ€™s Electric Ballroom on January 26, 2023.
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