The arc and trajectory on which Gang Gang Dance has propelled themselves since their inception can only be described in terms of evolution. Five individuals with strong ties to the art community and almost boundless creative energy orienting themselves into a musical collaboration, the direction of which is almost as unpredictable as it is focused. It can be said that Gang Gang Dance grew out of the turn of the century Null New York scene, as various members played or worked with such outfits as The Cranium, Actress, Russia, SSAB Songs and Jackie-O Motherfucker. The genesis of the band was very much collaborative in nature with Brian Degraw, Tim Dewit, Lizzie Bougatsos, Nathan Maddox and Josh Diamond experimenting in tiny practice spaces and only somewhat larger public venues with various other musicians peripherally involved. At this point the band was called Death & Dying, but by 2001 or 2002 the GGD moniker had been embraced. A trip out to a studio in Kentucky and a few long nights in a tiny studio in Chinatown birthed the 40 minutes that would become their first self-titled full length. Tragically, in 2002 Nathan was struck by lightning and killed while watching a storm on the roof of his apartment building. By 2003 the band had refined the tribal-futurism sound which they had been working with to it’s purest form. In October Revival Of The Shittest was cut together and released on The Social Registry, first in a limited CDR edition of only 100. The release of their first full-length followed. The band was playing to packed clubs in NYC, exploding on stage, often passing out drums and flutes to audience members, their sound one of perfectly controlled havoc. Through the spring and summer of 2004 they began to resurface, often unannounced, with new material that found them preoccupied more than ever before with song writing & dynamics. The live performances were untouchable; bombastic and structured yet still resonating perfectly upon those innate elements of the psyche that their music had been playing to in the earlier years.