The Danger O's almost died. In the fall of 2010, after releasing two EPs and a full length on Creep Records, the Danger O's (Justin Johnson - bass and vocals, Abe Koffenberger - guitar, Nick Palmer - drums), frustrated with stagnation, decided to take an indefinite break from being a band. Almost immediately, fate stepped in and the band was offered to play at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2011. The flame was rekindled and the band entered its most fruitful and most collaborative songwriting period ever, resulting in the new full length, The Danger O's Play Their Hits. At 18 songs, and clocking in at 34 minutes, the record genre-bounces between 60's pop and psychedelia, 70's punk, shoegaze, lo-fi, and classic alternative rock. The band is more comfortable than ever worshiping their rock heroes, and you can hear the influence of the Pixies, Elvis Costello, Guided by Voices, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones and many more throughout "Play Their Hits." For the first time, the Danger O's recorded, produced, and mixed the entire record, and their inexperience and limited resources give the record a lo-fi charm. In December of 2011, The Danger O's Play Their Hits was posted to the band's bandcamp.com page as a 'pay what you want' download.
In near death, comes rebirth. With new life blood coursing through their veins, and fresh ambition, Philadelphia's the Danger O's plan to "Play Their Hits" to any and all who wish to hear. Along with a whole new attitude and new songs, the addition of new live performers promises to add a powerful layer to an already booming three piece. The future cannot be foretold, but the Danger O's are ready for whatever it holds.