Dangers- Five O’Clock Shadows at the Edge of the Western World
Los Angeles based punk band Dangers have recently two songs out of their new album Five O’Clock Shadows at the Edge of the Western World (which I will refer to as Five O’Clock from now on) that will leave you urging them to release the rest of the album as soon as possible so that you could crowd mosh in your parents’ living room.
Now, if you’re new to Dangers I suggest going on their website wearedeangers.com and listen to their discography from start to finish. The anger driven band has been one of my favorites since I first saw them a few years back at Pomona College. The instrumental talent behind Al’s awesome vocals and lyrics will leave you wanting to jump on/around/ in/ through every show attendee in order to get to the microphone and spit some truth at the top of your lungs. Dangers tackles topicslike war, food, racism, religion, and even the meaning of your existence. The raw punk power of their music will be sure to make you want to go to a show.
Five O’Clock did just that. The only song released in their website at the moment will begin with a slow-bobbing-head-like melody heavy on bass and drums and a change in vocals, but soon enough an explosion of guitar and vocals will change the mood of the whole song. The band sure did a great job, as usual, instrumentally trying to maintain originality in the punk scene which in whole lacks said originality. Now, the song speaks of the image versus the reality of California (well my understanding of it) where people who are not from the area speak of being such a young-person-type of place to go sunbathe, die young, etc. Al instead paints word pictures of the earthquakes, pollution, etc. California is not the picture perfect place that people have envisioned. Instead, it has a couple of issues that have been swept under the rug and that are getting harder to hide.
I encourage you people to listen and follow this band. They have been big supporters of DIY and local music venues for a very long time. They will not disappoint. You will be directed to the song by clicking the picture.