ACCLAIMED POST-HARDCORE BAND L.S. DUNES SHARE WILD NEW VIDEO FOR “GREY VEINS” — WATCH
BAND SET FOR EXTENSIVE U.S. SUMMER TOUR
Today, L.S. Dunes — vocalist Anthony Green, guitarist Frank Iero, bassist Tim Payne, drummer Tucker Rule, and guitarist Travis Stever shared the video for “Grey Veins,” a blistering anthem off the band’s highly acclaimed debut album released last year — Past Lives.
Watch it here.
An ingenious send-up of ’70s Japanese Sci-Fi horror flicks, the “Grey Veins” video features the band as soldiers battling forces greater than themselves while orchestrating a miniature war for Earth’s survival. The fantastical trip was helmed by noted directed David Brodsky, (August Burns Red, Helmet, Cannibal Corpse), who previously worked with L.S. Dunes on the video for their first single, “Permanent Rebellion.“
Iero says, “I’ve always said that if I couldn’t be in a band the only other thing I would want to do is to make monster movies. It’s been my dream ever since I was a little, and it was the thing my dad and I bonded over. From an early age, music and monsters is just something that went hand in hand for me. [Japanese film genre] Kaiju is something I have been fascinated by ever since I was a kid and I have always wanted to do an homage to that art form in a music video. I love that L.S. Dunes is such an open-minded and inspiring collective of artists that allowed me to chase that idea and make that dream a reality. ‘Grey Veins’ felt like the perfect song to pair with this concept and so when the time came I knew David and Allie at My Good Eye, our frequent collaborators, were the perfect match to bring this to fruition.”
L.S. Dunes recently announced an extensive run of new summer tour dates across North America beginning with five dates on the Sad Summer Festival tour: Jacksonville, and Clearwater FL, on July 6 and 7, Alpharetta, GA on July 8, Portsmouth, VA on July 11 and Baltimore, MD on July 12. The acclaimed post-hardcore band’s headline tour begins July 9with a show at the Basement East in Nashville, TN., and is set to hit topflight venues such as The Opera House in Toronto on July 13, NYC’s Irving Plaza on July 17, Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit on July 22, Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on August 1, and The Showbox in Seattle on August 2, before returning to California for a string of shows that include The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on August 6, The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco August 9and The Garden Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, CA on August 11.
Produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Circa Survive, Quicksand), Past Lives navigates themes of fearlessness, dependency, nonconformity, and impermanence in a boundary pushing synthesis of post-hardcore and punk that has established L.S. Dunes as one of the rock’s most compelling new arrivals. From the gripping, theatrical opener “2022” and the blazing “Bombsquad” to the pummeling, expansive “Permanent Rebellion,” the searing title track “Past Lives,” and the disarming album closer, “Sleep Cult,” Past Lives is an electrifying and emotional ride.
“A staggering collection of progressive-rock and post-hardcore songs” — Alternative Press
“A tour-de-force of post-hardcore” — Heavy Consequence
“An urgent and flat-out fantastic record” — Brooklyn Vegan
After the shock of the pandemic shutdown, the close friends and mutual admirers urgently realized that “tomorrow” is not promised. “We never knew if we would ever get to play these songs together; in fact, none of us lifelong musicians really knew if we’d ever be able to play music for a live audience ever again,” Iero recounts. “‘Permanent Rebellion’ is about taking back what is rightfully yours,” Rule adds. “We wanted to do something where you can hear all our bands in it and yet, not have it sound like any one in particular. Our roots are punk rock and hardcore, and the vibe is hope for all the lost souls.”
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.
L.S. DUNES ON TOUR:
7/6 — Jacksonville, FL — Sad Summer Fest
7/7 — Clearwater, FL — Sad Summer Fest
7/9 — Nashville, TN — The Basement East
7/11 — Portsmouth, VA — Sad Summer Fest
7/12 — Baltimore, MD — Sad Summer Fest
7/13 — Toronto, CAN — The Opera House
7/15 — Providence, RI — The Strand
7/17 — New York NY — Irving Plaza
7/20 — Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
7/21 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s
7/22 — Detroit, MI — Saint Andrew’s Hall
7/24 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave Bar
7/25 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
7/26 — Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room
7/28 — Fort Collins, CO — Washington’s
7/30 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory
8/1 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
8/2 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox
8/6 — Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre
8/9 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
8/11— Garden Grove, CA — The Garden Amphitheatre