Gang Gang Dance Are Banging
As for their new dance moves, guitarist Josh Diamond laughs at the perception of greater ass-shaking potential. "It started with our live shows. We’ve had the same sound guy for years, and we started to get these bigger sounds live. From that I felt we could really make sounds that could move people. In a twisted way I thought we always made dance music, but nobody else thought so.”
Diamond admits to only incremental changes in the band’s approach. It’s still about jamming first, then sculpting the results. "It’s really not that unusual, a lot of bands have a similar process. Now it’s changed slightly, we’ve got a good recorder for our practice space. I feel like we revisit things more easily, and Brian has gotten exceedingly good at cutting things up on computer.”
But more than just an artistic triumph, Diamond says the record will jumpstart live bookings. "We try to keep our live show very fresh, we’ve changed it a million times. But people wouldn’t want to book us anymore. They’d say ‘you don’t have a full-length record.’ I can’t believe how much shit is attached to having a full-length record!”
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