Interview: The Dangerous Summer

The Dangerous Summer

Recently, I was able to catch up with AJ Perdomo and Matt Kennedy of The Dangerous Summer for a Zoom call to discuss everything that went into the band’s upcoming full-length record. I asked the band about their new partnership with Rude Records, including some insight on the type of deal they signed, and we also chatted about the band’s legacy and what they feel they can still contribute to the music scene at this stage in their careers. The Dangerous Summer are scheduled to release their second single from the new album on June 17th, with the LP scheduled to be released this August.

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The Dangerous Summer Announce NFT Collection

The Dangerous Summer

The Dangerous Summer have announced a new NFT collection promoting their upcoming single “The Best Part of Letting Go” (which is coming on October 29th). This series features unique artwork created by Patrick Lawler for both the music video and NFT collection. The imagery is the result of feeding hundreds of Dangerous Summer tour photos, concert footage clips, and merch illustrations into a machine learning algorithm.

You can pre-save the single and purchase one here, and there’s a trailer here.

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Review: The Dangerous Summer – War Paint

The Dangerous Summer – War Paint

I’m not sure I have ever needed an album more than I needed War Paint.

Sometimes, as a music fan, you lean on the records you love to help get you through things: breakups; losing loved ones; navigating huge tectonic shifts in your life; global pandemics. As someone whose love for music springs from an extremely emotional place, I have leaned on a lot of different albums over the years, for a lot of different reasons.

But even in that context, War Paint, the sophomore LP from Baltimore-based rock band The Dangerous Summer, was an album I needed. I needed it so badly that I listened to it more times in July and August 2011 than I have ever listened to any other album in a two-month span. It was the rhythm of my days and nights; the heartbeat of my dreams; the soundtrack of my summer. To this day, I can’t think of a single thing that happened that season without also remembering the songs on War Paint. For me, that time in my life and this album will always be inextricably intertwined, as if they were hardwired together.

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The Dangerous Summer Offer Update

The Dangerous Summer

The Dangerous Summer have shared an update on the current status of the band:

Fuck Them All just hit 4 million plays on @spotify in only 9 months. Thank you all so much for the love. It is amazing to be off of a record label and still breaking through the walls in front of us. We are finally making money off of our art, and we have never felt so supported.

First, that’s incredible. Second, I find it extremely depressing that it took until now for them to make money off their art.

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