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Dance For The Dying – Mannequin (Blue Light Session)

Local indie rock band Paperhaus lives in a happy little house called Paperhaus, one of the more popular house venues in town. The show I saw there last Friday night featuring Honest Haloway, Watermelon and Slow Machete, while stylistically all over the place, was a packed and sweaty fun party, even after the visit from law enforcement and subsequent volume reduction. The band leaves for an extended tour soon, so shows there will pause for a while. All the more reason to check out tonight’s show featuring two pop bands from Pittsburgh, Donora and TeamMate, and keytar-rocking locals Dance For The Dying. The show’s free, but bring a few bucks to help the out of towners with gas money. Here’s a great live version of D4TD’s Mannequin, the lead single from last year’s Puzzles For The Traveler EP, courtesy of Pick Up Productions’ Blue Light Sessions.


Dance For The Dying – Mannequin video

The red hot synthpop band Dance For The Dying yesterday released a brand new music video for Mannequin, the lead off single from their recent EP Puzzles for the Traveler, on the website PureVolume. It’s a slick video, clearly inspired by singer MC Wolfe’s eye-catching fashion choices onstage. This is a band devoted to fashion and fun, refreshingly standing out in the DC music landscape of angular indie rock, street level hip hop and experimental noise.

Dance For The Dying – Mannequin


Dance for the Dying & The Silver Liners videos

DC music videos of the day! Two videos for two bands playing a great show at the Rock & Roll Hotel tonight. In addition to Hometown Sounds faves We Were Pirates, the bill includes two great rock bands, The Silver Liners and Dance for the Dying.

The Silver Liners put a lot of polish on their radio-friendly rock sound. The video for the title track to their 2010 EP Just Like The Rest was filmed at a recent gig at the Red Palace. I wonder, why don’t more bands shoot music videos at local clubs? It’s like a time capsule for the moment, especially if the club gets remodeled, relocates or calls it quits. Anyway, the Silver Liners EP is available at whatever price you want, so grab it!

Coincidentally, the video for Thug Love by Dance for the Dying also comes from live performances at the Red Palace and Rock & Roll Hotel. Synchronicity! Dance for the Dying heavily features the voice of lead singer M.C. Wolfe, backing that up with dance rock beats and synth lines to make instantly catchy pop music. The song comes from their self-titled 2011 EP.

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