BROOKLYN FREAK BEAT ROCKERS
TO RELEASE LONG AWAITED NEW ALBUM
Named after the patron saint of outsiders, taboo subject matter and general disorder, Gang Gang Dance have completed Saint Dymphna, a stunning follow-up to 2005's critically acclaimed God's Money. The album is set for release Oct 21, 2008 on The Social Registry in North America (and in the UK, Europe and Australia on Warp).
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Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian Degraw, Tim Dewit and Josh Diamond have taken an even dancier, inclusive direction in recent years that continues to emphasize the ritualistic elements of their music while upping the transcendent aspects. This is apparent (times ten) on Saint Dymphna. The new record is a great representation of the new, more-accessible-than-ever version of the band, blending Brazilian guitars, punk snarl on the vocals and a beat that resembles the omnipresent sound of reggaeton flooding the NYC streets during summer months.
Like God's Money, Saint Dymphna is envisioned as a LP experience, although each track is more than strong enough to stand alone. The production is pristine cinematic headphone candy with '70s Eno intricacy and '00s Timbaland immediacy. The album will be preceded by the single "House Jam" that is backed with a remix of the track by Hot Chip, and accompanied by a free digital download of a remix by XXXChange.
INTERLUDE (NO KNOWN HOME)
July 24th at M Room in Philadelphia, PA
July 25th Ottobar in Baltimore, MA
July 26th at Bowery Ballroom in NYC
Aug 16 at Central Park Summerstage in NYC