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L.S. Dunes Reveals Their “Old Wounds” On New Single

L.S. Dunes 2023
[Photo by: Kevin Estrada]

Every song starts with a demo. Whether this means an acoustic voice memo recording or an experimental full-band track, this stage of the songwriting process is intended for fleshing out new ideas with complete vulnerability. L.S. Dunes is celebrating the spirit of demos with a stripped-down version of their song, “Old Wounds.” The release is a teaser for what’s to come in their upcoming collection, Lost Songs: Lines And Shapes.

L.S. Dunes and Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green croons without holding any emotion back from the listener. The haunting melody plays homage to the original arrangement but without the aggressive punk rock varnish. Travis Stever’s open guitar strums do the song justice and reveal the intricate musical road map that the band took from the song’s start to finish. 

“The original guitar part for ‘Old Wounds’ was conceived in the L.S. Dunes text thread,” Stever says about the process. “It was an old riff that I had never used. I stumbled on it, started working on it again, and sent it in the middle of the night. Tim was the only one still awake. Tim had a positive response and showed enthusiasm, so I kept sending the riff ideas to him, and he would give his opinion and notes.”

“The next morning, I ran to my studio space and recorded the guitar parts. At this point, we had numerous instrumental ideas, and it was up to Anthony what songs we would choose for the desert sessions. He sent back the most beautiful and haunting vocals and lyrics to the guitar ideas that would become ‘Old Wounds.’ It then became clear that that would be one of the songs we needed to record.”

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The visualizer accompanying “Old Wounds” DEMO takes fans on a journey to where the single was originally recorded: at a studio in the desert of Joshua Tree, CA. Each member of the group is caught writing and recording their parts against a scenic desert backdrop. Viewers can see the true friendship and camaraderie between the artists as they collaborate for their genuine passion for music. 

What’s next for L.S. Dunes? The band will support Pierce The Veil and Dayseeker on their upcoming North American run. Kicking things off On November 4 in Sacramento, CA, and ending on December 8 in San Diego, CA, the lineup will captivate fans on both coasts. Grab your tickets to experience L.S. Dunes live and in action here.

Tour Dates:

  • Nov. 4—Sacramento, CA @ Hard Rock Live
  • Nov. 5—Fresno, CA @ Fresno Convention Center
  • Nov. 7—Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre
  • Nov. 8—El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
  • Nov. 10—San Antonio, TX @ The Espee
  • Nov. 11—Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
  • Nov. 12—Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall
  • Nov. 14—Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • Nov. 15—Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • Nov. 17—Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
  • Nov. 18—Corbin, KY @ The Corbin Arena
  • Nov. 19—Macon, GA @ Macon City Auditorium
  • Nov. 21—Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
  • Nov. 25—Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
  • Nov. 26—Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
  • Nov. 28—Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory
  • Nov. 30—Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
  • Dec. 2—Des Moines, IA @ Vibrant Music Hall
  • Dec. 3—Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
  • Dec. 5—Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
  • Dec. 7—Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
  • Dec. 8—San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
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