The Dangerous Summer is an Indie / Rock band from Ellicott City, Maryland. The band formed in the summer of 2006 to write their first EP, There Is No Such Thing as Science, which drew the attention of Hopeless Records and other labels in 2007. They signed with Hopeless Records within 8 months (in April 2007) of starting the band during their senior year of high school. They then re-released their debut EP under a new name, If You Could Only Keep Me Alive, with new songs included.
In April 2009 the band played The Bamboozle.
The band's debut studio album, Reach for the Sun, was released on May 5, 2009, and reached #42 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
The band's name is taken from the novel of the same name. The band has stated influences from Third Eye Blind, Bright Eyes, U2, Phil Collins, Explosions in the Sky, Jimmy Eat World, and Andrew McMahon.
Their song "The Permanent Rain" was recently used in a trailer for the movie Love Happens, starring Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart.
The band's second full-length album titled, 'War Paint' will be released on July 19 2011.
The band has also recorded an acoustic version of Reach for the Sun to be released in early 2011.
They will be playing on the entire Warped Tour 2011 on the Nintendo 3DS stage.