Following the announcement of the May 9th release of Gang Gang Dance's first album for 4AD, Eye Contact, more details of the record have been made available, including the above artwork and a stream of the near 12 minute album opener, 'Glass Jar'.
Recorded in 2010 with long-term collaborator Chris Coady (producer of Saint Dymphna and RAWWAR, as well as recent releases by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zola Jesus, Beach House and TV On The Radio) Eye Contact sees the band subtly build upon the melodic aspects of previous album, Saint Dymphna. The album opens with the brief declaration “I can hear everything. It’s everything time”, then segues effortlessly into the audacious eleven-minute slow-burner ‘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’
In advance of the album's release, a limited edition double A side 12" will be released on Monday 4th April. Lead track 'Glass Jar' can be streamed now from the player below and check the band's website for more details here.
The band have also announced a series of European tour dates. US dates are to be announced shortly. A full list of shows is featured below.
9th Apr - Dazed Live @ Village Underground, London
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