Gang Gang Dance LP

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I didn't really like the CDR, but the LP is great. Like Siouxsie doing Chairs Missing as remixed by Illitch. Great packaging too. Anyone hear it yet?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 22:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

only on vinyl?

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 23:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anyone think there's a bit of Chrome? like a lighter Chrome feel?

duke chrome, Wednesday, 5 May 2004 23:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i definitely hear a Chrome influence, you're right - Lip Moves era, of course, none of that later Helios Creed solo crapola

yes its vinyl only for now - beautiful gatefold cover!

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 May 2004 00:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Like Siouxsie doing Chairs Missing as remixed by Illitch


Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 6 May 2004 01:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


ann johnnsonn, Thursday, 6 May 2004 01:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yo, it's like you took my e-mail address and ROUNDED UP. hot.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 6 May 2004 02:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Like Siouxsie doing Chairs Missing as remixed by Illitch

jefferson airplane, screwed and chopped?

duke blarney, Thursday, 6 May 2004 02:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

much better.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 6 May 2004 02:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

label? does "vinyl only for now" mean "cd release with extra traxxx in near future?"

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 6 May 2004 04:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's out on Fusetron.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 6 May 2004 04:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

groovy. roger's description has my nipples standing up and pointing at the record store.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 6 May 2004 06:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
anyone know what this 20 minute gang gang dance mp3 that's floating around soulseek is? it's got a track from that overpriced 'keep me smiling' comp ("rugs of prayer") plus "baron samedi" and "the given." it's pretty cool.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Wednesday, 26 May 2004 01:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

pretty sure that's the Revival of the Shittest CDR but I don't have the titles. Does the first song have an Afrika Bambaatta kinda feel to it? Anyway I don't really like that one. The LP's much better

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 26 May 2004 01:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
o i madet that a long tiem ago...
it's from a realaudio file from the site
in the time before the cd-r
back then they didnt have any trax out yet

it's real cool
probably was my favorit until god's money came out

ait, Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink


cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

let us never speak of it again

I'm Hi, Jared Fogle (ex machina), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wow, this 'god's money' album is the best thing i've heard in a while. other than the new animal collective, that is. gorgeous.

firstworldman (firstworldman), Friday, 12 August 2005 00:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh boy yeh i only just got this MY GOD it's good - cocteau twins meets butthole surfers in argentinian tango competition somewhere in indonesia? lene lovich! flying lizards! mmmmm

bob snoom, Friday, 12 August 2005 09:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Gotta say their press release has my interest piqued:

Named after the patron saint of outsiders, taboo subject matter and general disorder, Gang Gang Dance have completed Saint Dymphna - a stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed God’s Money. The album is set for release Oct 21, 2008 on The Social Registry in North America (and in the UK, Europe and Australia on Warp). Finally! After three years of complex and sporadic recording, complete with jetsetting, breakdowns, an acclaimed Whitney Biennial appearance, plus the Retina Riddim DVD+CD and RAWWAR EP, the band have yielded a true masterpiece to add to its canon. We couldn’t be happier to throw this one out and let the world become enamored again.

If you'’ve seen a Gang Gang Dance show since 2005, you know that Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian Degraw, Tim Dewit and Josh Diamond have taken an even dancier, inclusive direction that continues to emphasize the ritualistic elements of their music while upping the transcendent aspects. This is apparent (times ten) on Saint Dymphna. The record opens with “Bebey” – a preview of coming attractions that is like an organic, eastern Aphex Twin with spinning percussion, face-fuzz ambient textures and oral rebirth. The track melts into “First Communion,” which is a great representation of the new, more-accessible-than-ever version of the band. After a dreamy introduction, the unit pummels in with a truly global punch – we’re talking Brazilian guitars, punk snarl on the vocals and a beat that resembles the omnipresent sound of reggaeton flooding the NYC streets during summer months.

Blue Nile” touches on 80s techno, trip-hop, interstellar travel and Hot 97 R&B without really sounding like any of those things. “Princes” is the real shocker of the bunch. The first appearance of London-based MC Tinchy Stryder and his “Oh shit! Gang Gang!” toast will cause more than a few moments of “Did I accidentally switch records?” before the conclusion that this stuff is smashing apart genre conventions in a way that few bands have been willing to experiment with. The song plays like the weirdest Grime track (or the weirdest Gang Gang Dance track for that matter) you’ve ever heard. Either way, it re-emphasizes the group’s club potential, experimental success and beyond all, true understanding of good music no matter what label critics decide to obsess over on a given day.

The arc and trajectory on which Gang Gang Dance has propelled themselves since their inception at the turn of the century can only be described in terms of evolution. Four individuals with strong ties to the art community and almost boundless creative energy orienting themselves into a musical collaboration, the direction of which has been almost as unpredictable as it is focused. Their ambition and individuality did not go unnoticed through 2007 as they were approached by The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art to be included in their 2008 biennial, an offer rarely extended to musicians. For the exhibition, the four again chose to incorporate visual manipulation into their performance; utilizing film projections, a number of participants dressed in ceremonial masks – all elements combining to create a spectacle that was by all accounts breathtaking.

Like God’s Money, Saint Dymphna is envisioned as a LP experience, although each track is more than strong enough to stand alone. The production is pristine cinematic headphone candy with 70s Eno intricacy and 00s Timbaland immediacy that will firmly hold your attention while Gang Gang Dance continue to push things forward. The album will be preceded by the Single “House Jam” that is backed with a remix of the track by Hot Chip, and accompanied by a free digital download of a remix by XXXChange. Highly recommended and well worth the wait!

Live Dates:
July 24th at M Room in Philadelphia, PA
July 26th at Bowery Ballroom in NYC
July 27th at Middle East in Cambridge, MA
Aug 16 at Central Park Summerstage in NYC

Track Listing
BLUE NILE (3.10)
VACUUM (4.13)
PRINCES (4.26)
AFOOT (3.25)
HOUSE JAM (4.45)
DUST (5.30)

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 11 July 2008 19:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

St. Dymphna's is the bar i interviewed them at!

beta blog, Friday, 11 July 2008 21:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for this. Love this band

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 11 July 2008 23:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

the xxchange remix is actually quite nice

mizzell, Sunday, 13 July 2008 16:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's going to be great of course

admrl, Monday, 14 July 2008 03:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

apparently the drummer has been shot?

mizzell, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 17:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's insane

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 18:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

tim's already bragging that he is off painkillers btw
and he maintains thats a great bar too

noizez duk, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 18:31 (nine years ago) Permalink


If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 19:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I should have included this in my anticipation thread, dagnabbit. From Uncut:

"Saint Dymphna is a kind of super-produced, precision-tooled, pop and dancefloor-primed rebooting of tribal psych. I’ve been playing it all week, and the constant ebb and flow makes it quite tricky to identify separate tracks. But on the other hand, it is a record that lends itself to a great landslide of references.

So amidst all the contrasting beats, from the fervid drum circles to programmed sputters that recall a goth-tinged Timbaland, various bits of “Saint Dymphna” make me think of contemporary New York bands like Outhud, or a friendlier Black Dice. There are elements of Bjork, quite late Can, Yoko Ono, and a fantastic grasp of how variegated global rhythms can mix with ultra-modern western electronica that makes me think of the Sun City Girls on DFA (or, God help me, the sort of fusion that Transglobal Underground always strived for).

The outstanding track, though, is called “Vacuum”, and features a prominent melody that seems to closely echo the siren riff from My Bloody Valentine’s “I Only Said”, hazily reconfigured over a backing that’s somewhere between ambient dub and kosmische synthprog. The hyper-creative drift of “Saint Dymphna” as a whole is pretty gripping, but this one’s the keeper."

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 12 September 2008 21:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Excited. When is this coming out?

Alex in SF, Friday, 12 September 2008 22:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

this album is going to be a big one

Surfboard Pre (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Friday, 12 September 2008 22:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

this album is really fucking good.

Creeztophair, Friday, 12 September 2008 22:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

have ppl downloaded that song w/ tynchy stryder?

t_g, Saturday, 13 September 2008 01:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Excellent record - very close to the live GGD experience sonically. My only complaint is the seemingly reduced presence of Lizzie B's vocals throughout. Otherwise fucking rad.

Capitaine Jay Vee, Saturday, 13 September 2008 05:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

live ggd experience minus all the things that make it really awesome = me sitting at laptop with headphones listening to saint dymphna thinking about the girls that go to ggd shows and being pissed off but also kinda happy that im listening to pretty rad new music from original ish band from nyc

Surfboard Pre (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Saturday, 13 September 2008 06:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

is surfboard = nu-nu-nu ilx steve shasta?

ian, Saturday, 13 September 2008 06:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

have ppl downloaded that song w/ tynchy stryder?

― t_g, Friday, September 12, 2008 9:10 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

it's on gorilla vs bear.

mizzell, Saturday, 13 September 2008 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

This album is pretty amazing. My first exposure to them and I'm absolutely loving it. It's all over the place, but in the best possible way. Outstanding production as well.

Chris in Belfast, Wednesday, 8 October 2008 09:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Yes, this is totally brilliant.

Tim F, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah I don't get the people complaining about this record at all. It's fantastic. As good as God's Money if not better.

Alex in SF, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

keep meaning to pick up the album, the tinchy track is sick

lex pretend, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Parts of this are suspiciously Excepter-ish... people are talking...

▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒ (Steve Shasta), Monday, 27 October 2008 21:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

About what?

Alex in SF, Monday, 27 October 2008 22:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm intrigued by it. House Jam is cool. Liked God's Money and one or two other things. Like some Excepter as well. Have they finally hit their stride on the new album?

Treblekicker, Monday, 27 October 2008 22:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm so amazed at how beautiful this album is. It's like driving through a rainforest hard up against a coastline, and every time you turn a corner you come across an amazing new vista. Except that happens every twenty seconds or so.

Right now this is duking it out with The-Dream and Luomo to be my album of the year. I think it might win.

Tim F, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 00:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

What is The-Dream?

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have a dream that all artists will get threads titled solely "LP"
wherein the actual LP in question just changes over time

noizez duk, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

hmmm is it really that good? should i try to slsk?

i have spent some time with GGD and they are great people, but i can sense some of what others say about them-- ie, that Lizzie and the guitarist are fashionista scene-climbers who care more about being cool than anything else. (of course, this criticism is suspect, as it comes from the mouth of former collaborators with the two of them. ahem).

anyway, does anyone love Angelblood as much as i do?

the table is the table, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 01:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

this album is so well sequenced and very listenable. the ebb and flow mentioned upthread is very otm. you have spent time with josh and think he cares about nothing but being cool? dude is so nice.

mizzell, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 02:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

What is The-Dream?

― Alex in SF, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1

The very late December 2007 r'n'b release by Terius "The-Dream" Nash, songwriter and producer known for "Falsetto" on his own cd, and for co-writing "Umbrella" among other songs.

Interesting recent Melena Ryzik feature on Gang Gang Dance in the NY Times-- It says they still have trouble paying their rent and they want to get their music heard by a wide audience-- "Ms. Bougatsos is ready for the attention. “There’s no such thing as selling out in my mind,” she said, adding that she would love to have her music featured on a TV show soundtrack: “A Jeep commercial, a tampon commercial, anything,” she said. “We’re a band, we make music, and that’s what we want to be known for.”

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 02:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh shit...

nashwan, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:52 (one month ago) Permalink

gang gang

mizzell, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:33 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Lotus is really good

Ross, Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:42 (one week ago) Permalink

agree bud, nice tune

nxd, Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:26 (one week ago) Permalink

New one "J-Tree" is a lovely lil groove. This is feeling like it'll be a sweet summer album.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 14 May 2018 11:46 (one week ago) Permalink

loving the smooth vibes on the new tracks, J-Tree is especially gorgeous

ufo, Monday, 14 May 2018 15:20 (one week ago) Permalink

the way the pipeline protest sample comes in on J-Tree is the most beautiful thing. super excited for this album

ufo, Monday, 14 May 2018 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Looking forward to this. Always have time for this band

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 14 May 2018 18:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Sample killed me on j tree

Depressed and impressed (Ross), Monday, 14 May 2018 22:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I just love their **sound** don't know how to describe, but the tone works with me, pretty much no matter what.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 14 May 2018 23:45 (one week ago) Permalink

The new one gets better and better the more you hear it.

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 14 May 2018 23:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Eye Contact still sounds like the future

ufo, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 04:35 (one week ago) Permalink

everything posted in the last few days is correct
j-tree rules

nxd, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 08:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah excited for this one.

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 20:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Highly recommend the beedeegee record by degraw

Incline/decline (Ross), Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:13 (six days ago) Permalink

It’s cool how much their sound changed when all their gear was stolen. Not that it’s cool the gear was stolen

Incline/decline (Ross), Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:14 (six days ago) Permalink

psyched for this

call all destroyer, Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:38 (six days ago) Permalink

Inspired by all the love for gang gang I’ve purchased eye contact and saint dymphna, my favourite. I already own it somewhere but I’m dying to spin house jam

Incline/decline (Ross), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:59 (six days ago) Permalink

Damn is dymphna good. Like their pop record.

Also vacuum sounds like Mbv mashed with hip hop

Incline/decline (Ross), Thursday, 17 May 2018 22:23 (six days ago) Permalink

house jam is an all time high for me

nxd, Friday, 18 May 2018 09:31 (five days ago) Permalink


Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 18 May 2018 10:51 (five days ago) Permalink

Oh shit gang gang

Incline/decline (Ross), Friday, 18 May 2018 18:38 (five days ago) Permalink

also ^^^^

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:09 (five days ago) Permalink

Dymphna and Eye Contact are two of my favorite albums of the 2000s, easily. I'm always happily surprised when I go back to them, they're so good. (Also the two GGD shows I've seen are two of my favorite shows of the 2000s.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:01 (five days ago) Permalink

Jealous of the shows moth. I forgot to go to the eye contact show :-/

Exit stage left (Ross), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:09 (five days ago) Permalink

Sooo good. They closed out one night of Big Ears that year, and they played so long they actually got shut down because it was 3 a.m. Everybody was still dancing and no one wanted to go home.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:26 (five days ago) Permalink

Damn son

Exit stage left (Ross), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:39 (five days ago) Permalink

Gang Gang Dance - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD - August 5, 2009 (full video)

flappy bird, Friday, 18 May 2018 21:05 (five days ago) Permalink


Ross, Friday, 18 May 2018 21:16 (five days ago) Permalink

Saw them at the Eye Contact and boy was it good.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 18 May 2018 22:32 (five days ago) Permalink

Eye Contact tour*

Van Horn Street, Friday, 18 May 2018 22:32 (five days ago) Permalink

Thru and Thru is a masterpiece fuiud

Van Horn Street, Friday, 18 May 2018 22:35 (five days ago) Permalink

They were amazing on the Eye Contact tour. The news stuff is lovely but here's hoping the new album has the sort of rollercoaster moments that both that and Dymphna had.

Listened to SD this week in anticipation (first time in maybe seven or eight years?) on way better speakers and headphones than I had back when I first heard it and I don't think I really appreciated how much space there is in the sound on Vaccum. It's like rattling around in a tank of noise.

Matt DC, Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:23 (four days ago) Permalink

Same here bud. Just rolled it with some new Sony headphones and damn it sounded good. I think sd and eye contact are their masterpieces. I’d be happy with just a good record with no frills at this juncture

Ross, Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:25 (four days ago) Permalink

For a band that's all about finding exciting new frills that seems like the wrong approach to me.

Matt DC, Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:36 (four days ago) Permalink

What I mean is they’ve made enough dope records to just put a solid record. Anyway love the two new singles and imagine they’ll as per usual drop Bombs

Ross, Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:38 (four days ago) Permalink

I’ve been a fan since their first lp but I’m just happy they’re producing new material

Ross, Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:40 (four days ago) Permalink

Love how Chinese high goes from little
Mermaid to like lounge family sitcom music

Ross, Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:55 (four days ago) Permalink

haha i can't believe there were people this into their shit show they called a live show. They were the worst band I've ever seen live other than the chromatics, and I saw them at their 2009 peak. Awful hot mess.

mickcsmith (micarl), Monday, 21 May 2018 21:44 (two days ago) Permalink

You could replace Lizzi with a 10 year old who had no drumming experience on those tom drums and they could keep the same rhythm she has. Maybe the bad-ness of it is the appeal but it's lost on me.

mickcsmith (micarl), Monday, 21 May 2018 21:48 (two days ago) Permalink


Music is confidence (Ross), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:14 (two days ago) Permalink

lotta negativity on ilx today

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 21 May 2018 23:16 (two days ago) Permalink

The one time I saw them live was at a festival and their sound problems were so bad that they managed to finish I think 3 songs in a total of an hour.

monotony, Monday, 21 May 2018 23:43 (two days ago) Permalink

Haven’t seen them live but I love their records.

Can’t stand for this dissing

Music is confidence (Ross), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 01:51 (yesterday) Permalink

The two new songs sound to me like the best thing they’ve done since saint dymphna

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:05 (yesterday) Permalink

Then again they were pretty much inactive for 7 years, I thought they had disbanded already.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:07 (yesterday) Permalink

saw them around a year after saint dymphna came out?

cool show i really enjoyed it

nxd, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:03 (yesterday) Permalink

The first time I saw Lizzi play was with her drum-duo side project, and I liked her energy but musically it was a lot of undistinguished thumping. So I was surprised the first time I saw GGD how well her drumming worked in the confines a more structured band. Like I said upthread, both times I saw them they were totally in sync and on point, their sets were seamless.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:06 (yesterday) Permalink

Yeah saw em 2010 and they slayed, it’s almost as if there are variances of quality across performances depending on context

I think this band has the best futurism

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:29 (yesterday) Permalink

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