Rocks Like: The Dangerous Summer, Valencia, Hit The Lights
Check Out: "The Way That You Left Me" single
Dear You formed in 2009 because “we decided we had enough of trying to emulate our favorite bands,” says vocalist Chris Roach. “We wanted to do something we felt had [the attention of] our whole heart.” Working with Kevin Gates (Never Shout Never, the Ready Set) gave the Beaumont, Texas, pop-rock quartet the professional sound and guidance they were looking for; a guest spot by Dangerous Summer vocalist AJ Perdomo on their most recent single, “The Way That You Left Me,” also didn’t hurt. “2012 is going to be a year we make strides,” Roach says.