4AD can reveal that the label have signed New York outfit Gang Gang Dance, with a new album - the follow-up to 2008’s Saint Dymphna - due later on in 2010.
Comprised of Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian Degraw, Josh Diamond and Jesse Lee, GGD established themselves with the release of God’s Money in 2005, following a string of underground releases having begun in the same experimental Brooklyn scene as the likes of Animal Collective, Black Dice and TV On The Radio.
Sounding like a mutant melting pot for the likes of Timbaland, The Pop Group, AR Rahman and elements the UK underground (collaborating with Tinchy Stryder for the avant-grime of 'Princes'), Saint Dymphna cement their status as one of the most essential and influential acts of their generation, garnering the following praise:
"Arranged with exquisite precision." Guardian
"These tracks are meticulously constructed to engulf and consume." Village Voice
"It turns out the band behind that curtain really is made up of wizards." Pitchfork
"Startling" (Album of the Year) FACT
Joined by live spirit guide, TAKA, GGD have the forthcoming dates:
25 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Ottobar
26 MORGANTOWN, W. VIRGINIA 123 Pleasant St.
27 KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE Big Ears Festival
29 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA Southern