Of The Dark I Dare has a unique brand of electro-luxe cemetery pop which unites Rickey Lumpkin II’s dark keyboard landscapes with the brave melodies and soaring vocals of Tracy Lorin. The volatile mixture is tethered solidly in place by the unwavering rhythms of drummer, Christopher Hendrich.
The trio blends two “seemingly polar opposite thresholds, Gothic and dance/electronica, almost seamlessly.” As stated by Planet Stereo.
Of the Dark I Dare’s has a new release on the horizon titled ‘Drowning.’
Using arpeggiating chimes and synths to set a haunting, somber tone. the track discusses the untimely death of vocalist Tracy Lorin’s sister and the difficult process of coping after such an unexpected tragedy. The band reminds us of Paramore meets Muse meets Goldfrapp, leaning into dark rock elements while introducing the genre to electronic production.
It feels as though they want to reach a part of you that was previously unknown, to take you where you may not want to go, or so you thought. Whether you wish to go or not, Of the Dark I Dare’s pull is irresistible. With traces of Phantogram or Bat for Lashes, there is no denying that you are witnessing a fresh exploration of musical freedom and power.
Lumpkin (affectionately dubbed the Unicorn by Lorin) and Hendrich were both born in Germany, while Lorin is from Philly. There is a special chemistry, a brooding mixture of dark and light, that gives them a flavor all their own, which has garnered them placements in film and opening for the band Berlin.
“…[Of the Dark I Dare’s] music is dark and alternative, blending unusual tonalities with modern structures and melodies. ‘HOME’ is a beautiful & cinematic track that’ll hypnotize you from the first listen.” – GroundSounds
“Haunting synths and scattered electronic beats help the mystic imagery feel both mysterious and modern.” – The Vinyl District
Lorin, modest and unassuming, blushes at such praise, no doubt recalling the days when she would only sing in the closet… Literally. The music has become an act of self-discovery and transformation, equal parts mad science and deep human longing, coaxing audiences to discover what has been waiting for them silently, seductively: The gravitational pull of their own souls.
Of The Dark I Dare is
TRACY LORIN VOCALS
RICKEY LUMPKIN KEYS
CHRISTOPHER HENDRICH DRUMS
PHOTO CREDIT ANNIE SPRATT
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