2009-09-22

New music from Savannah: Dare Dukes @ Flicker on October 3rd

As I listen now to the songs that stream from Dare Dukes' MySpace page I'm definitely feeling an overwhelming sincerity in the delivery of his vocals, which are accompanied by acoustic guitars, and occasionally strings, xylophone-sounding mallet percussion, some keyboard-y sounds, and good backup vocals, and who knows what else. It's definitely some home brewed but professionally tuned americana pop.

Relavant publicity communication:

Dare recently released his debut album Prettiest Transmitter of All, which Dave Mandl of The Brooklyn Rail called “…passionately sung, and loaded with inventive instrumental arrangements, surprising melodic twists, and multiple layers of wonderful, shimmery guitar work. And it rocks out, too. A joy to listen to.” Insomnia Radio went as far as to call it "one of the best we've heard all year."

The songs that make up Prettiest Transmitter of All, are a striking combination of incisive intelligence and sweet, doleful hooks. Looking past the shiny surfaces of American life, the Savannah, GA-based singer-songwriter chronicles the everyday world, mining the margins for the eccentric characters and bizarre events that are the heart of his music.

His first single "Bakersfield" is now available for free download.


Remember, that will be October 3rd, at Flicker. Summer Hymns will also be playing.

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