The Dares are a bunch of New Yorkers who produce a very English jingly jangly indie sound.
They remind me of so many classic indie bands from the past I just can't be bothered to list them all. So they should be one of those "Ok, but we've heard it all before" bands.....but no, The Dares incorporate all that indie stuff but with style. The boy/girl vocals, the jangly guitar, the twee keyboards. They make it all their own.
They have an album due out on Skipping Stones Records sometime soon.
The Dares - John Peel's Record Collection