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Dance Gavin Dance is an American band formed in Sacramento, California in 2005.

The band is well known for their relatively frequent lineup changes, which, most notably, involves a fluctuating lineup of clean and unclean vocalists, both on tour and on record. Dance Gavin Dance incorporates many different musical genres into their palette, such as , , and on top of its sound. Ex-vocalist Jonny Craig also received high marks for contributing to the band’s unorthodox soul sound and guitarist Will Swan has been recognized for his intricate, fast-moving guitar licks and riffs.

The band currently consists of vocalists Tilian Pearson and Jon Mess, guitarists Will Swan and Josh Benton, bass guitarist Tim Feerick and drummer Matthew Mingus.

To date, the band has released five studio albums and one EP. Their most recent album, entitled Acceptance Speech was released on October 8, 2013.

November 14, 2006 - Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean
May 15, 2007 - Downtown Battle Mountain
August 19, 2008 - Dance Gavin Dance
June 9, 2009 - Happiness
March 8, 2011 - Downtown Battle Mountain II
October 8, 2013 - Acceptance Speech.

All of Dance Gavin Dance’s records have been released on Rise Records.

Band Members:
Tilian Pearson - clean vocals (2012–present)
Jonathan Mess - screamed vocals (2005–2008; 2010–present)
Will Swan - guitars (2005–present); screamed vocals (2008–2010)
Tim Feerick – bass guitar (2009–2010; 2012–present)
Josh Benton - guitar (touring 2010-2012; 2012–present)
Matt Mingus - drums, percussion (2005–present).

Former Members:
Jason Ellis – bass guitar (2008–2009)


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  • sometimesoon

    Instant Gratification has been my album of the year. I've never been hooked this hard by DGD.

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  • avanillasky

    I've been listening to Acceptance Speech a lot too and I've decided that it's their best record, overall.

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  • dopeness

    It's the opposite for me. I really loved AS when it came out. I still like it, maybe even more than IG. But at the end of the day the Jonny albums still come out on top for me, especially DBM II.

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  • Rrregie

    the cuddler is just so great

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  • razcom

    I appreciate AS way more then I did back in 2013, it's an awesome album. The newest Sworn In album is so weird.

    Yesterday 2:19am Reply
  • MoogInRow

    FINALLY another person who likes AS better

    26 May 11:13am Reply
  • Kurumi-Tokisaki

    Fantano really ruined the casual's opinion of the new album. It's no Acceptance Speech but it's pretty good.

    26 May 3:16am Reply
  • MoogInRow

    We Own the Night is good but i really like Shark Dad and Lost better

    25 May 7:08pm Reply
  • xThisisdisaster

    What? What about Shark Dad, The Cuddler, Variation? We Own The Night is nowhere near the best track on the album in my opinion.

    24 May 9:53pm Reply
  • Sixers-kun

    New album has the ultimate case of "first track syndrome" The rest of the album is nowhere near as good as We Own The Night.

    24 May 7:17pm Reply
  • Element_X

    man i fucking love on the might of princes. it should be noted that the vocalist, jason, died 2 years ago as a result of a heart attack due to alcohol implications iirc.

    24 May 3:33pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    The Kinison have me hooked right now

    24 May 2:03pm Reply
  • gocomeback

    I have to say I'm pretty impressed with I the Mighty's new song. Was never able to get into their older stuff. Definitely looking forward to Connector though!

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  • MoogInRow

    yep it does

    22 May 8:00pm Reply
  • xThisisdisaster

    God, the new beta looks awful.

    22 May 12:13pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    On the Might of Princes are a really underrated old school screamo/Post-Hardcore band

    21 May 9:35am Reply
  • razcom

    Hey guys if you never heard of On The Might Of Princes I recommend fixing that mistake

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  • MoogInRow

    i like a lot of Rush songs but i never bother listening to them for some reason

    20 May 5:04am Reply
  • razcom

    I'm really into Yes and Rush

    17 May 3:15am Reply
  • MoogInRow

    anyways not too sure how many people here are into this stuff but Ulcerate might be releasing a new album, also Envy put out a new album and Pyrrhon have an EP out

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