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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]

Athfest 2012


See you at the New Earth Music Hall this Friday, June 22!



Flicker Theater & Bar – 03.30.12 – Athens, GA – Mazarine Records Block Party

Mazarine Records Block Party
Friday, March 30, 2012
8:00pm - 21+
263 West Washington Street
Athens, GA 30601

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All Together Now at Mazarine Records


Words have been given, hands have been shaken, and I’m very excited to announce that I have joined the terrific group of lovelies at Mazarine Records in Athens, Georgia.  Mazarine is Athens’ youngest and coolest record label—biased, me?  Their artists include post-rock heroes pacificUV and much-adored indie folksters Hope for Agoldensummer.  They’re reinventing the way record companies do business.  And I’m thrilled that Thugs and China Dolls will be released by them!


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Prepared Piano (in the Forest)


Suny Lyons “prepares” pianos the old fashioned way: by hurling them into the woods behind his studio, breaking them apart with hammers, then miking the pile.  This in service of building the chaotic ending for the song “Thugs and China Dolls.”

Suny Lyons Prepares a Piano for Dare Dukes' "Thugs and China Dolls"

More photos of Suny’s handiwork after the jump.

Proof We Attended Athens Americana Festival 2011


Dare Dukes + the Blackstock Collection at Athens Americana Festival 2011
Photo by Justin Evans


Little Kings – 04.30.11 – Athens, GA –

Saturday, April 30, 2011
TBD - 21+ Buy Tickets
Athens, GA

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Jeremy Picks Up Good Vibrations

Jeremy Wheatley takes us to Creepsville while tracking for “Thugs and China Dolls.” He bows a vibraphone in search of just the right electric-saw sound.

Jeremy Wheatley Bowing the Vibraphone

Jeremy Go Boom

Jeremy Wheatley banging on stuff for “Mighty Love.”

Jeremy Wheatley on percussion for Dare Dukes' "Mighty Love"