Yall will probably like Gloe, a self-described mathgaze band, with some similarities to ALLB. They just released an album and are supplanting my need for more ALLB.
No Place is WAY too different from DGD for any comparisons to be made.
And for anyone who just doesn't "get" No Place, it's a concept album. Each song is a room in a dysfunctional, fucked-up house. Google up some explanations on the album, it's actually pretty damn dark and fascinating. Really makes you appreciate the album more.
I don't know if I'm really a fan of these types of bands anymore, but there's a certain amount of nostalgia with them that keeps pulling me back. I'm quite conflicted. At least ALLB have some redeeming qualities unlike DGD.
I'm mostly talking about progression in relation to each other, not individually (but in my opinion, WISIRO and IG are worlds apart, though that's beside the point). I feel like the bands are both pretty different from each other now, I couldn't imagine a song from No Place fitting in on Instant Gratification, or vice versa. We'd have a much different DGD if they were producing songs anything like Hand Over Mouth, Over and Over or Shaking of the Frame
"These days," in reference to the time after No Place and Instant Gratification. In my opinion they're not similar at all anymore: lyrical content, instrumentation, and vocal styles between the bands on their most recent output are distinctly different (seriously, Kuroi Ledge versus We Own the Night). The only things that tie them together are Kurt, and falling under the ever-broadening heading of post-hardcore. Maybe "unfounded" is a strong word, but to reduce them down to a "Dance Gavin Dance rip-off band" is just ridiculous
"Any comparisons to DGD are pretty unfounded" lol what, they have one of DGD's old singers and they play the same style of post-hardcore, of course they're gonna draw comparisons. you can say it's not worth comparing them but it's definitely not unfounded, they're really similar bands
I still can't believe I first discovered these guys through last.fm's free music recommendations, back when they only had Plan B released. They've come such a long way from being almost unknown, trying to offer up their music for free, to playing Warped Tour. Dang proud of these guys.
The thing about No Place is, as an album, it is best listened to from beginning to end with the lyrics in hand. Those of you with the patients and the ability should do this. so when I say that it's my AOTY, they might at least understand where I'm coming from.
just keep listening man, each and every song on the album is brilliant, some just take more listens to get that kind of appreciation. No Place started out as a disappointment for me within the first 5 or so listens. It grew on me so much that not only did it surpass Conversation Piece, it became one of my all time favorite records.
"I don't have a problem with people comparing the two bands. It's when one decides to say one is better than the other.. That's what I don't understand. " uhh you compare them and then inherently form an opinion about each in relation to each other and come to a conclusion about which you think is better pretty simple