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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 9, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rise Records
  • ASIN: B0026OTR16
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,676 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Dance Gavin Dance's 4th album entitled "Happiness" is a progression and it clearly shows. DanceGavin Dance has found their sound and have laid their niche into the scene. They are able to play withjust about any band out there and are often referred t

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Although this was done without the original singer I still find it extremely well done.
Okami 13
Tree Village - 4/5 NASA - 5/5 I'm Down with Brown Town - 5/5 Carl Barker - 7/5 Happiness - 5/5 Self-Trapanation - 5/5 Strawberry Swisher pt.
dan o'connor
Without Jon Mess, he takes more of a role, doing more harmonization as well (which is absolutely wonderful).
Jarick Losey

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hannah Cooper on October 10, 2009
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Of MY oppinion..... this is the best album from Dance Gavin Dance. I have been waiting for this. There is not one track on this album that I do not love.
If you like DGD, you will LOVE this album.
Great guitar, great vocals, all around GREAT music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guitarguy on November 17, 2009
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Dance Gavin Dance is a very unique band, and their latest release proves it. I had first heard of this band when I was going through iTunes looking for new artists to fill up my rather empty music selection. From the first time I heard the thirty second preview of And I Told Them I Invented Times New Romans, I was hooked. The catchy guitar riffs over the Impressive drums and the outstanding vocals of Jonny Craig and the screams of the talented Jon Mess on top of it all gave me chills. But that was over a year ago, now they have a new, and equally talented singer, Kurt Travis, and their screams have been replaced by lead guitarist, Will Swan, as well as other replacements in the band. As a matter of fact, the only original band members that are left are Swan and the drummer, Matt Mingus. And with new members, subsequently came a new sound. Happiness starts off with a powerful song, and it sets the tone for the five songs that follow, Tree Village. The tune starts off with a catchy guitar riff which Kurt starts singing over with such grace as a majestic butterfly. Then the song immediately picks up pace and stays that way for, for the most part, until the intense conclusion. Lyrically, it's the albums best, with powerful lines such as "All the trees, all the birds, all of this thing called life. I'd stake it all for forty acres and a trophy wife/ Dust gathers on the books that contain our past, and we're but peons in this circuit built by time to last." After Tree Village, an equally impressive, NASA begins. Starting and ending strong this is one of the bands greatest accomplishments yet. Afterwards is the fun I'm Down With Brown Town, which goes to show that the band can keep the fast pacing of the first two songs and simultaneously slow it down a little.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jarick Losey on July 12, 2012
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The albums DGD made with Kurt Travis are more experimental and eclectic than the Jonny Craig albums, this one probably more than the self-titled release. I don't know if it's the colorful cover or the title of the album, but it's a bouncy album that even gets a little bit funky.

The songs are kind of all over the map and less cohesive, and a couple of them might start slow, but with enough listens I grew to really love them. One thing DGD albums do is challenge me musically, probably like one would be challenged by the forefront of jazz music in the 50's and 60's, in that there are themes and patterns that do mesh, but it takes some time to understand them. Maybe not quite that complex, but it's an undercurrent, something that continued in Downtown Battle Mountain 2, but it seemed to really step out with this album.

What I mean is that they have some crazy musical ideas, brilliant ones really, that are well executed and mesh together by the end of the song. Kind of heady stuff for a hardcore album, or whatever genre this is. Don't take that to mean it's a difficult album to listen to. If you enjoy any music that ventures into the "progressive" category, but like things on the heavier side, this could be up your alley. But DGD seems to be its own thing, because I can't find much that's like it.

Anyways, Kurt steps out quite a bit on this album and his singing is great. Without Jon Mess, he takes more of a role, doing more harmonization as well (which is absolutely wonderful). Will Swan also seems to take over musically, and the guitars get crazier, with more leads and harmonies, getting more layered, more effects on them, just more of his sound (again which carries over to DTBM2). The drumming is excellent as always, fits right in with the music and is technical without being showy.

My favorites are Happiness (great lyrics), Don't Tell Dave (just a lot of fun), and Powder to the People (full of energy).
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This is a great album. The most experimental out of all the DGD albums, which is not a bad thing, surprisingly. If it wasn't for the newest album, Acceptance Speech, I'd say that this would be my personal favorite. Its definitely a tie. Im torn, because I love Tilian as the DGD frontman, but part of me wouldve loved to have seen the direction they wouldve gone, had they never brought Jonny back, and stuck with Kurt. However, this album is a glorious legacy for him and the gang to part ways on. I adore this album.

Tree Village - 4/5
NASA - 5/5
I'm Down with Brown Town - 5/5
Carl Barker - 7/5
Happiness - 5/5
Self-Trapanation - 5/5
Strawberry Swisher pt. 1 - 4/5
Don't Tell Dave - 5/5
Strawberry Swisher - 5/5
Powder to the People - 6/5

Love this album. Carl Barker may be favorite DGD song of all time. Do yourself a favor and buy all of this band's albums. Theyre all awesome.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By frohsinn on June 26, 2009
Format: Audio CD
i think this cd is so good!! it is in my opinion better that the first two the lyrics are really good and some are really sweet.
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By Michelle Belloli on June 23, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I love this type of music. A year or two ago i was more into the straight up modern experimental rock scene such as The Strokes, Modest Mouse, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Moving Units and Minus the Bear. But in the past Six Months i've gotten into bands such as A Skylit Drive, Circa Survive, Chiodos, and SKSK.

This Album i got because i wanted to check these guys out before i see them at Warped Tour on the 27th.

This Album doesn't disappoint. What i like about it is it grows on you and it retains its freshness after listening to it multiple times.
Check it out. totally worth the money.

Listen to Don't Tell Dave And Powder to the People.
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