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The Light is the first new single from San Francisco's Dangermaker. Hot on the heels of their debut album Black Dream, this first taste of their upcoming collection is a powerful and drama-tinged rock anthem of the highest degree. The video, produced by Jen Cohen, is an energy-filled warehouse light show extravaganza which perfectly captures the somber and triumphant mood of this excellent new track. After lead singer Adam Burnett’s father suffered a fatal accident and suddenly passed away during the first week of tracking Black Dream, Adam, Carlos, Dave & Neko plunged into their art with the urgency of a newfound appreciation for life, eventually emerging with a euphoric new sound. In the end, the unifying experience of struggle and loss led to an increased depth of creative character that defines their forthcoming EP – Light The Dark EP I – to be released on Breakup Records this fall. Channeling dark indie pop ala early Killers, Phoenix, and White Lies has propelled the band forward to recent showcases at SXSW, CMJ and beyond.
"With catchy rock hooks and an indie pop vibe, Dangermaker creates a unique sound that infects your soul." Tony DuShane, San Francisco Chronicle
"Driving percussion and moody, anxious guitar hooks (Interpol at their most danceable?) lay a bed for singer Adam Burnett's plaintive wail, which — while Bowie comparisons are hard to live up to (and he gets them often enough) — has a way of sticking around your eardrums... like an adventure dream full of danger you can't quite put your finger on, something hanging on the precipice of nightmare, but too interesting to make you want to wake up." Emma Silvers, San Francisco Bay Guardian
"A sensational ride between dark and light... anthemic and dramatic tracks that find the rock outfit taking on a much more mature sound. There’s much more to expect from Dangermaker with their upcoming Light The Dark EP I release." Victor Casillas Valle, The Bay Bridged
"Dangermaker knows exactly who and what they are and unabashedly portray that for the world to see. They perfect what their influencers created, neatly wrapped in haphazard melodies and experimental instrumentation. I am now addicted to this indie rock band, their guitar riffs are incapsulating and their vocal stylings capture emotion differently then I have ever heard. Any fan of pulsing rhythms, reverie guitar playing, and innovative lyrics should give this band a listen." Gabe Crawford, Vinyl Vortex
"Dangermaker has a little bit of everything, the sound is familiar but not comparable to anything. They do a great job of balancing on the tightrope between power anthems meant for arenas in the 80's and pop rock. Dangermaker know what they are doing, who they are, and how to present it to an audience." Cadet Edac, I Heart SF Bands