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Ellicott City, Maryland (2006 – 2014)

The Dangerous Summer was an alternative rock band from Ellicott City, Maryland, based out of Los Angeles, California. The band consisted of AJ Perdomo (lead vocals, bass guitar), cody payne (guitar, backup vocals), Matthew Kennedy and Ben Cato (drums).

The band formed in 2006 with Perdomo and Payne joined by Bryan Czap (lead guitar) and Tyler Minsberg (drums).

TDS independently released a five song EP ‘There Is No Such Thing as Science’ in 2007, which drew the attention of Hopeless Records. They re-released the 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.
The album reached #42 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

On May 14, 2010, the band announced they would be playing ‘Reach for the Sun’ from front to back on their first headlining tour. The Morning Of will be playing the entire tour. Go Radio, Action Item, and The Bigger Lights was also on the tour at various dates.

In the summer of 2011, TDS played a Warped Tour schedule and released their second full-length album, titled ‘War Paint’ which was on released on July 19, 2011.

Tyler left the band in late 2010, as did Bryan Czap in 2012.


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  • PastSanctuary

    well, they had a good run, and i'll always love them. aj's somber yet effective vocals, the beautiful guitar melodies, and (in the beginning) the ambient drumming. although golden record isn't my favorite, it was a strong note to go out on. i'm still listening to them religiously.

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RosesOfTomorrow

    Still good stuff, gonna miss you. R.I.P.

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Alex660

    Devastated to hear they have stopped making music, but they made 3 amazing albums without one song that I would skip, I am just so very glad to have been a fan of these guys for the last 4 years.

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • joshy0

    RIP The Dangerous Summer. Got me through a lot the last few years, especially in recent months. Will definitely be missed...

    2 Apr 2014 Reply
  • loxer

    RIP :(

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • -Trail-

    AJ has left the band. :(

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Stephanersm

    Golden Record is their best and most mature record so far. But for me, there's no songs better than one another, the whole album is perfect, like their last two.

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • starsburnonfire

    yah, i dont think i cared much for golden i dismissed this band for some time...i decided to give them another chance. Boy, I am I glad I did. Theyre mad good

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • saomitch

    That's because Golden Record isn't very good. I could only stand it for a dozen listens. Beyond "Catholic Girls" and "Sins," there just isn't much to love.

    25 Jan 2014 Reply
  • cooljessedude

    Yikes, what a drop in listeners. Seems like only 1/9 people who checked out war paint listened to golden record.

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • MyHeadOnAPlate

    They've got that "pop punk" affiliation that makes me weary about endorsing them publicly too but whatevs, I'll get over that. Even if they have roots in a genre I feel I've outgrown, they've changed plenty themselves. Definitely a band that's matured into a full, robust sound of their own. They do what they do well.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Rightofheresy

    i hate loving this band.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • -Trail-

    v Yeah, i love this band but i was put off buying a shirt at their show because i really don't like the idea of walking around with their name on my chest haha!

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jebus989

    Why do they have such a shit name

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • VanillaBear122

    loving catholic girls, even though AJ does sounds a bit different, raw, a bit grown up maybe? [2] No doubt. So scratchy now compared to their first album. I'll take his early voice even though Golden Record is quite enjoyable.

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nostalgia-rush

    idk i still like Reach FTS the best but everything they do is solid at worst/ masterpiece at best so i'll get used to it

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • NiT3ChiLL3R

    Golden Record is going to take some time to digest. [4] "Drowning", however, is stunning. "Into the Comfort" is one my favorites as well. It's just too catchy to resist.

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
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    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • winterisbroken

    Golden Record is going to take some time to digest. [3] but so did War Paint and that's my favorite TDS release now.

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nostalgia-rush

    Golden Record is going to take some time to digest. [2]

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
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