Pretty Good Dance Moves was born when the group combined their analog synths and drum machine collections and began experimenting with electro/dance tracks in 2006. After a few years of experimenting the group cut some demos which were released by the group independently. These recordings caught the attention of Seattle’s influential KEXP radio station, which invited the band to do an in-studio while they were broadcasting in Chicago for a week. This dynamic performance, which was their first ever, immediately launched the band into the spotlight, with a KEXP staff member later naming it the best in-studio of the year. Meanwhile, Spin Magazine decided to premiere their video starring the correspondent from the Daily Show/ Flight of the Conchords personality Kristen Schaal.
Now, Pretty Good Dance Moves announce their new album LIMO to be released on February 7th, 2012. For this full-length, which will be released on MAD Dragon/Township, the band enlisted the sultry vocals of Brazilian Girls’ singer Sabina Sciubba. You can listen and download the closing track from the album, premiered exclusively by Stereogum HERE.
The synthy-electro dance band Pretty Good Dance Moves with Jimmy Giannopoulos and Aaron Allietta at the core, is based out of Brooklyn, NY and spent the last few years cutting tracks with dozens of collaborators, including Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn & John), Lissy Trullie, Patience Hodgson (The Grates), Linnea Jonsson (Those Dancing Days) & Genevieve Schatz (Company of Thieves). The band released their self-titled debut PGDM EP in 2010.
Pretty Good Dance Moves new album LIMO was cut at their Brooklyn apartment and in Paris, France. This new album crosses electro-experimental-ambient and disco boundaries and takes a different approach from their previous recordings. LIMO is 32 minutes long, composed of 8 movements and intended to be listened to as one complete work from start to finish. PGDM’s intention was to make a record, not singles! Sabina Sciubba of Brazilian Girls is the featured vocalist on LIMO and sings in 3 different languages (English, German and French).
Pretty Good Dance Moves – Free mp3 download of “Alive Tonight”
PDGM, out March 9th on Township Records, is set to impress with its use of sinuous synthesizers, bewitching dance beats, and impressive array of guest stars including Chicago-based vocalist Angelina Lucero and singer-songwriter Heather Christian.
In celebration of the upcoming release, Pretty Good Dance Moves will be headlining two shows at Schubas, March 12th and 13th in Chicago. After that, the boys head to Austin for a SXSW run!
SXSW Dates and Locations
3/16 The Locals Show @ Shangri La – 10:00pm
3/17 AM to AM Party @ Paradise – 7:00 pm
3/18 South By South Wurst @ Sholz Garten- 3:00pm
3/18 Gypsy Sun Vintage Clothing Party @ 420 Spot- 6:00pm
3/19 Township Records showcase @ Teddy Malones – 9:00pm
3/19 No Door Agency Late Night Party- 11:30pm
3/20 Six Stages over Texas Festival (Headliner Stage) – 7:00pm
3/20 Custom Tattoos – 9:30pm
Also — here’s a happy little bit of info for you Cut Copy fans:
The members of Cut Copy have been busy at work on their third album and are getting ready to take over the festival scene this summer. Take a look at what the band had to say to their fans and what their tour schedule is looking like this summer on MySpace now!
Yessssssssss! I can’t wait!
Pretty Good Dance Moves = ingenious band name!
Formed in Chicago, IL and now based out of Brooklyn, electro-pop duo Pretty Good Dance Moves will release their long-awaited new EP, PGDM on March 9. The duo, Jimmy Giannapoulos and Aaron Allieta, created an EP full of slinky synthesizers and seductive dance beats. The duo scoured the globe for vocalists and found voices to complement their laid-back, synth-pop sound, recruiting several important guest stars, including Chicago vocalist Angelina Lucero and singer-songwriter Heather Christian. You can hear the results on the band’s single “Leave Me Alone,” which features Swedish pop legend Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn & John on vocals and also as co-writer. Stereogum premiered the track, calling it “a triumphant little electro-pop track that tickles hearts and synths.” Preview it here.
PGDM’s first EP was released in 2006. The video for their single “Demons Dancing,” stars Flight of the Conchord’s Kristen Schaal!
Track Listing for PGDM
1. Sample Your Body (ft. Angelina Lucero)
2. Leave Me Alone (ft. Bjorn Yttling)
3. 600 Days (ft. Heather Christian)
4. Tear Us Up (feat. Sydney Wayser)
5. Alive Tonight (ft. Angelina Lucero)
6. Leave Me Alone (Infernal Devices Remix)