Dance Gavin Dance – “Artificial Selection”
Another cool RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog to beat the heat with!!!
DANCE GAVIN DANCE is an anomaly in today’s music business, and that’s a good thing. With several different singers and multiple lineup changes, the jazz-influenced mathcore band have transcended from just another MySpace-era band into a genre pioneer and being regarded as one of the most visually and musically creative bands today. “Artificial Selection” is the eighth full length album from these west coast veterans which landed at #15 on the Billboard charts. Pick up one of the ten different versions from RISE RECORDS or from the band on the final Warped Tour!
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Formed in 2013 as a lo-fi/shoegaze demo project, Arizona-based CELEBRATION GUNS have evolved into a combination of nostalgia, energy, complexity and joy resulting in deceptively complex music that’s catchy and filled with hooks. CELEBRATION GUNS have released 3 EPs and 2 splits with other bands leading up to”(Probably) Worth It”, the first full-length album. LUMBERJERK RECORDS is releasing the album on vinyl, CD and cassette in September 2018. The band will be releasing a music video for each of the 10 songs on their YouTube channel, the first 5 songs of the record are available on video now!
RELAPSE RECORDS is re-releasing some of the best AMORPHIS albums to date! These are single LP versions, a little more stripped down for easier consumption. ‘Tales from the Thousand Lakes” was one of their first albums coming out in ’94, cementing them as one of the founders of ‘folk metal’!
AMPHETAMINE REPTILE just dug into the crypt to pull out HAMMERHEAD’s 1994 classic noise LPs, “Into The Vortex”! If you have ever wanted to see what the noise genre is all about, HAMMERHEAD and AMPHETAMINE REPTILE are the best places to start!
Jason Shevchuk is the mastermind behind FORMER MEMBER. He’s best known for fronting influential Philadelphia-based hardcore punk band Kid Dynamite and New Jersey’s punk rock outfit None More Black. Will Yip is one of the most in-demand producers in independent music. His credits include a multitude of bands including Quicksand, The Menzingers, Circa Survive, Tigers Jaw, and Title Fight. Head over to MEMORY MUSIC to grab your copy of ‘Old Youth’ today!
Finnish heavy metal kings AMORPHIS’ first album can be found over at RELAPSE RECORDS! Repressing their earlier work, RELAPSE made simplified single LP versions for the world the enjoy. Hang tight as AMORHIS has a huge north american tour starting in September!!
“Would You Still Be In Love” is the latest solo album from ANTHONY GREEN. Since his 2008 release “Avalon” and before that with bands like Circa Survive and Saosin, GREEN has captivated audiences worldwide with his distinct voice crooning over a number of different genres. His second release for the record label MEMORY MUSIC features nine new songs, including a cover of the song “Love” From Disney’s Robin Hood.
Keep on Truckin!