As a precursor to the release of their debut album for 4AD, the New York based act released Eye Contact tracks ‘Glass Jar’ and ‘MindKilla’ as a double A-side 12” single on April 4th. Recorded with long-term collaborator Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zola Jesus, Beach House and TV On The Radio), the single serves to offer an insight into their forthcoming album and Gang Gang Dance’s personal development since releasing Saint Dymphna (2008).
‘Glass Jar’ is the audacious opus that opens Eye Contact. Beginning with Takahiro Imamura’s brief declaration, “I can hear everything. It’s everything time,” the track slowly reveals itself over the course of eleven minutes. Arguably an ambitious first move, it’s a bold statement of intent.
‘MindKilla’, on the other hand, is a relatively succinct five-minute anthem that exhibits Gang Gang Dance at their melodic best. Here, Lizzi Bougatsos’ vocals take centre stage; mixing lyrics borrowed from ‘Hush Little Baby’, Bougatsos’ delivery lends a deeply sinister edge to the traditional lullaby.
‘Glass Jar’ / ‘MindKilla’ was made available as a limited edition 12” on April 4th 2011.
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|1 MindKilla (radio edit)||3.18|
The video for Gang Gang Dance's 'Mind Killa' is now online. Directed by Shoji Goto of the Boredoms, the video is streaming on the band's website. In conjunction with the video, the band are also giving away a free MP3 of 'Mind Killa', ahead of its release as a 12" on 11th April. Get the MP3 here. Watch the video below.
Both tracks also feature on new album...