Featured Photo Credit: Kevin Estrada
L.S. DUNES UNVEIL NEW TRACK & VIDEO:
POST-HARDCORE BAND RELEASES FIRST NEW MUSIC
SINCE LAST YEAR’S ACCLAIMED DEBUT LP, PAST LIVES
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, mischievous ice-cream truck guy (Anthony Green) serves up some magical treats to some unsuspecting clientele.
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:
“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.”
“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!”
“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 favourite Grey Veins.
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.
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.
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