Rise Records and American rock quintet Dance Gavin Dance are excited to present the music video for “Count Bassy,” the fourth track to be released from its highly anticipated, forthcoming studio album titled Artificial Selection. Helmed by director and animator Mount Emult (who also directed the band’s “Summertime Gladness” music video), “Count Bassy” is another intense musical, and visual, journey consistent with the tone of the band’s new body of work. Check out the music video for “Count Bassy” below.
Out last Friday, June 8 and produced by the band, Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Dryw Owens, Artificial Selection is the strongest and most wondrously diverse showcase yet for the lauded post-hardcore experimentalists, equal parts intense, melodic, and unbound. Dance Gavin Dance fully indulges in the extremes of creativity, mining the outer reaches of the rock music landscape with thrilling abandon. It’s all anchored in an ambitious blend of heady progressive rock and post-hardcore uniquely their own. Pre-order the album and check out “Care,” “Son Of Robot” and “Midnight Crusade” on Spotify HERE.
Additionally, the band is currently making headline appearances across North America with supports I See Stars, Erra and Sianvar. The tour will visit markets such as Philadelphia, PA, Sayreville, NJ, Toronto, ON, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, Englewood, CO, Sacramento, CA and many more through its final date on June 22. A full listing of dates can be found below with information on tickets and album bundles HERE
Where most bands erroneously claim wholly distinct identities, Dance Gavin Dance truly defies categorization. The Sacramento based outfit possess the kind of artistic compass shared with broadminded but metal and punk-rooted iconoclasts like The Mars Volta and Coheed and Cambria, but use it to diverge wildly, charting a new course that incorporates the melodic post-hardcore of Thursday or Taking Back Sunday with a taste of earnest pop melancholy.
Dance Gavin Dance fans have streamed “We Own the Night” nearly 12 million times on Spotify alone, with staple catalog anthems “Chucky vs. the Giant Tortoise,” “Young Robot,” “Inspire the Liars,” and “Deception” accounting for another 30 million streams on top of that. Their albums regularly chart in the Billboard 200, they’ve graced the cover of magazines like Alternative Press, and toured with Vans Warped Tour, A Day To Remember, and Pierce The Veil, all on their own terms.
Dance Gavin Dance will be making the following appearances this spring. Dates below with more to be announced soon.
6.05.18 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
6.06.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6.07.18- Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
6.08.18 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
6.09.18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
6.10.18 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
6.11.18 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
6.13.18 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
6.14.18 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
6.15.18 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
6.16.18 – Louisville, KY – The Mercury Ballroom
6.17.18 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
6.18.18 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
6.20.18 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
6.21.18 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
6.22.18 – Sacramento, CA – Concerts In The Park
Artificial Selection track listing:
01. Son Of Robot
02. Midnight Crusade
03. Suspended In This Disaster
05. Count Bassy
07. The Rattler
08. Shelf Life
10. Story Of My Bros
11. Hair Song
12. Gospel Burnout