10 Songs, 36 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings
44 Ratings
Justake ,

The Boys are Back!

I was so disapointed when the broke up, just after I had gotten into their music. With "The Dangerous Summer," the band has shown that they not only still have it: they've grown even better. It felt wrong to end off with Golden Record—an album that, by no means, is bad, but lacked that full-oomph that RFTS and War Paint had. Color kicks it off with an immensly satisfying explosion of emotion, followed by the ever-catchy This Is Life. Fire boasts one of their most addictive choruses yet, while Ghosts contains a pulsating guitar that can't be matched. Luna is a heartwearming track dedicated to AJ's daughter of the same name, where the frontman professes his love and hope for his growing girl. Songs like Wild Again and Valium show of AJ's raw, emotional wocal range, followed up by the carefree, pumping anthem When I Get Home. Closing off the record comes Live Forever and Infinite, both showing the boys coming to terms with growing older and finding comfort in friendship and family.

All in all, a fantastic return to the rock scene, without falling into the worn-out clichés that often plague the genre. Glad to see them back, can't wait for what's next!

old_head_rob ,

Welcome back

This album blew me away. I kept waiting for the “ok I can skip this track” and never found it. Vocals have matured in such a strong way I can’t use enough superlatives. Great album, front to back.

day2282 ,

Fully solid album

Every song is great on this album. Not just 3-4 songs. Every song is powerful. Musically. Great vocals, passion. Drums amazing. Worth listening to this great band.

About The Dangerous Summer

The melodic, catchy emo-pop band the Dangerous Summer formed in August 2006 in Ellicott City, Maryland. Guitarist Cody Payne moved back to town after a brief stint in Florida, recruiting three of his longtime high school buddies to join his musical endeavors upon his return. Taking their name from the classic Ernest Hemingway novel and looking to groups like the Starting Line, Third Eye Blind, U2, and Name Taken for influence, the Dangerous Summer -- which further included A.J. Perdomo (lead vocals, bass), Bryan Czap (guitar), and Tyler Minsberg (drums) -- hit the studio that December to lay down their first tracks together. The resulting EP, There Is No Such Thing as Science, was self-released in January 2007 (limited to 1,000 copies), and the group supported it on the road whenever school would allow, hooking up on shows with likeminded bands the Ataris, Cartel, and Hit the Lights. The EP eventually made its way into the ears of California-based Hopeless Records courtesy of the band's hometown friends All Time Low. A deal with the label was subsequently inked that spring. High-school graduation followed for three-fourths of the Dangerous Summer before their next EP (and Hopeless debut), If You Could Only Keep Me Alive, appeared in August, which contained four songs from the previous Science EP and three new ones. The group's first full length, Reach for the Sun, was released on Hopeless in 2009, followed by the darker, more mature War Paint in 2011. Minsberg and Czap left the band after that album to be replaced by Ben Cato and Matt Kennedy respectively. The new line-up's first record together, Golden Record, was released in summer of 2013. The band went on hiatus shortly after the LP's release. In February 2017, Payne was charged with a felony stemming from a burglary conviction and sentenced to a year in prison. The remaining members reconvened later that year and headed into the studio to record their fourth full-length, which was scheduled to be released in early 2018. ~ Corey Apar

Ellicott City, MD