“Where were you when the sky opened up?” It’s a question asked by The Dangerous Summer. The alternative/emo band have released the new music video for the track, their first new song since their return album in 2018.
Originally formed in 2006, the group would make waves in the late 2000s as part of the onslaught of emotionally charged pop punk bands. Signing to Hopeless Records in 2007, they released their debut album Reach for the Sun in 2009.
After finding success on the road and playing festivals like The Bamboozle, The Dangerous Summer called it quits in 2014.
The band returned in 2017 and released a new album last year, bringing with it a new, re-energized sound.
Vocalist AJ Perdomo has said about the new song;
“It has taken a million different shapes before it became what you hear today. This song is about letting go of your old self, and taking on a brand new world.”
The Dangerous Summer will soon hit the road across the US with State Champs and Our Last Night.
w/ State Champs, Our Last Night
March 1 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
March 2 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
March 3 – Toronto, CA @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 5 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
March 6 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
March 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
March 8 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
March 9 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of The Living Arts
March 12 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
March 13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
March 14 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
March 15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 16 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
March 18 – Denver, CO @ Summit Theatre
March 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
March 21 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
March 22 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
March 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
March 24 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
March 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
March 28 – Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn
March 29 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Hangtime share “Can I Take You Out” video
There’s no escaping the 90s sound
Not too long ago we had a short chat with Canadian pop-punk band Hangtime about their new EP and the video for the track “One Nine Nine Five”. The aptly titled song is a throwback to a pop punk thought long gone but as this Toronto band will attest, is by no means dead. Now the band have debuted their new music video for the track “Can I Take You Out”; a sweetly romantic, melodic pop punk ode.
The track is a cut from their 2019 EP Invasion, which you can pick up via Bandcamp. Hangtime have a couple of upcoming Canadian shows on the horizon; with all the details available on their Facebook page.
When we spoke to the band and where their sound comes from, guitarist/vocalist Warren Gregson explained their influences;
“There’s no escaping the 90s sound I’m afraid, that’s just who we are. Actually, our biggest influences go back further than that. Most of us were first listening to bands like ALL, Misfits, Dag Nasty, Big Drill Car, Bad Religion, Doughboys, Nils… etc, back in the 80’s. I suppose that’s where the 90s sound for many other bands originated as well.”
Check out the new video and let’s reminisce about some good old school pop punk.
Longwave return with “If We Ever Live Forever”
Longwave still know how to make an impression
New York indie rockers Longwave are returning with their first album in a decade. Titled If We Ever Live Forever, the album is the follow-up to 2008’s Secrets Are Sinister. The band have recently been releasing new music over the last year, with the single “Stay With Me” hitting airwaves in October of last year. Longwave have now revealed the music video for the new song “If We Ever Live Forever”, which you can view above.
If We Ever Live Forever is due for release October 25th via Bodan Kuma Recordings and will be followed by a short run of dates through the eastern side of North America. You can pre-order the new Longwave album from the band’s webstore.
Longwave first burst on to the scene with 2000’s Endsongs, but really started making waves with their 2003 release The Strangest Things (which included the hit single “Tidal Wave”). The latter was the band’s major label debut for RCA Records. We last covered Longwave in 2005, reviewing their terrific album There’s A Fire.