L.S. DUNES UNVEIL NEW TRACK + VIDEO BENADRYL SUBREDDIT
POST-HARDCORE BAND RELEASES FIRST NEW MUSIC SINCE LAST YEAR’S ACCLAIMED DEBUT LP PAST LIVES
L.S. DUNES SET FOR EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR INCLUDING STOP IN TORONTO ON JULY 13
TORONTO, ON – June 23, 2023 - Today, 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. Listen to Benadryl Subreddit here.
In the track’s trippy new video (also out today), a mischievous ice-cream truck guy (Anthony Green) serves up some magical treats to some unsuspecting clientele. Watch the full video, directed by Nick and Pat Demarais, here.
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, 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 Subreddi” 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 70s Japanese Sci-Fi horror flix for fan favourite, Grey Veins – watch here.
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: 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 9 with 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 Vitus Bar also in NYC on July 18, 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 9 and The Garden Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, CA on August 11.
Find tickets here.
L.S. Dunes On Tour:
May 28 - Atlantic City, NY - Adjacent Music Festival
July 6 - Jacksonville, FL - Sad Summer Fest
July 7 - Clearwater, FL - Sad Summer Fest
July 9 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
July 11 - Portsmouth, VA - Sad Summer Fest
July 12 - Baltimore, MD - Sad Summer Fest
July 13 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
July 15 - Providence, RI - The Strand
July 17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
July 18 - New York, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
July 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
July 22 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew’s Hall
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Bar
July 25 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
July 26 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
July 28 - Fort Collins, CO - Washington’s
July 30 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
August 1 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
August 2 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
August 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
August 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
August 9 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
August 11 - Garden Grove, CA - The Garden Amphitheatre
September 16-17 - Chicago, IL - RIOT FEST 2023
“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
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.