When Philip Dickey starts a band, he looks to his closest compatriots to fill out the ranks. In high school, he hooked up with his friend Will Knauer to form Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, adding his new pal John Robert Cardwell as a college freshman. For his latest endeavor, he looked no further than his own family and the man who’s been behind the lens for each SSLYBY video. With his sister Roni Dickey and camera-man-turned-bandmate Brook Linder, they became Dragon Inn 3.
The new band is set to self-release their debut EP, Ghoul School, on November 3rd on cassette and digital download. As a first taste of the trio’s synth-pop sounds, they’ve released the lead single, “Up in the Business”. Drenched in electronic reverb, the track bounces along as the sister Dickey takes lead over clapping drums and a swaying synth line. There’s a distinctly 80s soundtrack vibe throughout, which is fitting as the cover of Ghoul School claims it’s the “original soundtrack of the major video picture.” Check out “Up in the Business” below, then pre-order the EP at the Dragon Inn 3’s Bandcamp.