New Dance Gavin Dance Song
2013-07-19 by merpmerp | 149 Comments

Post-hardcore group Dance Gavin Dance have released their first single off of their new
album, Acceptance Speech, due out October 8th. The single, titled 'The Robot with Human Hair - Part 4' is accompanied by a lyric video and can be viewed with the link below. It is also the first song to feature new clean vocalist Tilian Pearson.

Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnOqg5WzQKo

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swordsforhands
July 19th 2013

398 Comments


Pretty damn awesome, didn't know what to expect with Tilian on vocals. Live performances gave a bit of an impression, but this is great and I'm looking forward to the album.

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Shimana
July 19th 2013

541 Comments


rules

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merpmerp
July 19th 2013

792 Comments


next album: Tilian leaves, Kellin Quinn takes over.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2013

7062 Comments


Yeah I was worried this guy might be awkwardly forced into trying to be like Jonny (which Kurt kind of did on the first album with him) but he sounds comfortable in the role and this rules.

giraffesareepic88
July 19th 2013

74 Comments


Like I expected, its fucking awesome.

Rowan5215
July 19th 2013

25003 Comments


Love it, already sounding better than DBMII. Pumped.

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ThomasTheCure
July 19th 2013

284 Comments


now that's nice.

moshpotatoes
July 19th 2013

533 Comments


When is Karma gonna get DGD? They ditch Kurt for Jonny Craig and we all know how that turned out and now Tilian drops in their lap and turns their music to a whole new level of good.

MMX
July 19th 2013

4794 Comments


pretty stoked for this sounded great

Feather
July 19th 2013

1275 Comments


I like dance gavin dance a lot better without jonny craig.. just realizing this. DBMII wasnt bad but I liked happiness more and it looks like from this single ill like this more as well.

moshpotatoes
July 19th 2013

533 Comments


Yeah, this might beat happiness.

Vespiion
July 19th 2013

1221 Comments


I don't usually care about lyrics but what the fuck was that shit

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JeffryWinkles
July 19th 2013

100 Comments


good song, but anyone else just kinda playing tilians parts but with jonny's vocals in their heads?

Calc
July 19th 2013

12111 Comments


I wish this album came out during the summer so I can blast it out my window in glee. Can't do that where I am in early winter/late fall times.

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DatBeefPudding
July 19th 2013

1280 Comments


love this song. will buy the album if it's anything like this. hopefully we get another single before the album is released.

titlefightmeirl
July 19th 2013

659 Comments


song was better than expected. am I the only one that thought the cleans sounded a little over produced though?

Calc
July 19th 2013

12111 Comments


YES YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE!!!!!!

titlefightmeirl
July 19th 2013

659 Comments


maybe it's my shitty laptop quality lol.

titlefightmeirl
July 19th 2013

659 Comments


I've seen that been said a couple times, I really don't see how the song could be about Jonny at all. I think Tilian is a great fit.

bloc
July 19th 2013

34730 Comments


Really liking this. I am relieved.

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merpmerp
July 19th 2013

792 Comments


"girl don't be so difficult come here let's get physical." that's about Jonny alright.

titlefightmeirl
July 19th 2013

659 Comments


^ you took that from one of the top comments lol

chesse13
July 19th 2013

2326 Comments


beyond fucking excited for this

merpmerp
July 19th 2013

792 Comments


lol you caught me.

ThomasTheCure
July 19th 2013

284 Comments


i think tilian could be the best vocalist they've had yet, as far as talent goes, but i think he's
plenty fitting with the group, despite the more out there personalities of jonny and kurt. jon brings
plenty of wacky material with his lyrics, which i fucking LOVE in this song. i think there's too much
going on with the rest of the group for tilian to ruin the feel of their material anyway. especially
when he's so good at what he does.

moshpotatoes
July 19th 2013

533 Comments


IDK, it feels a lot like a combination of DBM2 and Happiness.

Shimana
July 19th 2013

541 Comments


he's the best live vox out of the 3. jonny runs out of gas after a few sets

spanndrew58
July 19th 2013

51 Comments


Way better than DTBM2 already...

joshieboy12345
July 19th 2013

5370 Comments


Surprisingly good.

CutMan
July 20th 2013

1774 Comments


I think I like this band now.

Scoot
July 20th 2013

17709 Comments


best song since dbm1

his voice is gonna have to grow on me though

Scoot
July 20th 2013

17709 Comments


"come here let's get physical" sounds exactly like jonny

DatBeefPudding
July 20th 2013

1280 Comments


just the sexualization of the lyrics, nothing more really.

Calc
July 20th 2013

12111 Comments


it's a little less forward than "We gonna fuk tonight"

Scoot
July 20th 2013

17709 Comments


the tone does

darkbunny
July 20th 2013

141 Comments


will never not love this band. i mean unless jonny craig comes back

merpmerp
July 20th 2013

792 Comments


does anyone actually dislike this band?

MrMatt767
July 20th 2013

160 Comments


wow, really good

TheBuzzKiller
July 20th 2013

147 Comments


Great song, and easily the best executed lyrics video I've seen yet.

Torii
July 20th 2013

810 Comments


I feel so, sooooo happy after listening to this. DGD still has it, and Tilian sounds fucking great.

Mabbitt
July 20th 2013

1344 Comments


next album: Tilian leaves, Kellin Quinn takes over.


Please no.

good song, but anyone else just kinda playing tilians parts but with jonny's vocals in their
heads?


I tried imagining it but they both have such different voices it's hard to picture Johnny singing
it.

song was better than expected. am I the only one that thought the cleans sounded a little
over produced though?


His voice sounds really cool but it does sound a bit overproduced


Overall, I enjoyed it. something about Tillian's voice in the song sounds awesome

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SonofSnow
July 20th 2013

677 Comments


Was anxiously anticipating this, now I'm full on excited, 2 and a half months wait still.

Captain North
July 20th 2013

6784 Comments


I dug it, much more mainstream approach

fromtheinside
July 20th 2013

17905 Comments


happiness is their best agreed north.

i love how we've agreed with each other our entire lives on this site

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Feather
July 20th 2013

1275 Comments


happiness is their best so far

ABjordanMM
July 20th 2013

1367 Comments


this is pretty good.

CatfishSoup
July 20th 2013

177 Comments


This just keeps getting better with each listen. Tilian does sound a bit over produced though. So keen for this album however, hopefully it kicks ass.

fromtheinside
July 20th 2013

17905 Comments


HEY SOMEONE WHO KNOWS MUSIC IS THIS THE SAME SINGER FROM TIDES OF MAN?

ABjordanMM
July 20th 2013

1367 Comments


yeah.

fromtheinside
July 20th 2013

17905 Comments


damn. looking forward to this now

Captain North
July 20th 2013

6784 Comments


Yeah okay

Sauce
July 20th 2013

678 Comments


that part in the middle, the climax of the track, makes me want to listen to dreamhouse. this was good. the chorus wasn't my favorite it but it's nice that they only repeated it once.

MUNGOLOID
July 20th 2013

4289 Comments


kinda dig it.

henryChinaski
July 20th 2013

2708 Comments


Pretty good.

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Dreakon
July 20th 2013

353 Comments


Oh, so they have a female clean vocalist now... cool.

Song was pretty good.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 20th 2013

12792 Comments


will rule

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ShitsofRain
July 20th 2013

5821 Comments


mess god

Azn.
July 20th 2013

5604 Comments


Really good song, I'm satisfied. Stoked for the new record.

Tilian actually does fit in pretty well, and Mess got way better at screaming

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Azn.
July 20th 2013

5604 Comments


"a lot of the lyrics could be directed towards him. especially the line about syringes considering the dudes a junkie. "

they've had plenty of drug-related lyrics before throughout their discog

dawija3
July 20th 2013

213 Comments


Better than with Johnny...still irrelevant

jcismulti
July 20th 2013

23 Comments


not diggin the new vocalist atleast from this song

Shimana
July 20th 2013

541 Comments


hey guise it sounds even better when you don't watch the video and only listen to the song

swordsforhands
July 20th 2013

398 Comments


I've been listening to it almost nonstop since yesterday and I've got to say it's already grown on me. I keep discovering new things with every listen still, I can't wait for this album!

Also, at the person saying ''Tilian leaves, Kellin Quinn next'', they did an acoustic version of Uneasy Hearts with him once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KxFn6hV9Rk

Damon
July 20th 2013

257 Comments


That was slightly disappointing

Azn.
July 20th 2013

5604 Comments


the guitar work during the chorus made me jazz

Fieryfenderz
July 20th 2013

1432 Comments


Somehow I've never gotten into this band. Where do I start?

merpmerp
July 20th 2013

792 Comments


Downtown Battle Mountain is essential.. then Happiness. those are their two best albums.

darkbunny
July 20th 2013

141 Comments


The S/T is incredible as well. I think the musical direction they went with Kurt Travis as their vocalist was awesome. This song sounds more like that, which I like a lot.

Next
July 20th 2013

20 Comments


As people have said before me the "physical" is very reminiscent of what Jonny would do - albeit with less distortion - not that I am surprised, as Jonny's quirks are very pleasurable to listen to, so them having Tillian use distortion isn't surprising.

Tillian's great - though had I not heard his live sets with DGD when he first joined, that opinion might have been way different, considering how overproduced his vocals are in this. But in the aforementioned livesets he belts high C's out the ass, so I imagine he can do this live - the notes that is.

pepster50
July 20th 2013

328 Comments


i hope that not all the songs on the cd are chorus driven .. this song fuckin rules though

ConcubinaryCode
July 20th 2013

2059 Comments


Ahh shit this rules.

YakNips
July 20th 2013

8864 Comments


Doubt it Bilboran. Hard to top DBM and Happiness.

But it'll be damn good.

Digging: The Brave Little Abacus - Just Got Back from the Discomfort

Azn.
July 20th 2013

5604 Comments


been listening to this nonstop

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 20th 2013

49955 Comments


mix the guitar higher goddamnit

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 20th 2013

49955 Comments


The song ends where there should be a badass breakdown wtf

Azn.
July 20th 2013

5604 Comments


hey trebor since when were you contrib?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 20th 2013

49955 Comments


February 24th

Azn.
July 20th 2013

5604 Comments


wow I never noticed, belated congrats

RosaParks
July 20th 2013

14826 Comments


this is amazing

YakNips
July 20th 2013

8864 Comments


damn right it is

Spluger
July 20th 2013

1131 Comments


This song is awesome.

fusrodamn
July 20th 2013

1 Comments


I AM SO HAPPY

Mabbitt
July 21st 2013

1344 Comments


jeez, i figured that since his voice sounds so different from johnny's on this song that the old stuff would sound different. Watching a live video of Lemon Meringue Tie, Tillians NAILS it

TooManyFriends
July 21st 2013

577 Comments


OK this is gonna sound really weird but in this song Tilian totally sounds like Buster from Arthur

fromtheinside
July 21st 2013

17905 Comments


oh no a band exceeding trebors expectations. cue neg review

DatBeefPudding
July 21st 2013

1280 Comments


is album is anything like song, it will be 4 - 4.5 worthy imo

Dromasta
July 21st 2013

80 Comments


It's settled guys! This song is awesome and everybody loves Dance Gavin Dance. If you hate fun you hate this music.


Dromasta
July 21st 2013

80 Comments


Jonny is and always will be my favorite but this band is just undeniably good with any singer.


RosaParks
July 21st 2013

14826 Comments


123

Aspenshadow
July 21st 2013

306 Comments


Jonny blows this guy's great

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2013

10041 Comments


Fantastic track.

MalleusMaleficarum
July 21st 2013

14244 Comments


my god sputnik has too many kids these days. the overall average demo of this site has gone down a solid 5 yrs over the last 2-3

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Azn.
July 21st 2013

5604 Comments


I feel like tilian's voice contrasts nicely with mess's though

SHAKEandBAKE
July 21st 2013

1310 Comments


His voice is annoyingly high-pitched, but the song is still pretty cool. I'm just trying to pretend this is a different band. It's impossible to live up to Jonny's vocals.

Azn.
July 21st 2013

5604 Comments


jonny is way too overrated

Shimana
July 21st 2013

541 Comments


Tilian's one of my favourites, but I can see the argument that his voice doesn't fit the band style. I don't mind it much, but would love to have seen Geise do a record.

sailSAway
July 21st 2013

839 Comments


oh. oh. so much better. officially excited.

AlasKenColors
July 21st 2013

159 Comments


Didn't even realize they had a new clean vocalist. Regardless, I think his singing matches the rest of the band just fine. I personally found Jonny's voice to be a bit tedious and pretentious anyways.

rokknroll4
July 21st 2013

161 Comments


Jon Mess sounds awesome. Not sure how I feel about Tilian really. Can't say he ruins the song or anything but his vocals are mixed very oddly to say the least.

DirEnRefused
July 21st 2013

2157 Comments


never listened to these guys before, but the guitarist and harsh vocalist are going hard.

Scoot
July 21st 2013

17709 Comments


mess sounds like a boss here

DatBeefPudding
July 21st 2013

1280 Comments


"I personally found Jonny's voice to be a bit tedious and pretentious anyways."

a thousand times this. i could never really get into jonny. which is why my fav DGD albums are S-T and Happiness.

IMO anyway.

po0ty
July 21st 2013

486 Comments


new guy reminds me of ant green, though maybe thats because of the high pitch and chorus melody though

TheSpirit
July 21st 2013

17626 Comments


how can a voice be pretentious

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cliiint
July 22nd 2013

561 Comments


o cool craig owens is fronting dgd now

just kidding stop comparing this guy to other guys. compare him to ladies. i would fuck tillians voice. it's really pretty and to me that's what matters most; balancing out mess' beautiful ugliness,

but mess doesn't sound like mess either. the instrumentation is SOLID dgd but with a new vocal approach it doesn't seem right to compare this to old shit. I do like this song a lot tho. i've listened to it 10 times today and that's more than ive collectively listened to any dbm2 song.

darkbunny
July 22nd 2013

141 Comments


It is a new approach, but I think you can still compare parts of this to songs that were on DBM, even.
It mostly sounds like two things to me, tighter production, and Mess has gotten a lot better at
screaming. His voice has never sounded better.

also "a thousand times this. i could never really get into jonny. which is why my fav DGD albums are
S-T and Happiness." [2]

Azn.
July 22nd 2013

5604 Comments


true, mess has definitely never sounded better
half the time on DBM2 he sounded like his throat was being cut or something

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 22nd 2013

7062 Comments


"jeez, i figured that since his voice sounds so different from johnny's on this song that the old stuff would sound different. Watching a live video of Lemon Meringue Tie, Tillians NAILS it"

This is actually surprisingly true. All the live stuff with tilian rules pretty hard. Don't think these guys have ever come to my area but I'd love to see them with tilian, and I'm stoked for this album.

Rowan5215
July 22nd 2013

25003 Comments


Yeah I have to agree that Jonny is overrated. He can sing, but he couldn't write music for shit. I found his parts on DBM1+2 incredibly boring, lyrically and melodically, they were just dry and his voice was the only good part about them. Kurt and Tillian are much better for this band imo. Plus, Mess now seems to be a beast at screaming as well as writing lyrics and melodies like he was before. VERY pleased with this.

Azn.
July 22nd 2013

5604 Comments


yeah jonny on emarosa was horrible, it sounded like he was singing random notes most of the time

Rowan5215
July 22nd 2013

25003 Comments


Emarosa aren't bad at all but I feel like that's mostly thanks to the other members, not Jonny. And DGD are sooo much better off without him imo.

Azn.
July 22nd 2013

5604 Comments


relativity was aight, but as for the random singing I had their second album in mind

Rowan5215
July 22nd 2013

25003 Comments


Oh ok fair enough. It did get boring at parts I agree but A Toast to the Future Kids! was killer.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 22nd 2013

7062 Comments


DGD works so much better without Jonny, I agree. I also think it's where Jonny finds his best output, which is a shame because I wish he could find it elsewhere. But on DBM1 he was at his peak on almost every track, but he stole the show completely. In Kurt's era, the first album had him trying too hard to fit Jonny's shoes, but once he got comfortable with the band he made Happiness with them. And with Happiness Kurt just fit so much better with the band, playing along with them rather than just soaring over them the way Jonny did.

You can see it in DBM2, it just didn't work out that well. This sounds a lot like Kurt's best work, with Tilian taking the rest of the band into consideration with what he does, and it allows the talented instrumentalists to play a larger part than they ever did with Jonny as a front-man.

Rowan5215
July 22nd 2013

25003 Comments


To be honest, I liked Jonny more on DBMII than on DBMI. That album bores me to death to be perfectly straight, DBMII at least has some stylistic diversity to stay interesting. But regardless, I think the s/t crushes all, and I have very high hopes for this.

YakNips
July 22nd 2013

8864 Comments


DGD > DGD

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 22nd 2013

7062 Comments


To be honest, I liked Jonny more on DBMII than on DBMI. That album bores me to death to be perfectly straight, DBMII at least has some stylistic diversity to stay interesting. But regardless, I think the s/t crushes all, and I have very high hopes for this.


Jonny is what sells me on DBM1 completely, and he just didn't do the same for me on DBM2. And although the rest of the band had improved with Happiness and what-not, they took a step back from that album when making DBM2, so I'm glad to see a new vocalist that will probably allow them to expand on the happiness sound even more.

Rowan5215
July 22nd 2013

25003 Comments


Yeah DBM2 was a step back from Happiness, not disagreeing there. I just like it more than DMB1. But agreed, this album should hopefully tread similar ground to Happiness, and the similarity of the album covers gives me hope that it will.

YakNips
July 22nd 2013

8864 Comments


Lol DBM2 is my least favorite. But I still love it

fromtheinside
July 22nd 2013

17905 Comments


@andcas we know

fromtheinside
July 22nd 2013

17905 Comments


did you know they said the word God in that album?

ARE YOU UPSET?

fromtheinside
July 22nd 2013

17905 Comments


thank Raiden

fromtheinside
July 22nd 2013

17905 Comments


you know what it means to assume.

however, here, you've assyou'd

fromtheinside
July 22nd 2013

17905 Comments


surely you have more pressing maters to attend to in order to gain your 1 millionth signifier in wasting your life?

Evreaia
July 22nd 2013

4007 Comments


Happiness is better,

Mess turned out beastly though. Loving it.

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 22nd 2013

7062 Comments


Yeah it's been fun to see Mess progress.

c0nf1n3d
July 22nd 2013

280 Comments


Interesting.

Rowan5215
July 22nd 2013

25003 Comments


Can't fucking stop listening to this, it's addicting as all hell.

DatBeefPudding
July 22nd 2013

1280 Comments


you cant say happiness is better when you've only heard 1 song, sorry

DirEnRefused
July 22nd 2013

2157 Comments


been jamming this all day. definitely going to give some attention to downtown battle mountain later.

leonardjohnb
July 22nd 2013

2 Comments


5 SUPERHEROES

Spluger
July 22nd 2013

1131 Comments


feed into the miracle, don't be fucking cynical

Spluger
July 22nd 2013

1131 Comments


I listened to nothing but these guys in 10th grade. They're like that one band that played with a lot of scene bands but never exactly fit that mold.

chesse13
July 22nd 2013

2326 Comments


imagine if happiness had mess in it though



just think

BeeRyan
July 23rd 2013

108 Comments


Loved all their full-lengths, can't seem to pick a favorite. I think this is definitely not as good as any previous ones.

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Minus.
July 23rd 2013

2680 Comments


I dont like Tilian's vocals at all.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 23rd 2013

12792 Comments


reported

LowRidinCow
July 23rd 2013

36 Comments


Yeah I love this. New album will be amazing.

SmokingTheClouds
July 23rd 2013

639 Comments


anyone else just kinda playing tilians parts but with jonny's vocals in their heads?


No one is doing that.

charlie15
July 30th 2013

132 Comments


Gay. Cleans are hopeless

charlie15
July 30th 2013

132 Comments


Gay. Cleans are hopeless

DatBeefPudding
July 30th 2013

1280 Comments


cleans are great, i like them better than jonny. i actually hate jonnys vocals lol



Azn.
July 30th 2013

5604 Comments


well boys that's what happens when you fuck up your voice with drugs

Feather
July 31st 2013

1275 Comments


anyone else just kinda playing tilians parts but with jonny's vocals in their heads?


No one is doing that.[2]


wachooo
July 31st 2013

121 Comments


Mess always delivers the goods but The cleans are awful to me. Liked this dude on the Saosin demo though.

Spokklett
August 3rd 2013

84 Comments


This song has actually made me get into this band, digging Downtown II and Happiness!

Genesis1992
August 10th 2013

31 Comments


anyone else just kinda playing tilians parts but with jonny's vocals in their heads?


No one is doing that.[3]


MalleusMaleficarum
August 10th 2013

14244 Comments


"cleans are great, i like them better than jonny"

anyone with this opinion is a terrible person

GingerJesus
August 10th 2013

79 Comments


ur fat



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