Category Archives: Dance-punk

Night Is On Fire by Me My Head

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I think the video is about a boy who really hates Ikea furniture. I pity the fool who burns a Mr. T poster.

Me My Head, turn on the after-burners for this song. This is off their only album, Survival In No Mans Land.

Don’t know much about the band, other than they’re from the UK. According to iTunes, they’ve got the one album, with 3 EPs. Not sure if they’re even still together as their website is down, but their last release was an EP in 2012.

Monster by The Automatic

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A cute video about looking for monsters.

The Automatic belt out this nice little dance-punk number. This song sounds a lot like an old fave of mine, At The Drive In. This is off their album, Not Accepted Anywhere.

This band from Wales, and have released 3 albums so far. Their music alternates between hard indie rock and dance-punk. I’m more partial to the later category, but if you like either, give them a listen.

 

Birth by The Faint

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No video for this puppy.

The Faint drive this song home with determination. It’s got a nice little Placebo feel to it. This is from their 7th album, Wet From Birth.

I profess to not knowing much about this band. They are listed on Wikipedia as Indie rock, Post-punk revival, Dance punk, and New Wave and I could see bits and pieces of the the genres in this particular song. I will definitely be doing some research into more of their music.

All My Friends by LCD Soundsystem

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James Murphy dons the Bowie make-up but keeps the suit and tie for this video. Unfortunately for him he was unprepared for the weather.

LCD Soundsystem weave a nice moderately paced dance tune. This is off their album, Sound of Silver.

This band has released 3 albums, and many singles. They’ve been nominated in 2005 for Best Electronic / Dance Album for their self-titled debut album. Their last album, This Is Happening was released earlier this year.

And if that’s not enough for you, here is a harder edged version by Franz Ferdinand with a bizarre video.

Romantic Rights by Death From Above 1979

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A flashy stage video. Perfect for this style of music.

Death From Above 1979 send out invitations to the mosh pit with the opening distorted bass line. But this is no punk mosh pit. It’s the upgraded dance-punk pit.

From my hometown, this now defunct duo only have 1 studio album, but 3 EPs and 1 remix album. There is also an amazing remix on the Bloc Party album Silent Alarm Remixed album titled Luno (Bloc Party vs. Death from Above 1979), which combines their 2 styles.