New post-hardcore supergroup: L.S. Dunes = Circa Survive, Thursday, My Chem, Coheed members
During rehearsals for Thursday's 2020 holiday livestream, the seeds for a new band were planted, and that band is L.S. Dunes. The band was formed by Thursday's rhythm section (bassist Tim Payne and drummer Tucker Rule) and guitarists Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) and Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria), and when they needed a vocalist, they ended up recruiting Circa Survive's Anthony Green. The band hit the studio with producer Will Yip and came out with their debut album, Past Lives, which arrives November 11 via Fantasy Records. Tucker Rule says, "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."
The first taste of the album is "Permanent Rebellion," and everything Tucker said comes across in this song. It's a catchy, punky post-hardcore rager with elements of each members' classic material, and Anthony screams more on this thing than he has in years. It's not every day that you hear a side project/supergroup that stands tall next to all of the members' most famous bands, but L.S. Dunes does.
Speaking more about the song, Frank Iero adds, "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. 'Permanent Rebellion' is about taking back what is rightfully yours." Watch the video below.
Thursday are also about to begin a Full Collapse tour with Anthony Green opening, including a Riot Fest aftershow, and while they're in Chicago, L.S. Dunes will make their live debut at Riot Fest (which My Chemical Romance is also headlining). L.S. Dunes are also playing Aftershock (alongside My Chem and Thursday), and they've got a headlining tour going down in November that hits LA, Mexico City, Toronto, NYC, and more.
We've also got on an exclusive purple & black swirl vinyl variant of the album, limited to just 500 copies and on sale now. Pre-order yours while they last. They look like this:
"It Takes Time"
L.S. Dunes -- 2022 Tour Dates
9/16 — Chicago — RIOTFEST
10/8 — Sacramento, CA — AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL
11/12 — Garden Grove, CA — Garden Ampitheater
11/13 — San Francisco, CA — Bimbo's 365
11/14 — Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour
11/18 — Mexico City, Mexico — Corona Capital
11/22 — Toronto, Ontario — Velvet Underground
11/25 — Asbury Park, NJ — Lanes
11/26 — Philadelphia, PA — First Unitarian Church
11/27 — Boston, MA — The Sinclair
11/29 — Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/30 — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar