Gang Gang Dance Get Saintly

BROOKLYN FREAK BEAT ROCKERS
TO RELEASE LONG AWAITED NEW ALBUM

Hail, hail…
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).

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.

Track Listing
HOLY COMMUNION
BLUE NILE
VACUUM
PRINCES
INNERS PACE
AFOOT
HOUSE JAM
INTERLUDE (NO KNOWN HOME)
DESERT STORM
DUST

Tour Dates
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


http://www.myspace.com/ganggangdance

[Published on: 7/13/08]

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HoodooVoodoo starstarstar Sun 7/13/2008 11:31AM
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HoodooVoodoo

These guys seem really really indie and cool. I bet they are so indie and cool that if you talked to them and you were not dressed like you just got dressed in a thrift store, they wouldn't even give you the time of day. So indie...so cool.

HoodooVoodoo Sun 7/13/2008 11:34AM
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HoodooVoodoo

'00's Timbaland immediacy? What the fuck does that mean? This could only have been written by Jesse Jarnow. That guy's shit is more confusing than a Chinese cookbook.

snappy Sun 7/13/2008 03:09PM
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snappy

Chinese cookbooks make perfect sense to those who speak the language. If you don't maybe you shouldn't eat that style. Just a thought...

rowena004 Sun 7/13/2008 07:28PM
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rowena004

I think you just confirmed HoodooVoodoo's first statement Snappy- What exactly does "'00 Timbalands Immediacy" mean- Im not sure I speak the language either but not to say I dont want to-

snappy Sun 7/13/2008 08:12PM
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snappy

My inclination with a line like that (which came from a press release) is to just listen to the band and decide for myself. If pushed, I'd say that line is about something upfront about the percussion, maybe a modern drum sound with a greater presence than some other instruments. Describing music in words always requires a leap. Sometimes the poetry/language translates, sometimes it doesn't. That line didn't stick out to me at all, just made its own sense. And I kinda like Jesse's writing, just for the record. Cat tries for something beyond the standard routines for music writers. That alone earns my respect.