DARE Drops “Violation of Trust”

“runs circle pits around virtually all of the band’s better-established peers” – Decibel Magazine

As they look ahead to Friday’s release of their Revelation Records debut Against All Odds, Orange County Straight Edge band DARE have unveiled the album’s third and final single — the stomping, grooving “Violation of Trust.”

Read a new interview with DARE + listen to “Violation of Trust” via BrooklynVegan (or share the track on YouTube).

DARE specialize in an intense sound that is as deliciously fierce as it is infectious.  Within the first few seconds of Against All Odds, it’s clear that DARE will continue Southern California’s reputation as a breeding ground for superb hardcore punk.

From a lyrical perspective, Against All Odds is a profoundly personal record for vocalist Angel Garcia that finds him facing up to the brutality that minorities have increasingly have faced in America in recent years. “For the last 3 years, I lived in a place where I felt uncomfortable simply for the color of my skin, and the toll it had on me was something I didn’t know I had until I moved away. There’s a song called ‘All I See…’ that is pretty much about that and the perpetuation against my people and others alike. It’s a feeling like you don’t have a voice after seeing the constant violence against, and unjust killings, of people of color.”

With Against All Odds finally hitting stores, there’s no question Garcia and DARE are comfortable in their skin. “We’re not afraid to sound a little out there and do our own thing, and we never have been. We represent the Straight Edge and all the people of color out there. Everything this band is would be nothing without our friends and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.”

DARE will be on tour this September with Terror — tour dates can be found below.  Pre-orders are available for Against All Odds here.  Revisit their music video for “A Different Method” here, and look for more news from DARE soon.

Artist photo by: John JR.

Against All Odds, track listing:

1.  OC Slam

2.  V.O.T.

3.  Never Yours

4.  Different Method

5.  Synthetic Love

6.  Neglect

7.  Dare2be

8.  Better Off

9.  Hard to Cope

10.  All I See…

11.  Fed Up

DARE, live:

September 6  Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge *

September 7  Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall *

September 8  Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room *

September 9  Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *

September 10  San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *

September 11  Santa Cruz, CA @ Vets Hall *

September 12  Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *

September 14  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *

September 15  Denver, CO @ Globe Hall *

September 17  Dallas, TX @ Three Links *

September 18  San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Underground *

September 19  Houston, TX @ The Secret Group *

September 20  Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room *

September 21  Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street *

September 22  Memphis, TN @ Growlers *

September 23  Nashville, TN @ Studio 615 ^

* w/ Terror, Drain, One Step Closer

^ w/ Terror, Comeback Kid, Love Is Red, Misery Signals, Drain + more

DARE is:

Aaron McQueen – Bass

Angel Garcia – Vocals

Anaiah Lei – Drums

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