Dangermaker’s anticipated debut LP “Black Dream” is a bit dark and mysterious at times, yet also pervasively upbeat, catchy and fun, filled with “lots of energy, cool, dark, angular melodies” (David Bash of IPO). The album represents a true progression for the band musically, the new songs straddle Indie Dance Rock and Classic Alternative, channeling 70′s Bowie, The Clash & The Stooges, and The Black Keys, The Killers & Interpol. Inspired by this wide pool of influence, their recent personal struggle, and the desire to create a blend of musical styles that resonates with audiences, this core of passionate musicians has crafted a provocative debut album which has led to recent showcases at SXSW and CMJ, propelling the band forward into 2013.
"'Black Dream' fits in nicely with anyone's collection, the melodies and instrumentation sometimes remind you of the feel of 60's pop. This is not a retro group, however, by any means. A modern rock foundation with pop sensibilities. The instrumentation is intriguing. It pulls you in and keeps you listening. There is a cohesive sound, yet the sound is not redundant. This is an album I can listen to from start to finish without skipping a track. My only complaint is that it ended too soon..."
- Power Population Album Revie
"A young indie-rock band who take classic rock stylings and bring them into The New Millennium – that's Dangermaker. Lots of energy, cool, dark, angular melodies is their forte, and they're doing it very well right now!"
- David Bash, IPO San Francisc
"This is a real rock and roll album. Like in the movies."
- Uncle Farkus Album Revie
"A cross of Mick Jagger and David Bowie might make one scary looking dude, but his voice would sure intrigue. This SF act does a dead-on imitation of that unholy mash-up, then supports "him" with juicy sleaze-rock guitars, a la another wildly skilled wildman: Keith Richards."
- Editor's review from CNET/download.co
"I'd rate Dangermaker as one of my top 5 favorite indie bands in the Bay Area. The magic behind Dangermaker's music is the accessibility in the sound, the listener 'gets' the melody with the first listen... much better than anything the majority of unsigned bands can produce on their own. If these guys don't make it big, or if at least the local radios don't start playing them, then this is one fat, unfair, life we all live in."
- Eugenia Loli-Queru, The Owl Mag Album Revie
"San Francisco’s Dangermaker play slick, haunting guitar rock that goes perfectly with a shot of whiskey and an absence of light. Don’t bother listening to this band first thing in the morning as you enjoy a bran muffin with your skim latte. This is not a breakfast band. Instead, you should throw on their EP at the tail end of a three-day bender when you’ve jacked up the stereo and you’re just looking to make one last pass at the girl sitting by herself at the end of the bar. I can’t say for certain, but I’m pretty sure Dangermaker are creatures of the night - which works for me because I am definitely not a morning person."
- Ethan Kanat, Tough Customer Records