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Mazarine Records


U.S. Publicity:

Jeffrey Smith
Crash Avenue
jeffrey [at] crash-avenue [dot com]


European Publicity:

Peter Holmstedt
peter.holmstedt [at] telia [dot com]
+46 (0)33.26.0210



Dare likes to play any place where people want to hear him—living rooms, stadiums, art galleries, derelict strip malls, glitzy music venues filled with trend-setting starlets, fire-gutted churches with free enchiladas. Write STS Booking, and together we will find a way:

Bright Elephant [at] gmail [dot com]


Dare Dukes

dd [at] daredukes [dot com]

Lyrics: “From a Plane” by Dare Dukes

I measure the hours
in paper clips and fluorescent shadows.
The worker ant cowers
to carry out the will of his fellows.

Through the smoked glass,
a concrete sea navigated by sports coups.
O green grass!
Rise up again to mark my escape route.

From a plane it looks like a board game,
A million kinds all summed up the same way,

I have no plan,
not anyway in Powerpoint form.
I am an ape man.
I walk toward shelter and away from storm.


I dare not hope up in the air.
Got only minis and compressed oxygen.
I feel the stewardess’s stare.
I’d take her with me
if she wasn’t one of them

I have no plan,
just some ballpoint on my finger bones.
I am an ape man.
I follow my gut to the Forbidden Zone.


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