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Sacramento’s own Dance Gavin Dance have unveiled “Strawberry’s Wake,” the second single from their highly-anticipated ninth full-length studio album, Afterburner. To stream the song and pre-order the record click HERE. The accompanying music video for “Strawberry’s Wake” was released over the weekend, which follows the five-piece as they board Swan Air for an epic journey in the “friendly” skies.
Afterburner will be released on Friday, April 24 via Rise Records. The LP was produced by the group’s frequent collaborator, Kris Crummett, (Issues, Sleeping With Sirens, Mayday Parade) and Drew Fulk a.k.a. WZRD BLD (Lil Wayne, Motionless in White, Bad Wolves). The album is a landmark mission statement that encompasses DGD energy past, present, and future. It’s a killer and dynamic demonstration of what the quintet does best, and is equal parts aggressive, melodic, and unrestrained.
On Saturday, April 25, Dance Gavin Dance will play their hometown Sacramento for Swanfest, the one-day festival headlined and curated by the band at Papa Murphy’s Park. Labelmates Crown The Empire and Issues, along with Animals As Leaders, Knocked Loose, Movements, Fall Of Troy, I See Stars, Veil Of Maya, Hail The Sun, Covet, Tillie, Royal Coda, Eidola, and Wolf & Bear will join DGD on this year’s lineup.
Rejecting tired formulas at every step, Dance Gavin Dance merge progressive rock and post-hardcore with thick groove, brilliantly combining experimental music with hooks and a warped sense of humor. 2018’s Artificial Selection crashed into the Billboard 200 Chart at No.13, on the strength of the love for fan-favorite predecessors like Acceptance Speech (2013), Instant Gratification (2015), and Mothership (2016), and just as importantly, the band’s mesmerizing and unforgettable live performances.
In the heady tradition of Frank Zappa and Nirvana – people who made serious art without ever seeming self-serious – DGD is a band that does what they want, how they want, confident that the audience will keep up. Dance Gavin Dance are Tilian Pearson: Vocals, Jon Mess – Vocals, Will Swan – Guitar/Vocals, Tim Feerick – Bass and Matt Mingus – Drums.
Dance Gavin Dance’s ninth full-length studio album, Afterburner, will be released on Friday, 24th April via Rise Records and BMG Australia – and is available now for pre-order at https://riserecords.lnk.to/afterburner. Singles ‘Prisoner’ and ‘Strawberry’s Wake’ are also out now for streaming and purchase on all digital outlets and streaming platforms.