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Listen To Bret McKenzie's New Single - Dave's Place


Dave's Place is the second single off McKenzie's album, due out on August 26th, 2022
Listen To Bret McKenzie's New Single - Dave's Place

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Bret McKenzie. Photo credit: Rebecca McMillan

Bret McKenzie has released a new single from his upcoming album, Songs Without Jokes. Watch the video for Dave's Place, here:

McKenzie says of the track, “Like most of my songs I wrote this one night at home in Wellington while strumming away on my guitar. I then worked with producer Mickey Petralia in L.A. to develop the initial idea. What started off as a three-chord country song, came out the other side an eighties Blade Runner, Dire Straits-esque jam. The song is called 'Dave’s Place' after the late Dave Bianco. Dave was an amazing audio engineer I worked with on various occasions in L.A., but he sadly passed away not long before I started making this record. Dave had a studio in the North Hollywood he referred to as 'Dave’s place’. After he passed I finally worked there and this is the track that came out of that session. I sometimes think Dave is watching over this one." 

Bret McKenzie Songs Without Jokes Tour Poster
McKenzie, along with his seven-piece band, has scheduled a bunch of headline shows for the spring of 2022 in support of Songs Without Jokes, beginning September 2nd in Nelson at Trafalgar Center and closing out at the Auckland Town Hall on September 14th. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (Nelson, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland), Ticketek (Christchurch, Invercargill, Whanganui, or eventfinda (Hastings).

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