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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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  • MoogInRow

    i think it was either the end of elementary school or my first year in Junior High, i was around the age of 10-12 and right now im 16, damn i feel young

    Yesterday 1:59am Reply
  • avanillasky

    I started college in 2009 when OC/YC came out. LOL. To hear that someone was in Elementary when it came out my blows mind. My first purchased album was the Batman Forever soundtrack, I think in 1999. Sunny Day Real Estate, PJ Harvey, The Offspring, massive Attack, Flaming Lips, all on it. SO 90'S.

    Yesterday 7:44pm Reply
  • knight_88

    The very first album I bought when I was in elementary school was 'Enema of the State' of blink-182, and the first "scene" record I bought back in 2002 was 'Tell All Your Friends' of Taking Back Sunday. Damn, I feel old!!! lol.

    25 Feb 4:54pm Reply
  • razcom

    How good is this track?

    25 Feb 4:29pm Reply
  • Bazy0

    In fact, I'm probably just old. Pretty sure I was posting in this shoutbox before Old Crows/Young Cardinals even came out.

    25 Feb 10:32am Reply
  • Bazy0

    Jesus OC/YC came out in 2009 didn't it? You must be young. First album I got was either Hybrid Theory, Chocolate Starfish or Papa Roach. Can't remember which specifically.

    25 Feb 10:29am Reply
  • gocomeback

    I remember when I was scene :(

    25 Feb 2:04am Reply
  • MoogInRow

    first album i bought was Old Crows/Young Cardinals, back when i was in Elementary School my top 3 artists list was The All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance and Faber Driver in that order though i was pretty big on Skillet, Breaking Benjamin, Red and a bunch of other cruddy Alt Metal Christian bands also used to like Scenecore stuff like Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Alesana, blessthefall, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Greeley Estates, From First To Last, The Used, Aiden (still love them), and A Static Lullaby, i also obsessed over Owl City, Kanye West and Avril Lavigne back then too.

    24 Feb 11:31pm Reply
  • razcom

    First album I bought was Green Day's American Idiot

    24 Feb 6:04pm Reply
  • gocomeback

    In elementary school I listened to Nelly and Alien Ant Farm. The first time I purchased my own music, I got Dear Diary by FFTL and Monkey Business by The Black Eyed Peas. Kids are weird. So are adults.

    24 Feb 12:08am Reply
  • Element_X

    lol all i listened to in elementary was top 40 stuff. white pony is a pretty nice record btw. 3 songs left.

    23 Feb 6:27pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    White Pony is one of the few albums that ive been listening to since Elementary school

    23 Feb 12:43pm Reply
  • gocomeback

    Yesss Witness is facts best album IMO. Can't wait for KTHEAT

    22 Feb 3:49pm Reply
  • Element_X

    im gonna dl white pony now like you said razzy

    21 Feb 8:04pm Reply
  • razcom

    Witness by FACT. holy shit what an awesome album

    21 Feb 3:15am Reply
  • Petahhhh

    I'm talking about Tilian, yall

    18 Feb 6:43pm Reply
  • Petahhhh

    Looks like they fixed the repetitive verse writing heard on Acceptance Speech. Album will rule.

    18 Feb 6:36pm Reply
  • razcom

    Pavilions newest album is really good. Ginger beard power

    18 Feb 5:23pm Reply
  • gocomeback

    that was sarcastic btw hehe~*

    18 Feb 5:37am Reply
  • gocomeback

    ew fps wtf *yawn*

    17 Feb 10:31pm Reply
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