The Dangerous Summer - Reach For The Sun

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Indie, Pop-punk, Rock
Hopeless Records
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun
The Dangerous Summer - Reach For The Sun Review rating:
4.5
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Average: 4.8 (5 votes)

Welcome The Dangerous Summer as the newest member to the Baltimore, Maryland scene. The Dangerous Summer play a brand of emotion-tinged, rock, but provide the same vocal execution as later The Starting Line albums with lyrical themes tending to center on personal growth and struggle, as songwriter AJ Perdomo pours his demons into the songs and throws them in your face.

What The Dangerous Summer does isn't the most original thing ever, but it's astoundingly well executed. Reach For The Sun is an interesting album title as the band tries to do just that. They have made a record full to the brim with vocal harmonies, layers of atmospheric guitars and pounding drums so remarkably intricate that it’s hard not to be impressed. The band sets the bar with the first track “Where I Want To Be” and continue to establish themselves as the record progresses. “Never Feel Alone” is an uplifting and inspiring track, after a record with songs focused on facing one’s personal struggles with lyrics such as “I plan to do my very best/to let you know that you’re in my head” and “I’ve been pushed around before/and I’ve felt the burn from every inch of my heart/but it’s worth it to never feel alone”. Fans of the genre looking for something with substance and lasting value will appreciate The Dangerous Summer.

The Dangerous Summer’s Reach For The Sun is a certainly promising debut, containing 11 tracks of filler-free material. It is an unbelievably honest and varied record, sure to provide a great soundtrack to summer nights. Reach for the sun? The Dangerous Summer have reached it.

1. Where I Want To Be
2. Settle Down
3. Weathered
4. Symmetry
5. Surfaced
6. A Space To Grow
7. Reach For The Sun
8. The Permanent Rain
9. Northern Lights
10. This Is War
11. Never Feel Alone

The Dangerous Summer is an alternative rock band from Ellicott City, Maryland. The band independently released the five song EP There Is No Such Thing as Science, which drew the attention of Hopeless Records in 2007. They then re-released their debut EP under a new name, If You Could Only Keep Me Alive, with new songs included. The band's debut studio album, Reach for the Sun, was released on May 5, 2009. ... read more

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