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Gang Gang Dance - New Song ‘Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)’
Gang Gang Dance : New Song ‘Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)’
6th June 2018

Gang Gang Dance’s long-awaited new album Kazuashita is released later this month, and following ‘J-TREE’ and ‘Lotus’, today the New York act have released a third new song, ‘Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)’.

A piercing, heartfelt elegy, Lizzi Bougatsos empathetically sings for those lives unjustly lost to police brutality over weighty, tug-o-war synths and destabilizing beats.

Hear ‘Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)’ here.

Founded by Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian DeGraw and Josh Diamond, Gang Gang Dance has consistently blurred the boundaries between the New York art and music scenes for nearly two decades.  They are as comfortable performing rare improvisational sets at the Whitney Biennial as they are at Coachella and count Dash Snow & Dan Colen, Tinchy Stryder and the Boredoms as previous collaborators.

Kazuashita – the band’s first record together since the acclaimed Eye Contact in 2011 – is an intoxicating mix of shoegaze and electronic ambience and was produced by DeGraw after recording sessions across several New York studios and art spaces.  The trio were joined by drummer Ryan Sawyer (who met the band through the Boredoms’ BOADRUM project) and Jorge Elbrecht (who worked on additional production and mixing duties).

You can pre-order Kazuashita from 4AD here. The album comes with an exclusive double-sided poster with art and design from DeGraw and Bougatsos.

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