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.
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.
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.
“Artificial Selection” Official Tracklist:
01. Son Of Robot
02. Midnight Crusade
03. Suspended In This Disaster
05. Count Bassy
07. The Rattler
08. Shelf Life
10. Story Of My Bros
11. Hair Song
12. Gospel Burnout
PRE-ORDER “ARTIFICIAL SELECTION” VIA RISE RECORDS HERE!