Alt-rock outfit DAKAR is proud to announce that their newest two-track EP, Over The Line is out now. Over the Line’s B-side features the band’s cover of Tom Petty‘s “You Wreck Me“. The single release is one of several new songs to drop through the spring in advance of live dates this summer.
Listen to the EP title track “Over The Line” below.
David Benfield (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar) stated:
“With ‘Over The Line‘ we wanted to record an unabashed warning about what happens when corporate stooges are given the keys to the castle. If you follow the trends we’re seeing around the world to their logical conclusion, it ends in police states; plutocracies, oligarchies.“
Renown Filmmaker/Musician Kimmo Kuusniemi adds:
“DAKAR has good energy that does make your foot start tapping. In this evermore digital over processed world it is great to hear honest old school rock that makes you feel good and smile. It would be cool to see DAKAR live on stage!”
Over The Line follows DAKAR‘s 2019 EP Come And Get It with a similar array of guitar-driven hooks and politically-charged themes; in this case, the excesses of modern law enforcement manifest as a plutocratic, totalitarian corporate police state.
DAKAR is a rock band from Duval County, Florida, named after the street in the Murray Hill neighborhood where it was founded by David Benfield and Darrell Edmunds in 2015. The songwriting pair based their work in the style of 90s alternative and evolved from there, incorporating elements of indie, punk, modern, and southern rock with an unabashed penchant for pro-democracy, anti-facist, pro-diversity, anti-racist themes. Their EP, Come And Get It is now available for purchase and streaming on various platforms.