San Francisco’s champions of overcast pop-heavy rock n’ roll, Dangermaker, have a very solid track record, which their forthcoming sophomore album Run succeeds in solidifying further. Picking up where they left off with their Light the Dark EPs, this album is defined by classic songwriting, charmingly familiar hooks and a particular style of raw, warm production that flows throughout courtesy of producer Aaron Hellam.
“Pressure” finds the band with an overabundance of hooks in just four and a half minutes. The video was produced by David Dutton. Dutton actually built a small house for the filming. The effects are meant to simulate the “pressure” turning one upside down and inside out. A job well done.
The band has had an exciting past few years, including recent festival appearances at Bottlerock Napa and Live 105’s BFD Music Festivals – with headliners like Florence & The Machine, Atlas Genius, Grouplove, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids and Best Coast – continuing on with US tour dates. Dangermaker’s new LP is scheduled for release Oct 5, 2018.
The band is set to celebrate the release with a hometown show in San Francisco at the end of the month. But no word yet on venturing across the pond. Stay tuned.