Avant Electro Rock (New York City)
Gang Gang Dance’s head-tripping sonic excursions employ a variety of elements and genres — from ambient, Eno-esque atmospherics to percussion-driven World music to trance-inducing keyboard antics- — often within the same song. Take “Glass Jar,” an 11-minute opus from the NYC-based crew’s addictive new album, Eye Contact, which rides waves of moody synths, ambiguous vocal elements and random high-hat taps before shifting into a ear-pleasing groove driven by propulsive rhythms and singer Liz Bougatsos’ delicious, high-pitched coos. I defy you to not get lost in GGD’s brave new world.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Kate Bush backed by Brian Eno; a moodier Animal Collective. (Jason Gargano, CityBeat)
~ "Gang Gang Dance is a New York art band in the tradition of our most iconic, descended from Talking Heads and Sonic Youth in both heart and borough. Of course they sound nothing like either, but they’re one of the few post-9/11, pre-third-term-Bloomberg bands left in Manhattan whose untethered experimentalism honestly captures our spirit and tension." (WNET, New York City)