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Video: Dance Gavin Dance – Summer Gladness

Dance Gavin DanceSacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have premiered a music video from their seventh studio LP.  The song is titled “Summer Gladness” and appears on the album Mothership, which dropped back in October 2016 via Rise Records.

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Video: Dance Gavin Dance – Inspire The Liars

Dance Gavin DanceSacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have premiered a music video from their seventh studio LP.  The song is titled “Inspire The Liars” and appears on the album Mothership, which dropped back in October 2016 via Rise Records.

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Dance Gavin Dance

Mothership

Rise Records
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Rating: 1/5

 
 

 

 
Dance Gavin Dance have now been with us for just over a decade, they are an experimental post hardcore band from California that incorporate numerous styles into their constantly evolving sounds. They were born out of the ashes of numerous bands including Farewell Unknown, Ghost Runner on Third and Atherton which may go someway to explaining the diverse influences on display in their hybrid of post hardcore stylings. Mothership is their seventh album to date and it serves as the follow up to their 2015 album, Instant Gratification.
 
Mothership opens with White 21, this track features a technical guitar riff and staccato drum riff overlaid with a mix growled and melodic pop punk vocals, if I’m honest I found  that all thirteen tracks stuck to this blueprint. Dance Gavin Dance feature elements of post hardcore, math rock and screamo, to name just a few of the influences on this album, but from my perspective that’s not an encouraging combination. I found that Mothership rapidly became a long protracted technical exercise, punctuated by the dual vocal styles, that I found somewhat tiresome before I’d got halfway through the album.
 
Mothership is a very polished and flawlessly produced album, but for me I found it to be formulaic and repetitive, however given their last album was their most successful to date, and is suspect this one will surpass it, maybe it’s just that this is an album that isn’t for me. If you’re a fan of this kind of technical math rock infused post hardcore then I’d recommend you get this album, however as far I’m concerned the Mothership can leave without me.
 
Mothership was released via Rise Records and can be ordered via iTunes and physical formats can be purchased here
 

Video: Dance Gavin Dance – Young Robot

Dance Gavin DanceSacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have premiered a music video from their seventh studio LP.  The song is titled “Young Robot” and will appear on the album Mothership, which is set to drop on October 7, 2016 via Rise Records.

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Dance Gavin Dance Announce LP Release, Tour Dates And Video

Dance Gavin DanceSacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have dropped a new music video for the song Betrayed By The Game, off their forthcoming 7th studio LP, Mothership, which is out on October 7th on Rise Records. Dance Gavin Dance kick off their fall touring schedule with an appearance at Chain Fest this weekend, followed by a headline tour with The Contortionist, Hail The Sun and Good Tiger  

You can pre-order Mothership, including bundles, here

Tour Dates can be viewed, and tickets can be purchased, here

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Dance Gavin Dance To Release New LP This Fall

Dance Gavin DanceSacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have announced details for their seventh studio LP.  The disc will be titled Mothership and is set to drop on October 7, 2016 via Rise Records.  The album serves as the follow up to 2015’s Instant Gratification. Pre-orders are available on MerchNow and iTunes.

Track listing and Fall tour dates are below.

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Dance Gavin Dance To Release 7th Studio LP ‘Mothership’

Dance Gavin Dance MSSacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have announced details for their seventh studio LP, Mothership, which will be released on October 7th via Rise Records. The thirteen track album serves as the follow up to 2015’s Instant Gratification. Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act which fuses elements of emo, post-hardcore, jazz fusion, progressive rock and screamo into their signature sound, has seen their last five album’s chart on the Billboard Top 200. They have announced an extensive US and UK Tour in support of Mothership

Pre-orders for Mothership are now available on iTunes and here

US and UK tour dates, and a preview video for the UK tour, can be seen below

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Video: Sianvar – Psychosis Succumbing

Post-hardcore supergroup Sianvar have released “Psychosis Succumbing”, the latest single from their upcoming debut full-length Stay Lost. The record, performed by genre heavyweights Will Swan (Dance Gavin Dance), Donovan Melero (Hail the Sun), Sergio Medina (Stolas), and Joe Arrington and Michael Franzino (A Lot Like Birds), will be released through Will Swan’s own label Blue Swan Records on August 5th.

You can check out the video below and pre-order the album through MerchNow. If you missed the first single “Omniphobia”, catch up with that here.

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Dance Gavin Dance – Carl Barker

Dance Gavin DanceHardcore outfit Dance Gavin Dance has released a new track.  The song is titled “Carl Barker” and is from their upcoming, Tree City Sessions, which is due out on May 13, 2016 on Rise Records.  The band last released their sixth studio full-length LP, Instant Gratification, which was released back in April 2015.

Listen to the song here.

 

Video: Wolf & Bear – Different Fires

Wolf-and-Bear[1]California-based post-hardcore band Wolf & Bear have released a video for their latest track “Different Fires”. The song will feature on the band’s first release through Blue Swan Records, a label owned by Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Will Swan, and will be in the form of a split EP with Adventurer. The EP is yet to be given a release date.

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Wolf and Bear Sign With Blue Swan Records

Wold & BearCalifornian progressive/post punk outfit Wolf and Bear have signed on with Blue Swan Records, the label founded by Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance. The band’s first release for their new label will be their debut LP, which they are recording shortly with producer Dryw Owens.

Tyler Watt one of the vocalists in Wolf  & Bear had this to say about the signing:

“We are very excited to become part of Blue Swan Records, and to join such a wonderful family of caring musicians who strive to create something new.”

Tours: Kurt Travis (US)

Kurt TravisKurt Travis, former vocalist of Dance Gavin Dance and current frontman of A Lot Like Birds is heading out on the road in support of his latest solo record Everything is Beautiful, released last autumn via Blue Swan Records. He will be joined on the tour by label mates Adventurer and In Angles.

Check out the full list of dates below.

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Dance Gavin Dance – We Own The Night

Dance Gavin DanceHardcore outfit Dance Gavin Dance has released a a new music video.  The video features the track “We Own The Night” from their sixth studio full-length LP, Instant Gratification, which was released in April on Rise Records.  The album was recorded in Portland, OR with producer Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, ISSUES).  Instant Gratification is now available for pre-order on iTunes and MerchNow.

Watch the fully animated video below.

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Video: Dance Gavin Dance – Stroke God, Millionaire

Dance Gavin DanceHardcore outfit Dance Gavin Dance has released a a new music video.  The video features the track “Stroke God, Millionaire” from their sixth studio full-length LP, Instant Gratification, which is due out April 14, 2015 on Rise Records.  The album was recorded in Portland, OR with producer Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, ISSUES).  Instant Gratification is now available for pre-order on iTunes and MerchNow.

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Tours: Dance Gavin Dance / Polyphia / Hail The Sun / Stolas

Dance Gavin DanceSacramento experimental post-hardcore 5-piece Dance Gavin Dance has announced dates for their upcoming ‘Instant Gratification’ headline tour.  The tour coincides with the release of the band’s sixth full length of the same name, due out April 14, 2015 via Rise Records.  Guitarist Will Swan comments on what fans can expect on the road:

“Hello Gavin bots! We couldn’t be more excited to head out on the Instant Gratification tour this April. We’ll be playing a perfect mix of oldies and newies and unveiling the new hot tracks that’ll break your grandma’s backs! This lineup of progressive post-hardcore bands is gonna single handedly push each city to the point of singularity. The robot/animal battle is real. Come join in, take sides, and have a good time!”

Tour dates are below.

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Dance Gavin Dance – On The Run

Dance Gavin DanceHardcore outfit Dance Gavin Dance has released a lyric video for the song “On The Run.”  The track is set to appear on their upcoming sixth studio full-length LP, Instant Gratification, due out April 14, 2015 on Rise Records.  The album was recorded in Portland, OR with producer Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, ISSUES).  Instant Gratification is now available for pre-order on iTunes and MerchNow.

Watch the full lyric video below.

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Palisades Stream Cover of Beyonces’ ‘Drunk in Love’

PalisadesNew Jersey post hardcore / Screamo outfit Palisades are streaming a cover of Beyonce’s Drunk in Love over on the Rise Records soundcloud page. The band are currently preparing for their slot on the Acceptance Speech Tour alongside Dance Gavin Dance, Capture The Crown and Beach Blonde. Palisades latest release was 2013’s Outcasts and you can check out the full tour dates below:

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Dance Gavin Dance

Acceptance Speech

Rise Records
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Rating: 1.5/5

 
 

 

 

Remember back when you could tell an album was lovingly birthed from three or four guys eating pizza in a basement and rehearsing in their garage?  Some of that remains true for certain bands even when they outgrow their basement studios.  But you can sure bet Dance Gavin Dance is far from that formula.  Instead, the Sacramento, California six-piece feels far more like a corporate calculation, their latest full length, Acceptance Speech, born in the producer’s booth with a band following obediently.

First and foremost, Dance Gavin Dance is a product of whatever is popular at the time of release.  Throw in some catchy tunes along with squeaky-clean vocals and overlay them with some hard riffs and hardcore vocals; mix it all altogether and what do you get?  Another example of a trendy stylistic dichotomy that would have been hearsay 15 years ago, but is as common as mud as it fills the ranks of Rise Records, Victory Records, and the former Trustkill Records over the past decade.  Think Coheed & Cambria meets Like Moths To Flames and you get the picture.  After listening to songs like “The Robot With Human Hair Pt. 4,” you can’t help but get the feeling that the band is saying “Hey! Check us out! Look how different we are!  We’re totally catchy!  But that doesn’t stop us from being as tough as nails!”  It’s enough to make you roll your eyes and throw up your arms in disgust.

The bottom line is that Acceptance Speech is incredibly predictable.  Once you’ve heard opener “Jesus H. Macy,” you’ve really heard all Dance Gavin Dance can offer.  Sure, the band does delve into plenty of auto tune effects, beat skipping, and quirky patterns (“Demo Team” is particularly heavy on them), but when production gloss creates some of the most notable variation, there’s more than just something small amiss.  Even the reasonable guitar work and frequent solos lose their luster after only a few repetitive instances. 

Despite my obvious offense, Dance Gavin Dance doesn’t come as surprise.  The band has been around long enough to amass a sizeable fanbase, but remains shackled servants to their narrow sighted niche.  With Acceptance Speech serving as the group’s final album on Rise Records, it seems that even their former label has recognized that there is more of a future with recent signees like Dave Hause or returning classics The Early November.  As far as I’m concerned, that’s no big loss.

Tours: Dance Gavin Dance

Dance Gavin Dance are set to head out on the Go Big or Go Home Tour with support from Isetmyfriendsonfire, A Loss For Words, We Are the Ocean and Our Last Night.

The dates can be viewed below.

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