GANG GANG DANCE
RETURN WITH KAZUASHITA
NEW ALBUM RELEASED ON 22 JUNE
HEAR LEAD TRACK ‘LOTUS’ – 4AD.co/LotusGGD
ALBUM LAUNCH NYC SHOW
After a seven-year hiatus, Gang Gang Dance have announced their return. One of the most enduring and creatively vibrant musical acts of 21st Century New York, their album Kazuashita will be released on 22nd June.
Kazuashita – the band’s first record together since the acclaimed Eye Contact in 2011 – is an intoxicating mix of shoe gaze and electronic ambience, all held together by Lizzi Bougatsos and her otherworldly vocal. Bougatsos, alongside founding members Brian DeGraw and Josh Diamond, formed the group as an improvisational outfit in the early 2000s, and have consistently worked to blur the boundaries between music and art; as comfortable today performing at the Whitney Biennial as they are at Coachella and count Dash Snow & Nate Lowman, Tinchy Stryder and the Boredoms as previous collaborators.
Kazuashita was produced by DeGraw after recording sessions across several New York studios and art spaces, the band worked with drummer Ryan Sawyer (who met the band through the Boredoms’ BOADRUM project) and Jorge Elbrecht (who worked on additional production and mixing duties). Featuring a cover image from photographer David Benjamin Sherry, the album is available to pre-order from: smartURL.it/Kazuashita
‘Lotus’, the lead track from the record, is an ecstatic mix of deranged soul and hazy synthesiser ambience. Listen HERE or via the player below.
By Gang Gang Dance
Ahead of full touring later in 2018, the band have today announced a show on Kazuashita‘s release on 22nd June at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere. Tickets are on sale today from 4AD.co/ElsewhereGGD
“Like Arthur Russell before them, they give equal floorspace to the spiritual and the sensual.” Pitchfork
Gang Gang Dance – Kazuashita
4AD 0079 – CD/LP/Download/HD Audio
High glove UV sleeve, limited edition LP on red vinyl
1. ( infirma terme )
4. ( birth canal )
6. Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)
7. Snake Dub
8. Too Much, Too Soon
9. ( novae terrae )
10. Salve on the Sorrow
Gang Gang Dance photographed by Ari Macropolis