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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: “Meet You at the Bus” by Dare Dukes

Look up dear, it’s a the black and blue sky.
Feel underfoot where sidewalk cries.
‘Twixt ourselves there is salvation.
I can feel it when we’re kissing at the station.

I will meet you at the bus,
meet you at the bus (the bus!)
I will meet you at the bus,
meet you at the bus (the bus!)
Let’s be reckless just the two of us.
Let’s meet at the bus

Parents, priests, and neighbors
Don’t get the ache we suffer in this
Terrarium with gasoline grass. Just
Two lovely creatures pressed against the Plexiglas.

We’re not scared of their curfew.
We lost faith in bullets and church pews,
The Las Vegas lipstick shrines
Cannot compare with the flashing yellow lines.


I hear the angels’ melodies:
Wheels spinning to far off cities.
Our hiding place in our arms.
And this bus ticket is our lucky charm.

I will meet you at the bus.

American Songwriter Mag Premiere’s Our Video!


Boy, are we proud.

The luscious music magazine American Songwriter has premiered our new video for “Meet You at the Bus.”   Have a look and tell us what you think!

All this sparkle and wonderment is due to the magic people at Reader Films in Austin.  Especially Max Benitez (director) and Kristin Wernicke Benitez (producer).

Music That Isn’t Bad Posts “Meet You at the Bus”


Minneapolis music blog Music That Isn’t Bad posts “Meet You at the Bus” and says some very nice things:

“With hints of Tom Waits, Dare Dukes has made a wonderful album that takes a quirky romp around the American landscape, exploring the people and places that comprise it. With plenty of horns, banjo and accordion parts there’s no lack of musical diversity, and Dare Dukes does a great job of rallying all that sound under a single banner based around smart, upbeat, pop-folk hooks and breakdowns.”

Indie Rock Reviews Posts “Meet You at the Bus”


Indie Rock Reviews posts “Meet You at the Bus” and says nice things:

“Somewhere between They Might Be Giants’ off-kilter playfulness and The Decemberists americana romanticism lies Dare Dukes’ brand new single ‘Meet You At The Bus.'”