1. War Paint
2. Work In Progress
3. No One's Gonna Need You More
4. Good Things
6. Everyone Left
8. I Should Leave Right Now
10. In My Room
In 2009, “Reach For The Sun” was released by the Elliot City, MD band, The Dangerous Summer. With such an incredible album, it leaves one to wonder if the band had it in them to release something equally good or better. Almost two years later, a new album has been released and I have been blown away.
The Dangerous Summer is by far the band to watch out for. The band’s most recent album, “War Paint”, is akin to watching an artist find his muse. This album packs in one of the most profoundly passionate lyrics I’ve witnessed in years, as if the melodies were blanketing your ears with emotion. “Work in Progress” being my personal favorite, since the first time I heard it I haven’t been able to stop humming it under my breath. Although, I remember after listening to their first album I had the same reaction: impressed and happily satisfied. Now, it seems that they’ve stepped up and shown us that they are not going anywhere.
Musically, “War Paint” is unrivalled in so many ways. When listening to any song off the album, I feel compelled to grab an instrument and playing along. This album has some of the most interesting and unique melodies all around. Whether it be the sensational drumming of Tyler Minsberg, my personal favorite being in “No One’s Gonna Need You More”, or the incomparable vocals of AJ Perdomo such as in “Work In Progress”.
All in all, “War Paint” in my honest opinion is the best album of the 2011 thus far. No album can compare to “War Paint” and no band can compare to The Dangerous Summer. If you haven’t already gotten yourself a copy, my advice is to get one, put it on, lie in bed and press repeat.