Dance punk? In my view, the music of LCD Soundsystem is punk rock created by dance music guys. The Gossip, however, is just the opposite. This is a band of punks playing dance music. A minor semantic change, but a major musical one.
I caught this Portland, OR band a few months back as the opener for Sleater-Kinney. In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that I spent more trime drinking beer than watching The Gossip that night. Perhaps that was a mistake.
Standing in the Way of Control, the new album, just came out this week. It features a remix by LeTigre, and artwork from Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. Click on the player below to hear the title track to the new record.