Gang Gang Dance
Gang Gang Dance is an American experimental music band based in New York. They're known for their original sound, combining synthesised electronica, percussion and the ample vocal register of Lizzi Bougatsos. In their early days, the band had a strong abstract component based on improvisation. In their most recent releases, however, the structure of their songs is more defined. They have released five albums and three EPs since 2004.
The band was formed in 2001 by drummer Tim De Witt and keyboard player Brian DeGraw. They knew each other from playing in noise band Cranium. At the start of the noughties De Witt and DeGraw formed Death And Dying with guitarist Josh Diamond. Shortly thereafter they were joined by Bougastos and singer Nathan Maddox and the band slowly became Gang Gang Dance. In August 2002 Maddox died - hit by lightning while observing a storm from the roof of a building in Chinatown in Manhattan. A four-piece, the band signed a contract with Brooklyn label The Social Registry in 2004 to release the first album “Revival Of The Shittest” - followed by the EP “Hillulah”, released in 2005 - and their second album, “God's Money”, also in 2005. In 2007 “Saint Dymphna” was released, an album that meant a turn towards more conventional song structures. In 2011 they signed with 4AD and they released “Eye Contact”, their most absorbing, hypnotic and elaborate record to date, built on twisted electronic sequences, tribal rhythms and great melodies.
“Revival Of The Shittest” (The Social Registry, 2004)
“Gang Gang Dance” (Fusetron, 2004)
“God’s Money” (The Social Registry, 2005)
“Saint Dymphna” (The Social Registry-Warp, 2008)
“Eye Contact” (4AD, 2011)