DOWNLOAD: Gang Gang Dance - Princess + House Jam
It's been four years since Gang Gang Dance unleashed their first fully formed album, the hauntingly beautiful God's Money, upon unsuspecting audiences. It was a bit like aural black magic: unpredictable, enticing, and just a bit frightening. Now the NYC four piece is set to broadcast their next otherworldly transmission, Saint Dymphna. If two advanced cuts are of any indication, the group has grown more interested in songwriting in addition to sculpting soundscapes. "House Jam" breaks all the rules of house music but manages to be catchy and soulful, if driven by a willfully difficult beat. GGD craft a mosiac of synth shards, droning vocal loops and shiny guitar noodling that vocalist Liz Bougatsos sits perched upon, regaling audiences with her fantastical and newly straightforward delivery. But things just get stranger from there, not least because "Princess" is GGD's interpretation of a grime tune, replete with young MC Tinchy Strider straddling the jaunty and buzzing instrumental. Whichever path Gang Gang Dance takes in the quest for engaging weirdness, I'm liable to bounce along behind.
Sounds like: Animal Collective, The Boredoms, Black Dice