Dash The Assassin

Dash The Assassin

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Innovative Alt/Rock

Biography

Dash the Assassin is a statement and an action. It’s a movement to bring positive social and spiritual change by combating the negative thoughts we face each day. Drawing influences from bands such as Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dredg, and The Cure, Dash writes engaging music with heartfelt emotion and intricately crafted lyrics.

In 2006, Dash were selected to play a date on the Warped Tour along with opening for national acts Kill Hannah, The Pink Spiders, Spitalfield, Valencia, Shiny Toy Guns, Last Tuesday, and Spoken. The year also included various Midwest tours, the release of a four song EP “Chaos You Can Trust”, recording their first album, and starting a label, Blindland Entertainment.

In March of 2007, Dash released What We Learn from Failure, the band’s debut full-length album including the single “Soft Locks on Glassy Blues”. Dash's commitment to innovative music with painstakingly selected lyrics can be heard from the very beginning. “We are One”, the first song written by the band, speaks honestly of the closeness felt to the victims who continue to suffer in Darfur and a longing to be a voice for those who can not speak for themselves. The music is a canvas for these lyrics, overlaying hard backbeats with atmospheric guitars and intricately crafted vocal melodies. The occasional, well placed key or synth part adds warmth and depth, and completes the personal yet epic feeling of the music.

Lyrics

Soft Locks on Glassy Blues

Written By: J. David Blanchard

accents on semitones, the shade of night so beautiful
it was a quick, quick descent down when I saw you in that room
inspired by the fire light, I took a chance there by your side
so swift, so slow, I can’t let you go

soft locks on glassy blues
the waves shimmer to reflect the moon
subtly they speak to me
a lonely captain on this raging sea
searching for the ability
to will and to survive

like alkaline and iodine, the chemistry between you and I
it goes tic, tock just like clock work, we’re running out of time
I’m oxygen and you’re a flame, fuel to burn and then to blame
so callous, so cruel, my advances prove

soft locks on glassy blues
the waves shimmer to reflect the moon
subtly they speak to me
a lonely captain on this raging sea
searching for the ability
to will and to survive

when you leave, don’t linger on with long goodbye’s
I can see right through your lies
when you go, don’t speak just walk away
wipe the smile from your face
just run away

soft locks on glassy blues
the waves shimmer to reflect the moon
subtly they speak to me
a lonely captain on this raging sea
searching for the ability
to will and to survive

We are One

Written By: J. David Blanchard

I can’t imagine from a thousand miles away
the horrific scenes of violence you must live with every day
I’ll never comprehend the hell that you’ve been through
but no matter how I try, I can’t rid myself of

you in the corner of my mind
painting pictures I can’t bear
you in the corner of my mind

you have no home
losing hope
growing cold
without love

we are one

who preserves a child’s thoughts from being over run
who protects the young when hatred overcomes
see we’re not so distant, I could be in your shoes
all my faults seem trivial, when I am compared to

you in the corner of my mind
painting pictures I can’t bear
you in the corner of my mind

you have no home
losing hope
growing cold
without love

we are one

where is the love, where is the love in our world
when is enough, when is enough to let go
follow my lead, follow my lead

it seems like a dream that’s to far away
a perfect place where love conquers hate
I know I’m a dreamer who wants to believe
come follow my lead, follow my lead

you have no home
losing hope
growing cold
without love

we are one

Best of Days

Written By: J. David Blanchard

Feet kicked up in the parking lot
He says man we got to try and take a shot
If we sit to long then our souls might rot

Dreams are like a fog that drifts away
When the thick is hit by the light of day
It’s true, you seldom can catch them

Moving in patterns
Complex algorithms

Time brings the winds of change to sweep across our lives
We may never feel again the way we do tonight
I can taste the moment as it slips away
Don’t want to let it go
These are the best of days

Like this when you drift away
forget yourself in a memory
it’s proof that life is a comedy

cold and cryptic lullabies
seem so sweet when your by my side
it’s true, we’re only beginning

Moving in patterns
Complex algorithms

Time brings the winds of change to sweep across our lives
We may never feel again the way we do tonight
I can taste the moment as it slips away
Don’t want to let it go
These are the best of days

Discography

Dash The Assassin (Self-titled) EP - January 2006

Chaos You Can Trust EP - November 2006

What We Learn From Failure - March 2007

Singles:
"Soft Locks on Glassy Blues"
"We are One"
"Best of Days"

Set List

30 min. Set:
Believe
Understand
We are One
Haunting
Best of Days
Soft Locks on Glassy Blues

45 min set:
Believe
Ghost
We are One
Understand
What We Learn From Failure
Haunting
Oxygen
Best of Days
Soft Locks on Glassy Blues

Extended sets available.
*All Originals