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frankie teardrop
12-23-2011, 11:08 AM
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/29550555/Dead+Can+Dance+Within+the+Realm+of+a+dying+su.jpg

the sister thread to the cocteau twins...the best selling act on 4AD, and another all time favorite. ethnic/world influences mixed with neoclassical and post-punk, with both a soulful baritone reminiscent of scott walker and an intense echolalia-laden female voice to balance the scales. seriously IMMENSE band. also a catch-all thread for all solo outings and soundtrack work from brendan perry, lisa gerrard, etc.

if you're already familiar with these guys, also recommed: collection d'arnell~andrea, in the nursery, black tape for a blue girl, etc.

the band has been more or less reunited since 2005, and are gearing up to record a new record due for release in 2012, the first since 1996. there are currently two free digital EPs available of live material recorded on the 2005-6 tour, entitled live happenings.

frankie teardrop
12-23-2011, 11:13 AM
favorite tracks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnJOH5PImrw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbRgoLl1s6Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paj15uphVwo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMQj-w4ZUiI

xmd 5a
12-24-2011, 02:50 AM
I've only got the compilation Wake (and now those free live EPs). Obviously I need to expand my collection some.

I'd add "Summoning of the Muse" and "Anywhere Out of the World" to the above awesome tracks.

littlemonkey613
12-24-2011, 03:48 AM
My dad's always watching the DVD of these guys. Perhaps I should check it out with him sometime. :D

xmd 5a
12-24-2011, 04:35 AM
Heavenly Bodies (side-project of a couple of musicians involved in DCD) is freaking ace. I think I may have found it through your blog a couple years back, frank.

mostlymad
12-25-2011, 07:26 AM
*Love, love* Super excited for new material. I last saw them in 1996. Reeeeeally hoping they come near enough to see them again. Need Toward the Within on dvd. Sadly, I don't even know if there is a dvd version. I watched the vhs until it was all cranky and worn out.

allegro
12-25-2011, 11:33 PM
*Love, love* Super excited for new material. I last saw them in 1996
G and I saw them last in 1996, as well, we had front row seats, was an awesome show
http://www.songkick.com/concerts/466241-dead-can-dance-at-riviera-theatre

xmd 5a
12-31-2011, 02:52 AM
I love it how this band's studio material sounds just as "organic" as the live stuff. Each song sounds like a unique, ephemeral performance. I can't think of many bands that fit the same mould.

Jinsai
12-31-2011, 03:04 AM
I'm a huge Dead Can Dance fan. Spleen and Ideal is one of my favorite albums.

xmd 5a
01-24-2012, 07:32 AM
Their debut album is ridiculously good. Loving the Garlands vibe I'm getting from a few of the tracks.

frankie teardrop
01-24-2012, 07:37 AM
Their debut album is ridiculously good. Loving the Garlands vibe I'm getting from a few of the tracks.

yeah, they were still underdeveloped compared to what they'd become, but that first record (and the garden of arcane delights) is some of my favorite stuff. so is garlands, for that matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMmn0FN7Xs0

don't let the album cover dissuade, this is actually a radio session track from 1983. same era/vibe.

xmd 5a
02-12-2012, 02:48 AM
New live freebie EP on the official site.

http://www.deadcandance.com/

eversonpoe
02-29-2012, 02:48 AM
European dates went up on the site tonight (but I can't seem to see them...mayhaps because I'm not in Europe?)

mostlymad
02-29-2012, 10:46 AM
European dates went up on the site tonight (but I can't seem to see them...mayhaps because I'm not in Europe?)

The dates showed up for me. I'm in the US and crossing my fingers I can see them if they come. *swoons*

eversonpoe
02-29-2012, 12:14 PM
ah. maybe there was a time-delay? because now it's working for me.

and, yes, i would love to see them. it's always amazing when you get a chance to see a band that you thought had ceased to exist.

frankie teardrop
03-23-2012, 11:26 AM
north american tour dates announced + a new free live EP. just scored a pre-sale ticket to one of the NYC shows!
http://deadcandance.com/

eversonpoe
03-23-2012, 12:55 PM
i'm a bit confused about the show here in chicago. shows at millennium park are typically free, but the cheapest pre-sale tickets are $74 each. i'm going to wait for the public sale and see if i can get lawn tickets for $25 or something.

allegro
03-23-2012, 03:26 PM
i'm a bit confused about the show here in chicago. shows at millennium park are typically free, but the cheapest pre-sale tickets are $74 each. i'm going to wait for the public sale and see if i can get lawn tickets for $25 or something.

Tickets for the Pritzker are never free. But, yeah, lawn tickets are generally cheaper.

eversonpoe
03-23-2012, 03:56 PM
Tickets for the Pritzker are never free. But, yeah, lawn tickets are generally cheaper.

i guess i've never been there for anything but one of their free summer shows (which are fantastic).

allegro
03-23-2012, 04:47 PM
i guess i've never been there for anything but one of their free summer shows (which are fantastic).

You mean like for Taste or the Grant Park Orchestra? I've never seen name acts in the Pritzker Pavilion for free, but I guess there are exceptions, However, now Mayor Emanuel wants to charge for seats at the band shell at Taste (which has been cut down to 4 or 5 days) so everything is changing.

This will def be a great summer night show at Pritzker, for sure.


(I kinda wish they were playing at Ravinia, instead. Sure would be a hell of a lot better for ME, haha.)

allegro
03-30-2012, 10:18 AM
Oh holy crap we just scored 5th row center.

eversonpoe
03-30-2012, 04:28 PM
i just got lawn. $19.50/ticket up to $58 after charges for two tickets is kind of ridiculous. that's almost $20 in charges. : /
oh, well. i'm glad i'm going to see (well, hear) them.

allegro
03-30-2012, 04:40 PM
Yeah, $100 is pretty steep, I didn't know we paid that until just now when G told me. But only $8.50 additional service charge fees, though.

frankie teardrop
03-30-2012, 04:47 PM
i know our seats are in the first three rows, though not sure outside of that. the dcd presale guaranteed good seats, so i can imagine anything in the first three rows will be great. steep price, but we get a t-shirt, too!

allegro
03-30-2012, 04:50 PM
You got a TSHIRT?

We got our pre-sale fix through Jam Productions here in Chicago (we're on Jam's email list).

allegro
03-30-2012, 04:55 PM
I sent this to one of our friends (who was at our wedding) who's 30 and has NO idea who DCD is; we told him yeah, this was a huge hit for them in the 90s.

And it's STILL really fucking good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbaKEt5BtHo

frankie teardrop
03-30-2012, 04:56 PM
yup! actually the mrs. bought them for my birthday so i didn't read the fine print, but here's how that sale worked:
http://www.deadcandance.com/presale/#

allegro
03-30-2012, 05:09 PM
Oh shit. :-/


Oh well, 5th row isn't exactly horrible. We had FIRST row in '96 so ... pttttthhht. :-)

allegro
03-30-2012, 05:12 PM
I'm trying to remember ... we saw Hole at Lollapalooza and she always had a DCD song playing before they opened for that tour and now I can't remember the song for the life of me ...

xmd 5a
06-25-2012, 10:43 PM
New album news + (great) free track:
http://pitchfork.com/news/46924-dead-can-dance-share-new-track-name-new-album/

frankie teardrop
06-25-2012, 11:00 PM
noooo, double facepalm/like. great new song, stoked for the NYC shows!

edit: even better, there's a presale and full album stream!
http://deadcandance.com/