Straightforward, earnest rock music seems to be a contradiction from the direction popular music has strayed as of late. The need for genuine lyrics, purposeful direction and accessible melodies has been long overdue. The Dangerous Summer have crafted a throwback to the days when music was charged with hope and contained a much-needed brand of sincerity.
As Payne recalls, The Dangerous Summer’s first NYC show was held in a bar basement, and included an audience of five. But for this collection of friends who’d been toiling away in the band since high school, these were simply the dues of an ambitious group of musicians. And that low attendance record soon became a thing of the past once Hopeless Records came calling, finding the band’s quintessential rock pleasers just as inviting and impressive as those hometown patrons. The guys were signed within 8 months of starting the band in their senior year of high school, and opted for a full life of being rock stars instead of chancing college.
Since then, the band has made amazing strides and gained thousands of fans, due in part to playing on The Vans Warped Tour. They have just released their 2nd full length studio follow up album to ” Reach For The Sun” entitled “War Paint”. The album has been receiving amazing reviews from fans and critics which solidified the band as one to watch for.