Dance Gavin Dance
with SiM, Rain City Drive and Within Destruction
ABOUT DANCE GAVIN DANCE
Jackpot Juicer may be Dance Gavin Dance’s tenth studio album, but it’s not a capstone—it’s a Launchpad.
Packed with gems of post-hardcore genius and produced by the legendary Kris Crummett (Issues, Sleeping With Sirens), the new record is the band’s longest and most ambitious to date. Following the album’s completion, the group received the tragic news that their dear friend and bass player, Tim Feerick, had passed away. As his final work, Jackpot Juicer has become a celebration of Feerick’s remarkable musical spirit, and a way to honor his legacy for the five close bandmates: vocalists Tilian Pearson and Jon Mess, lead guitarist and songwriter Will Swan, drummer Matt Mingus, and the recently added Andrew Wells, who tackles both rhythm guitar and backing vocals.
With Jackpot Juicer, Dance Gavin Dance have expanded and refined their singular, genre-defining sound with a masterful blend of catchy hooks, punishing heaviness, and an off-the-wall sense of humor. From Swan’s zany, electrifying riffs on “Cream of the Crop” to Pearson’s aching vulnerability on “Swallowed by Eternity” to Mess’ ferocious yet meticulous delivery on “Die Another Day,” the new record finds each artist pushing their virtuosic skills to dizzying new heights. Indeed, despite the band’s already storied past, one thing is clear: for Dance Gavin Dance, this is only the beginning
SiM exploded out of Japan and on to the international scene at the beginning of 2022 when their song “THE RUMBLING” was featured as the theme song for acclaimed anime ATTACK ON TITAN. Since its release, the song has been streamed more than 300 million times and was the #1 metal song on Spotify for 2022, spending seven straight weeks on the Billboard Hot Hard Rock songs, peaking at #1.
Formed in Shonan, Kanagawa, Japan in 2004, SiM has released five full length albums and numerous singles and EPs featuring their unique blend of ska, punk, reggae, and metal. SiM are known for filling arenas and major festivals throughout Japan with their incredible live shows including their own annual weekend festival, DEAD POP FESTIVAL in Kawasaki City, Japan.
RAIN CITY DRIVE
The need and desire to evolve has an undeniable gravitational pull, especially within music, and with each new era a new sense of renewed purpose and definition is born. Rain City Drive are embracing their next chapter with a powerful combination of authenticity and fervor, true to themselves, their fans and the legacy they now want to create for the next generation of the band. Singer Matt McAndrew (NBC’s The Voice) adds a refreshing pop- melodic swagger to the heavy riffs and songs-manship that has helped them amass a staggering 278 million streams equivalent to 263K album sales streams across their catalog, poising the band to make new waves within a genre ready for a shake up.
With “Cutting It Close”, the first new track under their rebranded moniker Rain City Drive, the band have a blistering follow up to hit single “Talk To A Friend”, which is still in recurrent rotation on SiriusXM Octane. It marks an impressive beginning of the campaign for their new album that will release in spring 2022 alongside live shows as inspiring as the songs themselves, and fans ready to sing every note.
Within Destruction are the masters of keeping their listeners guessing. Following hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2020 album Yokai, it was hard to guess what the Slovenian outfit would do next, but the band’s latest album ‘LOTUS’ has shown a whole new dimension to the band’s sound.
Having already surpassed 40 million streams on Spotify alone, the band shows no intention of slowing down. Fresh off a whirlwind worldwide tour, hitting UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA multiple times in just the past year, Within Destruction’s plan for global domination is well underway.