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Gang Gang Dance Release New Album Eye Contact This Week

10th May 2011
Gang Gang Dance Release New Album Eye Contact This Week

"A freak-out of experimentation." - Q
"Deliriously enjoyable" - Uncut ****
"A bright and endless summer of sound" - The Wire
"Pure exhilaration" - Word
"A masterclass in mind-expanding, boundary-melting art-rock" - The Independent
“One of the most captivating, exciting and original albums of the year” - BBC
“Eye Contact is, in every way, beautifully synthesized” - MOJO ****
"Gang Gang Dance's finest, weirdest, and most uplifting statement yet." - Pitchfork, Best New Music

Today, Gang Gang Dance release their first album for 4AD and fourth in total, Eye Contact. Recorded throughout 2010 with long-term collaborator Chris Coady (producer of Saint Dymphna and Rawwar EP, as well as recent releases by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zola Jesus, Beach House and TV On The Radio), Eye Contact sees the new line-up subtly build upon the melodic aspects of their last album; the landmark Saint Dymphna.

The album opens with a brief speech, “I can hear everything. It’s everything time,” then segues effortlessly into the audacious eleven-minute slow-burn ‘Glass Jar’. Elsewhere, Eye Contact features a guest appearance from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, whose signature vocals take centre stage on the track ‘Romance Layers’. The album's rich sonic palette reveals the band's fondness for a variety of sounds, from the bass-led frequencies of dancehall and UK dance, to the more outre elements of pop. As such, Eye Contact stands as Gang Gang Dance's definitive statement thus far.

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Gang Gang Dance tour the UK and Europe from Wednesday, before heading to Japan and then back to North America in July. A full list of dates are available below, along with the video for first single, 'MindKilla'.

Tour Dates
4th May -Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
11th May - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
12th May - Pavillion Theatre @ Great Escape, Brighton
13-15th May - ATP Festival, Minehead
17th May - Point Ephemere, Paris
18th May - Rotunde @ Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels
19th May - Melkweg, Amsterdam
21st May - HAU, Berlin
23rd May - Vega, Copenhagen
25th May - Stall 6, Zurich
26th May - Magnolia, Milan
28th May - Primavera, Barcelona
8th July - Brighton Music Hall, Boston
9th July - Il Motore, Montreal
10th July - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
11th July - Grog Shop, Cleveland
12th July - Outland Live, Columbus
13th July - Zanzabar, Louisville
14th July - The Bishop, Bloomington
15th July - Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago
17th July - Brillobox, Pittsburgh
18th July - Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington
19th July - Ottobar, Baltimore
20th July - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia

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