Dance Gavin Dance's "Prisoner" single

2020-02-21 by MrToothbrush | 130 Comments
Dance Gavin Dance have released their new song from the upcoming album Afterburner, which will be released on April 24th.

The song is titled "Prisoner" and can be viewed below:



Tagged: Dance Gavin Dance

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hobblepot
February 21st 2020
2430 Comments


can’t wait to 5 this regardless of its quality cos it’s DGD

Aenima97
February 21st 2020
64 Comments


This is levels above Midnight Crusade as a first single, I'm fucking loving the funky sound.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2020
26510 Comments


This is such a good song. Holds true to classic DGD-isms, but feels like it's progressed their sound just a bit from the formula they've been using the last couple of records.

Digging: Malfet - The Glimmering

SteakByrnes
February 21st 2020
17709 Comments


This fuckin smacks, and that Tilian scream was so nice to hear

Digging: Invent Animate - Greyview

Josh D.
February 21st 2020
15306 Comments


ick

SymbolicInTime
February 21st 2020
5591 Comments


This is fucking solid. Cant believe the rate at which these guys churn out such solid tuneage, especially considering how much they seem to tour

Digging: Rollins Band - The End of Silence

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
February 21st 2020
15058 Comments


bumps

coldheaven
February 21st 2020
4958 Comments


"This fuckin smacks, and that Tilian scream was so nice to hear"

Ya boi Tides Of Man-d me and I love every bit of it

Digging: New Kids on the Block - Step By Step

SteakByrnes
February 21st 2020
17709 Comments


Hell yea brother, the Tides sound was alive and well

Project
February 21st 2020
4101 Comments


Why is this the first time I'm hearing Tillian scream on a DGD track?? His scream has so much power, it's amazing. This song makes great use of his voice; the chorus absolutely soars.

Looking like another classic DGD 4/5 "sound hasn't evolved but still sounds great"

SteakByrnes
February 21st 2020
17709 Comments


He did some yells on Mothership, but this scream is noice

supremejelly
February 21st 2020
1163 Comments


Yeah, his yell in Inpsire the Liars is pretty amazing. Apparently he wished fans wouldn't pick that song for the fan-selected setlist because of how vocally challenging that song is, lol.

But this is the "harshest" scream I think he's done

TundraL5Z
February 21st 2020
3834 Comments


rules.

vult
February 21st 2020
101 Comments


Jon Mess bringing some of the Secret Band energy to the end of this.

bloc
February 21st 2020
60139 Comments


Loving this song, and great video. Gaptooth looks sexy as hell.

And is it just me or does he look like Randy Orton lol

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2020
16471 Comments


hope yall are seeing the not-so-subtle dig Mess is taking on his position in the band in this video

Digging: Ocoeur - Everything

ShadowNeko
February 21st 2020
230 Comments


Best song I've heard thus far this year. Holy fuck.

JayEnder
February 21st 2020
6557 Comments


Oh hell yes the boys are finally back! Loved the funkiness of this track. New album will undoubtedly rule.

The album art is probably my least favorite of theirs tho. :[

SymbolicInTime
February 21st 2020
5591 Comments


Whaaaaaat I love that art

SaveBandit
February 21st 2020
860 Comments


"Whaaaaaat I love that art" [2]

Jay Jay you cray cray. Song fucking rules though.

Digging: Invent Animate - Greyview

JayEnder
February 21st 2020
6557 Comments


Okay, its pretty cool looking at it more. The satanic horned animals are bullying the normal animals lol.

Pikazilla
February 21st 2020
9300 Comments


Song is awesome

JayEnder
February 21st 2020
6557 Comments


Tilian's scream tho FUCK YES

I hope he does more "Tides of Man" vocals on the album.

SaveBandit
February 21st 2020
860 Comments


Yeeee, this album is going to be sick.

JayEnder
February 21st 2020
6557 Comments


7. Strawberry's Wake

oh shit oh shit oh shit

SteakByrnes
February 21st 2020
17709 Comments


Oh hell yea

hobblepot
February 21st 2020
2430 Comments


“hope yall are seeing the not-so-subtle dig Mess is taking on his position in the band in this video“

I think it’s much more a dig at fans perception of his position in the band

hobblepot
February 21st 2020
2430 Comments


“hope yall are seeing the not-so-subtle dig Mess is taking on his position in the band in this video“

I think it’s much more a dig at fans perception of his position in the band

SteakByrnes
February 21st 2020
17709 Comments


Classic double post

Momentai
February 21st 2020
208 Comments


not a fan of the aesthetic for this album cover. Amazing song though.

TundraL5Z
February 21st 2020
3834 Comments


"The album art is probably my least favorite of theirs tho"
same

Nomos2
February 21st 2020
623 Comments


I actually like it quite a bit, the cover!

SteakByrnes
February 21st 2020
17709 Comments


Album art owns yea

bloc
February 21st 2020
60139 Comments


I like the art a lot, they needed to change it up tbh

"hope yall are seeing the not-so-subtle dig Mess is taking on his position in the band in this video"

Explain please

CygnusX1
February 21st 2020
619 Comments


Song fucking slaps, really digging the funky sound. Album cover looks like it should go hard. Hype train full speed ahead til Swanfest

Feather
February 21st 2020
5819 Comments


https://twitter.com/MattiasInk/status/1230863697775661056

The art was a lot better prior to the coloring

Pikazilla
February 21st 2020
9300 Comments


So excited for this

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2020
16471 Comments


"hope yall are seeing the not-so-subtle dig Mess is taking on his position in the band in this video"

Explain please

since tilian came along his contributions to the band have been less and less so now he just sits back, yells something, and fades into the background

SteakByrnes
February 21st 2020
17709 Comments


I want Man of the Year part 2

Momentai
February 21st 2020
208 Comments


tilian and mess have the exact same amount of parts as mess and johnny had and mess and kurt have. It actually blows my mind ppl say mess took a back seat to tilian now lol. Mess is all over the last three albums.

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2020
16471 Comments


it's not that mind blowing... despite the "amount" of parts he's had, he's utilized much differently than he used to be. thrown out there like a featured artist in his own group to do some yelling for a verse or two and reeled back in. they've gotten a little better with it recently with some of the song structures being tailored to his strengths but it's still very noticeable

Momentai
February 21st 2020
208 Comments


I can think of most tracks from IG, Mothership, and Artificial where Mess doesnt feel like that. Id argue hes incorporated even better now. And certainly isnt sidelined for Tilian like I see some comments saying.

GreyShadow
February 21st 2020
3727 Comments


ehhhhhh didn't love this. gonna need some more listens. the last minute is sick as fuck and I wish that was what was built on.

Josh D.
February 21st 2020
15306 Comments


The Anthony Green style vocals make me shrivel into hell, terrible

brettgoespunk
February 21st 2020
316 Comments


This will grow on me, but I am definitely missing the energy that they usually bring.

BeeRyan
February 21st 2020
1381 Comments


Cool instrumental but man neither singer is doing anything I like here

bloc
February 22nd 2020
60139 Comments


"since tilian came along his contributions to the band have been less and less so now he just sits back, yells something, and fades into the background"

Hmm true that. Maybe he doesn't mind

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2020
16471 Comments


he obviously doesn't mind too much he's making that money. but him just kinda laying down on a couch while the camera pans around to the other members of the band for almost the whole video I think is a little nod to it

bloc
February 22nd 2020
60139 Comments


Hell, I'd kill for a job like that

vult
February 22nd 2020
101 Comments


this is definitely a grower. last minute is so sick tho.

SteakByrnes
February 22nd 2020
17709 Comments


This song is still so fucking good

omgbecky
February 22nd 2020
499 Comments


I like this song, but this video blows in comparison to others they’ve put out. The visual effects were alright, but other than that it was just boring.

MuhNamesTyler
February 22nd 2020
6573 Comments


Solid as usual

henryChinaski
February 22nd 2020
4337 Comments


"Cant believe the rate at which these guys churn out such solid tuneage..."

^ this!

"...feels like it's progressed their sound just a bit from the formula they've been using the last couple of records."

^ and this.

Song is awesome

SlyZ
February 22nd 2020
46 Comments


Serious Saosin vibes

elephantREVOLUTION
February 22nd 2020
2996 Comments


This is so fucking uninteresting.

Josh D.
February 22nd 2020
15306 Comments


correct

JayEnder
February 22nd 2020
6557 Comments


no u

quorrouq
February 22nd 2020
5 Comments


Jon isn't making digs lmao he's just being his usual self. Dude is allowed to take a fuckin seat after Secret Band LP2.

SteakByrnes
February 22nd 2020
17709 Comments


I like that the video is one take, always cool in my book

Beardog
February 22nd 2020
3307 Comments


Oh yeah I like this one

Darius the Great
February 22nd 2020
21508 Comments


another one ALREADY the last one just came out!!

bloc
February 22nd 2020
60139 Comments


Is the band beating me up at the end of the video?

SteakByrnes
February 22nd 2020
17709 Comments


Tilian wasn't flexing his triceps for nothing bloc

bloc
February 22nd 2020
60139 Comments


hnnng don't remind me

nash1311
February 22nd 2020
1782 Comments


#smokesapackofchristianbale

Tyler.
February 22nd 2020
17726 Comments


am just so so sick of tillian at this point. song is super by the numbers dgd

Pikazilla
February 23rd 2020
9300 Comments


still better than anything on happiness and deathstar agreed

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2020
22535 Comments


tyler [2]

this is dull as hell, afterburner more like afterburnout lol

pika go take a thundershower happiness smokes this

Digging: Bambara - Stray

SteakByrnes
February 23rd 2020
17709 Comments


Tilian owns

GreyShadow
February 23rd 2020
3727 Comments


tilian most indeed owns just like i point out on my featured "Dance Gavin Dance - Every Tilian Song Ranked" list that you'll find on the front page of sputnikmusic.com

go there and disagree with me please

BeeRyan
February 23rd 2020
1381 Comments


Right on Tyler. Also what do people even like about Jon's lyrics his schtick is like a bad joke that just keeps not giving

MotokoKusanagi
February 23rd 2020
2525 Comments


ending is so damn good

Robert048
February 23rd 2020
28 Comments


I'm not familiar with this band at all, but I really enjoyed this.

Digging: Heaven Shall Burn - Of Truth & Sacrifice

Spikel
February 23rd 2020
52 Comments


I'm also unfamiliar, I liked everything except the screaming vocals. I never can get in to monotone screaming vocals.

StickFeit
February 23rd 2020
1064 Comments


Song is ok

Edit: song is catchy

CatfishSoup
February 23rd 2020
301 Comments


Oh man i'm so happy DGD is still getting love. So many years on and they are still rock solid. Can't wait for the new album. Also, the artwork is AWESOME.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2020
57157 Comments


Band puts out way too much material

Digging: Hot Mulligan - you'll be fine

JayEnder
February 24th 2020
6557 Comments


Cool detail I noticed about the album art if some of you guys didn't catch. If you place it right next to the Artificial Selection album art, on the bottom in particular, they contrast between "heaven" and "hell" and form one singular piece of art.

coldheaven
February 24th 2020
4958 Comments


"The Anthony Green style vocals make me shrivel into hell, terrible"

fuk u

"still better than anything on happiness and deathstar agreed"

fuk u 2

XingKing
February 25th 2020
15097 Comments


I've hated this band since Kurt left but I'll be damned, this song is actually pretty good.

highandtight
February 25th 2020
23 Comments


band has always been the epitome of cringe

Larkinhill
February 25th 2020
6309 Comments


Only heard a few songs by these guys, but fuck, that was pretty damn good. Did feel like most of Jon Mess’ parts were shoehorned in though.

RIPGemmy
February 25th 2020
5 Comments


Chorus is a pretty nice earworm.

coldheaven
February 25th 2020
4958 Comments


"band has always been the epitome of cringe"

ya mama

SteakByrnes
February 25th 2020
17709 Comments


PRIIIIIIISONEERRRRRRRRR
PRIIIIIIISONEERRRRRRRRR
WEEEE FOOUUUUNND YOUUUU
WEE FEEEEEL YOUUUUU BREEEEEATHINNNGGG

Feather
February 25th 2020
5819 Comments


"I've hated this band since Kurt left but I'll be damned, this song is actually pretty good."

You should probably revisit. Find this hard to believe.

bigweinerdon
February 25th 2020
282 Comments


band sucks

bigweinerdon
February 25th 2020
282 Comments


band sucks

calmrose
February 25th 2020
5528 Comments


okay bigweinerdon

Digging: Botch - We Are the Romans

SteakByrnes
February 25th 2020
17709 Comments


Classic double post

JayEnder
February 25th 2020
6557 Comments


Classic double post [2]

XingKing
February 25th 2020
15097 Comments


"You should probably revisit. Find this hard to believe."

What's so hard to believe about that? I've listened to every album as it comes out and DBM and Happiness are honestly the only two records of theirs that I enjoy and everything else is a fairly hard pass

Darius the Great
February 25th 2020
21508 Comments


Dude this song actually slaps

it's a bit more subtle for them i like it

JayEnder
February 25th 2020
6557 Comments


Darius is 100% correct

Darius the Great
February 25th 2020
21508 Comments


Tbh i keep thinking their shtick would get get old sooner rather than later but they still got it boii

SteakByrnes
February 25th 2020
17709 Comments


Hoping Tilian does more screams on other songs and not just this one

Darius the Great
February 25th 2020
21508 Comments


Was that him screaming at the end

good shit lad

JayEnder
February 25th 2020
6557 Comments


Yup I don't think this band will ever run out of steam. There's just something special about how they handle their music and keep it refreshing

SteakByrnes
February 25th 2020
17709 Comments


Yee Darius that last line in the "give yourself a medal" section is Tilian doing a scream it owns

bloc
February 26th 2020
60139 Comments


"Yup I don't think this band will ever run out of steam. There's just something special about how they handle their music and keep it refreshing"

I love this band as much as the next guy, but I will admit they've been doing the lick-silence-lick-silence-chords-repeat formula a lot recently. Same with the chord-lick-chord-lick formula. But then again, the possibilities are endless using these methods lol

vult
February 26th 2020
101 Comments


Get off your high horse and fly the spy plane!

MotokoKusanagi
February 26th 2020
2525 Comments


classic acid put me back in the casket

bigweinerdon
February 26th 2020
282 Comments


band sucks

SteakByrnes
February 26th 2020
17709 Comments


slaps yea

bigweinerdon
February 26th 2020
282 Comments


hahahah

Pikazilla
February 26th 2020
9300 Comments


okay smallweinerdon

Storm In A Teacup
March 8th 2020
27258 Comments


Band was ass before Tillian. Too many comments acting opposite so it's time to push back. Tillian makes DGD.

Storm In A Teacup
March 8th 2020
27258 Comments


Weave me into the fabric
The filter is freaking out

GreyShadow
March 8th 2020
3727 Comments


ooo i mean that's not true but Tilian era is definitely the reason they're in my top 5 favorite bands.

also, i only heard Lyrics Lie once but it shits on Prisoner. hopefully it comes out soon

calmrose
March 8th 2020
5528 Comments


"Band was ass before Tillian."

get that jabroni take out of here

JayEnder
March 8th 2020
6557 Comments


You tell him Rock

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
March 8th 2020
26510 Comments


"Band was ass before Tillian. Too many comments acting opposite so it's time to push back. Tillian makes DGD."

yikes

Pikazilla
March 8th 2020
9300 Comments


Band wasn't ass before Tillian. Happiness and deathstar suck donkey dick tho

JayEnder
March 8th 2020
6557 Comments


Ughhh so many bad, bad takes.

calmrose
March 8th 2020
5528 Comments


"You tell him Rock"

*prepares Storm and Pika for the People's Elbow and a Rock Bottom through the announce table*

Pikazilla
March 8th 2020
9300 Comments


Yeah their material with the heroin addict was the worst agreed

JayEnder
March 8th 2020
6557 Comments


calmrock is gonna take Pika down Jabroni Drive, check into the Smackdown Hotel and WHOOP HIS CANDY ASS!!!

Pikazilla
March 8th 2020
9300 Comments


Happiness is shite agreed

Momentai
March 8th 2020
208 Comments


How can you hear NASA and think Happiness doesnt Rule.

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
March 8th 2020
22535 Comments


"Band was ass before Tillian. Too many comments acting opposite so it's time to push back. Tillian makes DGD."

This suddenly got worse than the Ulcerate news thread


coldheaven
March 9th 2020
4958 Comments


Tilian era is worst agreed

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
March 9th 2020
26510 Comments


they're all the same

bloc
March 9th 2020
60139 Comments


Hell, Tillian gets bonus points for being able to stay in the band for now 5 albums

AndreBourbeau
March 10th 2020
81 Comments


i like husky tilian

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
March 10th 2020
22535 Comments


Husky lol the man is helium incarnate

Nomos2
March 10th 2020
623 Comments


I'm all for shattering the gender norms and toxic masculinity....but christ do I hate it when we get "OOOOH-WO-OH-WO-OH" Tillian, like those 2 scum albumless singles we got last summer or whenever. Husky Tillian is definitely better. He's got a great voice but when he goes truly pop-effeminate I cringe a little. I really, really like this though. He definitely should try yelling/screaming more in their songs because he's good at it.

bloc
March 11th 2020
60139 Comments


Dude the man is hot as fuck

GreyShadow
March 11th 2020
3727 Comments


yeah Tilian's kinda got it all.
I'd be him

coldheaven
March 11th 2020
4958 Comments


"I'm all for shattering the gender norms and toxic masculinity....but christ do I hate it when we get "OOOOH-WO-OH-WO-OH" Tillian, like those 2 scum albumless singles we got last summer or whenever. Husky Tillian is definitely better. He's got a great voice but when he goes truly pop-effeminate I cringe a little. I really, really like this though. He definitely should try yelling/screaming more in their songs because he's good at it."

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