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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

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Jim White, Aficionado of the Found

Below you’ll see Jim White, producer and aficionado of the found, recording improvisations on his homemade bell-box contraption for “Simon Says.”

Thanks to Jim, who’s producing it, the song has finally taken on a life of its own. A few months back I was toying with the idea of leaving this song off the new record, because an arrangement was eluding me. What we did this weekend was lovely, thanks to Jim, Suny, Andrew, JoJo, and Liz.

Jim White play bells on "Simon Says"

JoJo in a Cibachrome Haze

JoJo Glidewell (Modern Skirts) developing a very pretty piano line for “Simon Says.”

JoJo Glidewell on piano

My Middleschool Dream

If not for braces, I would’ve played the French horn in middle school. Instead, I had to play baritone. Liz Hartin made a dream deferred finally come true today. Here she is tracking French horn on “Simon Says.”

Liz Hartin