Instrumental Version Of Critically Acclaimed Album Available Now
Dance Gavin Dance have released ‘Mothership Instrumental’ today. Available from all streaming platforms now.
The announcement comes after the release last month of the instrumental version of the band’s most recent album, critically acclaimed ‘Artificial Selection’ last month. ‘Mothership’ was released in 2016 via Rise Records, debuting at #13 on the Billboard 200 and spawned hugely popular singles ‘Chucky Vs. The Giant Tortoise’, ‘Betrayed by the Game’, ‘Young Robot’, and ‘Inspire the Liars’. The original version of the album has been streamed over 150 million times on Spotify alone since it’s release.
Since their inception in 2005, Dance Gavin Dance has steadily built a phenomenally loyal, cult following. Blending complex instrumentation and time signatures with huge poppy choruses and raw, aggressive screams, Dance Gavin Dance have fathered an entire genre of their own ‘Swancore’ characterized by their signature combination of elements of math-rock, progressive-rock, and post-rock and aptly named after the band’s phenomenal guitarist, Will Swan and his record label Blue Swan Records.
This was the inspiration for the band’s inaugural Swanfest, a 1 day festival event that took place earlier this year in Anaheim, CA and saw a sell-out crowd of 7,500 fans descend up City National Grove of Anaheim. The band then hit the road on a their ‘Artificial Selection’ US headline tour which was a huge success and culminated in two sold out shows at the El Rey in Los Angeles. Over the past year, Dance Gavin Dance have played to over 130,000 fans. They will be performing at Rock USA in Oshkosh, WI on July 29th and will be performing at Vans Warped Tour in Mountain View, CA on July 20/21. Tickets from dancegavindanceband.com
“This is probably DGD’s most guitar-elaborate and intricate record. Bursting with so many jazz, blues, post-rock and psych riffs at all angles…”
“Nobody else has really come close to sounding like DGD…”
“..the chaos lurking behind its double frontmen invites closer listening.”
The Boston Globe
“Frontmen Tillian Pearson and Jon Mess effortlessly complement each other with unorthodox choruses, screams and lyrics…”