L.S. Dunes Shares New Track & Live Video For ‘Bombsquad’ Taken From Debut Album ‘Past Lives’ Out November 11

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L.S. Dunes: guitarist Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), guitarist Travis Stever (Coheed & Cambria), vocalist Anthony Green (Circa Survive), bassist Tim Payne (Thursday), and drummer Tucker Rule (Thursday) have shared Bombsquad, an explosive new track from their upcoming debut album, PAST LIVES, due November 11 via Fantasy Records. Listen to Bombsquad HERE.

The band also released a blazing live performance video for the track, watch Bombsquad: Live at Dreamland here:

Pre-order Past Lives HERE
Anthony Green on Bombsquad: “The lyrics for Bombsquad came from a poem that I wrote around the time of the January 6th insurrection. In the midst of the pandemic, people were trying to take down the government because a ConMan politician couldn’t admit that he had lost the election, not for any legitimate grievance or protest. The song is a rage against society’s depressing and destructive forces.”The performance clip Bombsquad – Live at Dreamland was recorded at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY, where some of the band’s favorite ever records (from Sunny Day Real Estate to The National to The Hold Steady) were created. L.S. Dunes channeled the power of the former church’s iconostasis into spiritual consciousness via the song’s “Leora” refrain in the chorus.

Green elaborates: “Leora” is an age-old word meaning ‘of the light’ or ‘compassion’, which I think is something we need to call and reflect on for growth and unity.”

Bombsquad follows the band’s previously released tracks, 2022, and Permanent Rebellion, which have drawn praise from Stereogum, NME, Consequence, Ones to Watch, Brooklyn Vegan, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Loudwire among many others.

L.S. Dunes made their highly anticipated debut performances at Chicago’s RIOT FEST on September 15  and Sacramento’s AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL on October 8.  Both dates featured songs from the new album, a taste of the energetic, cathartic shows fans will experience on their upcoming headlining U.S. tour which begins November 12.  Louder Sound singled out their set an AFTTERSHOCK highlight, adding: “there’s no pretension or theatrics – they’re just cool.”

L.S. DUNES super-charge their heavy anthems with punk energy into a sound unlike anything that has come before it. From the gripping, theatrical opener 2022, and the crunchy, frenetic earworm Like Forever, to the pummeling, expansive Permanent Rebellion, and the disarming album closer, Sleep Cult, Past Lives is an electrifying and emotional ride.

Past Lives was produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Circa Survive, Quicksand) and recorded at his Studio 4 Recording in Philadelphia, PA. Going deep on issues of fearlessness, dependency, nonconformity, and impermanence, writing for the album was a collaborative effort.

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.”

Original, aggressive, and intense, L.S. DUNES is the next great leap in rock’s grand evolution.