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Get Ready to Rock: The Upcoming Tour and Latest Single from RIP Dunes

Updated: Mar 18


Autumn is in the air, and music is on the horizon as RIP Dunes, the brainchild of Matthew Iwanusa, formerly of Caveman, sets off on a tour this October in the North East. The indie music scene is buzzing with excitement for this unique sound and style that has been gaining attention, with only a few shows under their belt. Fans of RIP Dunes can finally rejoice as they hit the road to bring their music to the Northeast.


Matthew Iwanusa, the mastermind behind RIP Dunes, fully immerses himself in the things that capture his attention. Whether it's his beloved hometown of New York, his favorite basketball team, or the unforgettable memories of his youth - he is all in. With his work on RIP Dunes, Iwanusa has moved away from his past love of synths, instead exploring a new avenue of songwriting with the help of his newly purchased 12-string guitar. His creative spark was ignited just before the pandemic hit, and the resulting isolation gave him the perfect opportunity to develop his sound and style. The result is a unique and captivating blend of musical influences quickly making waves in the indie music scene.



Iwanusa's musical journey began at a young age, with his parents' love of music and his natural inclination towards it. Growing up in New York City, he was exposed to various musical genres and styles, which inspired him to write his own songs. Over the years, he played in several bands, but it wasn't until he formed Caveman in 2010 that things took off. The band quickly gained a following, touring with some of the biggest names in indie rock and earning critical acclaim for their unique sound. Iwanusa's musical vision has continued to evolve with his latest project, RIP Dunes, showcasing his songwriter skill and his love of experimentation.


For Iwanusa, music and memories go hand in hand. Although he was raised in Brooklyn, his summers were spent on the shores of Lake Michigan, where the dunes towered over him and inspired a sense of wonder. It's only fitting that his latest musical endeavor is an ode to those nostalgic moments, with the project aptly named RIP Dunes. Through his music, Iwanusa pays homage to the experiences that shaped him and the beauty surrounding him growing up.



The latest single, "Is It Real?", has already been making waves in the music scene, and for good reason. The music video is a must-see for any music lover, featuring a wax museum with various cameos from celebrities like The Pope, Audrey Hepburn, and Samuel L. Jackson. This video alone showcases the level of creativity and unique vision RIP Dunes brings to the table.


If you're an indie music fan, RIP Dunes is a band you don't want to miss. With a sound that draws inspiration from some of the most influential bands in the genre, they're carving out their niche and quickly making waves in the scene. With their growing body of work, you can experience their music live in concert and see for yourself what all the hype is about. So mark your calendars and get ready to rock out with RIP Dunes!



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