Fresh off a direct support tour where they played multiple sold-out shows with Underoath, Crown The Empire, and The Plot In You, Dance Gavin Dance is now headed out on yet another headlining tour in support of their newest record, Artificial Selection. The stacked lineup will also include progressive metal band Periphery, who have finished recording their 6th full-length record, UK breakout rock band Don Broco, post-hardcore veterans Hail The Sun, Thousand Below, and the extremely gifted Covet. Check out the full run of dates below.
Artificial Selection resulted in the highest sales of the vaunted band’s career to date, as the veteran act continues to break new musical ground, and gain fans across the globe.
Dance Gavin Dance are back with a bang. After weeks of teasing, the Sacramento post-hardcore juggernaut has returned with the first single (and music video) from their eighth studio album Artificial Selection, due out June 8th on Rise Records. The new track is called “Midnight Crusade”, and is sure to thrill longtime fans and new converts alike, as the group’s signature brand of quirky intensity is present in full force.
Every once in a while, a band emerges with a sound that both draws from a wide range of influences, yet feels fresh in its execution. Such a band doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel necessarily, but is able to stand out from the pack because they are more than the sum of their influences, and infuse their sound with a new vitality and distinctive voice. Houston progressive group Vox Vocis are one such band, and in a few short years they’ve gone from making a splash in their local scene, to now embarking on their first nationwide tour.
Sea of Trees are a San Diego-based progressive post-hardcore band that should be on your radar, if they are not already. Led by the dual-vocal interplay of Sasha Gordy and Aldrynne Eslava, this group’s dynamic sound recalls everything from contemporary genre stars Dance Gavin Dance, to classic touchstones such as The Used.
Today, Sea of Trees is premiering their new EP “Boss Battle!” exclusively on The New Fury. I spoke to the band’s vocalists about the inspiration behind the new tracks, which you can stream below.