Dance Gavin Dance, who already celebrate a massive 868 thousand sales in the US alone from their catalogue and over 650 million streams will release “Afterburner” on Friday, April 24 via Rise Records. Pre-order it HERE.
The LP was produced by the group’s frequent collaborator, KrisCrummett, (Issues, Sleeping With Sirens, Mayday Parade) and Drew Fulka.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 is a killer and dynamic demonstration of what the quintet does best, and is equal parts aggressive, melodic, and unrestrained.
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 humour. 2018’s “Artificial Selection” crashed into the Billboard 200 Chart at No.13, on the strength of the love for fan-favourite predecessors like“Acceptance Speech” (2013), “Instant Gratification” (2015), and “Mothership” (2016), and just as importantly, the band’s mesmerising and unforgettable live performances. “Artificial Selection” went on to sell over 112k copies and counting. In the U.S. alone, the group has amassed over 610 million streams, with 840,000 album equivalent units sold across their catalog. With hundreds of thousands of rabid fans engaged with DGD on socials, it all amounts to a full force band facing a mainstream that has overlooked them for too long.
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.