Band: DANCE DISASTER MOVEMENTGenres: Punk / Rock / Ambient / Noise / Electronic / Disco / Dance
Related artists: 60-Watt Kid and N.O.W..
Country: Long Beach, California USA
Years Active: 2001-2006, 2014
Song: "I Want Your Sass"
Album: "We Are From Nowhere"
Label(s): Dim Mak / Art Fag Recordings
This post's artist is from the August 2015 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download: the September Mix#9 right here or get the new October 2015 Mix#10 here.
For fans of: Devo, These Arms Are Snakes, Big Dick, The Blood Brothers, The Vogue, Soiled Doves, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Q And Not U, The Rapture and Xiu Xiu.
I know I'm not the most eclectic person around, as about 70-90% of what I listen to on a daily basis is pure screaming. I'm always excited when a band that I really dig don't fit a particular mould and isn't all screamy based. DANCE DISASTER MOVEMENT does just that, mixing lo-fi electronic looping with garage noise pop and the occasional break into disco (see "I Want Your Sass").
I'm pretty sure that it was the second time that I saw The Blood Brothers when DANCE DISASTER MOVEMENT opened for them in Toronto. The band employed a myriad of tricks to make two people sound like five, primarily due to the guitarist/vocalist using a nearly constant evolution of looping his guitar as well as keyboard. At said show the band closed with "The Shots" and had Jordan Blilie helping out with the vocals near the end. The song itself is repetitious in a way that does not get stale but instead produces relatively brief, infectious, building sing alongs. There is also a very interesting slide into a Middle Eastern sounding ending.
"C'est la Vie" goes from jagged and caustic to serene and relaxing. The first half sounds like industrial dance pop. The sassy croon that leads the cacophonous collection of noise has some fantastic solo transitions that'll have you to break your own neck as the instrumentals crash back in. For a prime example check out 1:21 and the shriek at 2:37. At 3:52 the song changes over to subdued electro-pop and it fucks oh so fucking well. The guitar outro that begins at 5:41 brings the song to a close in catchy as shit fashion.
I have been unable to acquire the band's 2005 discography but have included my vinyl ripped to mp3 for 'We are from Nowhere'. It has some decent tracks like the three mentioned above but the album itself can be a difficult listen.
2003 - We are from Nowhere cd/12"LP (download here)
2005 - Snow on the TV cd/12"EP (download here)
2005 - On 7"EP (does anyone have this? please post it!)
2005 - Beautiful Guns (collaboration w/Kill Me Tomorrow) 12"EP (does anyone have this? please post it!)
(2003) DANCE DISASTER MOVEMENT - "I Want Your Sass" (from 'We are from Nowhere')
(2003) DANCE DISASTER MOVEMENT - "C'est la Vie" (from 'We are from Nowhere')
(2003) DANCE DISASTER MOVEMENT - "The Shots" (from 'We are from Nowhere')
DANCE DISASTER MOVEMENT additional links