Members Of My Chemical Romance, Coheed & Cambria And More Form Supergroup

29 August 2022 | 11:47 am | Brenton Harris
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The emo supergroup features members of My Chemical Romance, Thursday, Circa Survive and Coheed & Cambria.

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Members of four of 00s emo's biggest acts, My Chemical Romance, Coheed & Cambria, Circa Survive and Thursday, have come together to form L.S. Dunes

Scene luminaries guitarist Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), guitarist Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria), vocalist Anthony Green (Circa Survive), bassist Tim Payne (Thursday), and drummer Tucker Rule (Thursday) have joined forces to create L.S. Dunes, announcing their arrival on the scene via the frenzied debut single 'Permanent Rebellion'.

The brand-new band will release their debut album, Past Lives on November 11 via Fantasy Records.

Unshackled from the expectations and aesthetics of their already successful careers, L.S. Dunes super-charge their heavy anthems with punk energy into a sound unlike anything that has come before it.

Past Lives was produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Circa Survive, Quicksand) and recorded at his Studio 4 Recording in Philadelphia, PA. Going deep on issues of fearlessness, dependency, nonconformity, and impermanence, writing for the album was a collaborative effort.

After the shock of the pandemic shutdown, the close friends and mutual admirers urgently realized that ‘tomorrow’ is not promised. 

Frank Iero revealed he feared he might not ever get to play music live again, let alone the music of L.S. Dunes.

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“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." 

Rule reveals that Permanent Rebellion is about reclaiming your place and identity in the world. 

"Permanent Rebellion is about taking back what is rightfully yours.” Rule added, “We wanted to do something where you can hear all our bands in it and yet, not have it sound like anyone in particular. Our roots are punk rock and hardcore, and the vibe is hope for all the lost souls.”

The seeds of L.S. Dunes were planted during rehearsals for Thursday's Christmas live stream event in 2020 which included friends and acquaintances from some of their favourite bands. The chemistry at the serendipitous, impromptu jam sessions was instantaneous. With the addition of Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green, it was organically clear, this time, the music formed the band.  

L.S. Dunes are set to make their live performance debut with two shows: at RIOT FEST in Chicago and at AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL in Sacramento.

My Chemical Romance released their first new original music since their 2019 reformation, The Foundations Of Decay, in May. The band is due to tour Australia in March.