Double Line

by Dragon Inn 3

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GOTO GOSUB
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GOTO GOSUB Discovered thanks to being featured in the ASAP podcast, ep34. Favorite track: Bad Boy.
xlr12
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xlr12 Every track on this album is enjoyable. Normally I only find a couple songs per album but I listen to this whole set every time I play it. Look forward to more in the future. Favorite track: Double Line Theme.
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Luke Wilson I’ve been a fan of SSLYBY since 2009 and I love this refreshing new side project. As SSLYBY slowly progressed away from weird twee rock to full-on streamlined alternative with each album, I felt less enthusiastic about what they produced (don’t get me wrong: I still love their newer stuff, it just feels less bold & innovative). But Dragon Inn 3 feels as lovely and interesting as their Pershing days, with the added bonus of radio-friendly nostalgia (i.e., there’s a bigger mass appeal for my less explorative friends). Favorite track: Bad Boy.
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Dragon Inn 3's debut LP clocks in at 28 minutes, but the band spent six years whittling away on the songs that would eventually become Double Line. Combining sugary pop hooks, hypnotic beats, and huge MOOG synths, Dragon Inn 3's playful take on 80s pop could double as the soundtrack to a John Hughes movie (if John Hughes directed Blade Runner).

The cinematic origins of Dragon Inn 3 can be traced back to 2012, when Philip Dickey (leader of the indie-pop group Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin) wrote a theme song for the award-winning short film Ghoul School. "If you watch the trailer you can tell it's the same premise and look as Stranger Things–we just accidentally made it three years before them," Dickey says. "I had so much fun making the soundtrack with the director (E.P. Marcus) that we decided to start a band."

Dickey recruited his sister, Sharon Bowie, an occupational therapist, and his wife, children's librarian Grace Bentley, to help with songwriting and vocal duties. The group self-released the Ghoul School Soundtrack EP in late 2012, receiving high praise from Consequence of Sound, Philadelphia's WXPN, and The Riverfront Times, before climbing to #1 on Bandcamp's cassette charts.

Then it was back to the studio (i.e. the bedrooms, kitchens, garages, and hotel rooms that doubled as makeshift recording studios). In between full-time jobs, parenthood, graduate school classes, and cross country moves, the members of Dragon Inn 3 put Double Line to tape. "I'm a stay-at-home dad now, so I would work on song arrangements and rough mixes when our toddler was taking his naps," explains Dickey. "Grace would come home from work and record all her parts after his bedtime. We recorded all the breathy vocals in the living room and all the yelly parts in the garage so we wouldn't wake him up."

Praise for Double Line:

"wonderfully sharp songwriting and tasteful studio craft." - All Music (4 stars)

"an homage to everything we loved about John Hughes' movies, MTV videos and Miami Vice." - WXPN World Cafe / NPR Music

"80's style neon-lit future pop with big, sugary warm analog synths and a sugared edge" - Bandcamp "New & Notable Release"

"...satisfy your need for saccharine party riffs, steeped in synths." - Grimy Goods

"...dangerously charming and stealing the entire show. The quartet is bringing back sounds that have been missing from pop." - AXS

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released August 17, 2018

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Dragon Inn 3 Kansas City, Missouri

A recording project featuring members of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and friends.

Debut LP "Double Line" out now on American Laundromat Records.

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