Back in September, TSS members Brian Dales, Josh Montgomery, John Gomez, Stephen Gomez, and Jess Bowen agreed that the band had run its course and that it was time to break up. But -- plot twist -- the sad decision ended up being extremely serendipitous. It sparked a whole new era of the band. They decided that their story wasn't over just yet and produced a refreshing new album they were genuinely stoked on.
"We were free. Mostly from ourselves. I dropped my ego. We stopped giving a fuck about what anyone else thought of us," lead singer Brian Dales wrote in a Tumblr blog post. "We were gonna put out one last “farewell album” and call it a day. I stopped trying to write a “hit song” and realized the 11 songs we had in front of us were good enough. The reality is, once we stopped overthinking it, we realized everything we needed was right in front of us."
And thank god for that realization -- because now we have 11 new, playful tracks from the band that serve as a "good vibes only" playlist. Only The Summer Set could have a song called "All Downhill From Here" that isn't even the least bit depressing.
Here's how The Summer Set's new album Stories For Monday will soundtrack your weekend (and inspire your future Instagram captions).
On Friday you’ll "Figure It Out" and celebrate:
"I believe there’s more to life than all my problems / I just wanna fall in love before I’m dead"
Saturday you will go out, have fun, and you will NOT text "Missin' You" to your ex-bae:
“No more wasted days / Addicted to your face”
And Sunday you’ll look back and realize your weekend wasn’t “Wasted”:
“Growing up can make you stupid / but we do the best we can”
Check out The Summer Set on the 'Stories For Monday' Tour this spring:
April 13 - Anaheim, Calif. @ House Of Blues
April 15 - San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic
April 16 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom
April 18 - Austin, Texas @ Sidewinder
April 19 - Dallas, Texas @ Trees
April 21 - St Louis, Mo. @ The Ready Room
April 22 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Garage
April 23 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
April 24 - Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge
April 26 - Omaha, Neb. @ The Waiting Room
April 27 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly's
April 30 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Club Sound
May 3 - Seattle, Wash. @ Chop Suey
May 4 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
May 6 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Boardwalk
May 7 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy Theatre
May 21 - Orlando, Fla. @ The Social
May 22 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
May 24 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
May 25 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 26 - New York, N.Y. @ The Gramercy Theatre
May 27 - New York, N.Y. @ The Gramercy Theatre
May 28 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
May 29 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Altar Bar
May 31 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre
June 1 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Crofoot Ballroom