Musically, ‘The Summer of Hate’ became our homage to the sounds of The Damned, The MC5, and probably a bit of the Stooges in there as well,” says Courtney Taylor-Taylor of rockers THE DANDY WARHOLS. Talking about their propulsive and powerful new single The Summer of Hate whose A.I.-generated video is released today, he adds, “The record was the manifestation of our desire to hear a record of heavy raw punk and metal guitar riffs handled in a way that we felt was cooler than the standard knuckle draggin’ man-rock that still tends to dominate a lot of popular culture in America.”

Combining minor chords and styling them into a revved and greased banger, “The Summer of Hate” marks a swift left hook by a band whose ability to defy odds and switch gears has been a trademark of their indefinable alt-rock foundation. A psych-rock manifesto that incorporates gritty guitars and fuzzed-out vocals with a rhythm so supple and sexy that it belongs on constant rotation on a midnight dancefloor, it’s the perfect embodiment of what Rock And Folk called “the band we’ve all been waiting for.”

The band kicks off a run of West Coast and Southwest dates this October with The Black Angels (Queen Kwong opens about half the dates).  Starting in Tempe, AZ’s The Marquee on Oct. 6, they will be hitting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Dallas and headlining the LEVITATION Festival in Austin with numerous other cities along the way.

Oct 06   The Marquee                                              Tempe, AZ                             
Oct 07   191 Toole                                                      Tucson, AZ                            
Oct 08   Pappy and Harriets                                   Pioneertown, CA                   
Oct 09   Observatory North Park                           San Diego, CA                       
Oct 10   The Bellweather                                         Los Angeles, CA                    
Oct 11   Glass House                                                 Pomona, CA                          
Oct 13   Majestic Ventura Theater                         Ventura, CA                           
Oct 14   The Fillmore                                                San Francisco, CA                
Oct 15   The Fillmore                                                San Francisco, CA
Oct 18   Roseland                                                      Portland, OR
Oct 19   Vogue Theatre   CA                                    Vancouver, BC
Oct 25   Ferris Wheelers                                         Dallas, TX
Oct 26   RISE Roofrop                                             Houston, TX
Oct 28   LEVITATION                                             Austin, TX | Listen Up