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RIP Dunes Drops Debut Album on March 1st and Teases Release With "I Dare" Single/Music Video!

Updated: Apr 26

New York City has always been a hub of musical talent, and we're stoked to tell you about the upcoming debut album of RIP Dunes, set to release on March 1, 2024. This project is the brainchild of the uber-talented Matthew Iwanusa, who has already received acclaim for his work with indie band Caveman. With his critical recognition from NPR's Tiny Desk, FADER GEN F, and Stereogum Progress Report, we can't wait to see what he'll bring to the table with RIP Dunes.

So, what can you expect from RIP Dunes? Well, they're a fresh and exciting project that draws inspiration from iconic bands like Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church, and The Cure. But don't worry, they're not just a copycat - they have their own unique sound that's bound to knock your socks off.

To give you a taste of what they're all about, RIP Dunes has released a music video for their latest single, "I Dare." It perfectly showcases their original and captivating style, with creative visuals that portray the band's musical prowess and imaginative spirit. And, let's be real, who doesn't love a music video that features T-1000 from Terminator 2, Hatsune Miku, and Boston Dynamics' Spot robot dog? Sign us up!

Matthew's love for synths is no secret, but he's explored new sounds for RIP Dunes' debut album. As he explains, "I was stuck at home with nothing to do, so I decided to try my hand at playing the 12-string guitar. It became a driving force behind the songwriting process for the album, and I'm thrilled with the outcome." And we couldn't be happier about it.

So, mark your calendars for March 1, 2024, because RIP Dunes is about to take the music world by storm. Get ready to be blown away by their fresh sound, creative visuals, and unique style. We're here for it, and we hope you are too!



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