Rise Records and American rock quintet Dance Gavin Dance are excited to present the delicate-yet-chaotic “Care,” along with its accompanying Max Moore-directed music video, from its highly anticipated, forthcoming studio album titled Artificial Selection (pre-order). Showcasing the unique juxtaposition of the R&B-infused highs of vocalist Tilian Pearson with the unhinged guttural growls and chaotic screams of cofounder Jon Mess, “Care” tells the story of an old connection and the struggle with the long-lasting and unwanted scars its left behind. Check out the music video for “Care” over on YouTube HERE.
Out on Friday, June 8 and produced by the band, Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Dryw Owens, Artificial Selection is the strongest and most wondrously diverse showcase yet for the lauded post-hardcore experimentalists, equal parts intense, melodic, and unbound. Dance Gavin Dance fully indulges in the extremes of creativity, mining the outer reaches of the rock music landscape with thrilling abandon. It’s all anchored in an ambitious blend of heady progressive rock and post-hardcore uniquely their own. Check out “Son Of Robot” on Spotify and YouTube, and watch the futuristic music video for “Midnight Crusade” here.
Additionally, the band will begin its spring U.S. headlining tour this Saturday night in San Antonio, TX with supports I See Stars, Erra and Sianvar. The tour, which will begin after one more appearance tonight, Friday, May 25, in Little Rock, AR on Underoath’s “No Fix” Tour, will visit markets such as Memphis, TN, Richmond, VA, Philadelphia, PA, Sayreville, NJ, Toronto, ON, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, Englewood, CO, Sacramento, CA and many more throughout May and June. A full listing of dates can be found below with information on tickets and album bundles HERE.
Where most bands erroneously claim wholly distinct identities, Dance Gavin Dance truly defies categorization. The Sacramento based outfit possess the kind of artistic compass shared with broadminded but metal and punk-rooted iconoclasts like The Mars Volta and Coheed and Cambria, but use it to diverge wildly, charting a new course that incorporates the melodic post-hardcore of Thursday or Taking Back Sunday with a taste of earnest pop melancholy.
Dance Gavin Dance fans have streamed “We Own the Night” nearly 12 million times on Spotify alone, with staple catalog anthems “Chucky vs. the Giant Tortoise,” “Young Robot,” “Inspire the Liars,” and “Deception” accounting for another 30 million streams on top of that. Their albums regularly chart in the Billboard 200, they’ve graced the cover of magazines like Alternative Press, and toured with Vans Warped Tour, A Day To Remember, and Pierce The Veil, all on their own terms.
Dance Gavin Dance will be making the following appearances this spring. Dates below with more to be announced soon.
5.25.18 – Little Rock, AR – The Metroplex *
5.26.18 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
5.27.18 – Lubbock, TX – Charlie B’s
5.29.18 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
5.31.18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
6.01.18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
6.02.18 – Pointe Verda Beach, FL – Pointe Verda Concert Hall