Listen to Avid Dancer's Latest: "I Want To See You Dance"
Do as you're told.
Given Jacob Dillan Summers' nom de plume, Avid Dancer, it's pretty apropos that the first song from his forthcoming debut EP is a voyeuristic ode encouraging you to dance for his own viewing purposes. Sonically it's the meeting point between Hot Chip's slightly detached, laidback synth-pop and the super cool scuzz of The Dandy Warhols' "Not If You Were The Last Junkie on Earth" (which still sounds so good). Meanwhile, the only other song of his out in the big wide internet is "Stop Playing with My Heart" which was released on limited edition 7-inch earlier this year and brings to mind Broken Bells on a serious 60s-psych tip. The track is also included on Avid Dancer's forthcoming EP, I Want To See Your Dance.
As for the man behind the moniker, this much is known: he spent time as a marine, he was once a "world champion drumline drummer," at one point he lived in the icy wilds of Alaska. Oh, also he was raised in a fundementalist Christian household which means NO SECULAR MUSIC. We all know pop music leads to sin and sex and a great time. It's amazing how many current artists—Kings of Leon, Tennis, The Drums, Katy Perry—were raised like this only to shake off the shackles of religion and throw down.
In the meantime, Avid Dancer wants to see you dance, OK? Why would you deny him? Maybe he'll teach you some moves. Don't be prissy—shake it.
Avid Dancer Tour Dates
9/18 Phoenix, Crescent Ballroom ^
9/19 LA, Troubadour ^
9/20 San Diego, Casbah ^
9/23 San Francisco, Independent ^
9/25 Portland, Mississippi Studios ^
9/26 Vancouver, Biltmore Cabaret ^
9/27 Seattle, Tractor Tavern ^
9/29 Salt Lake City, The State Room ^
9/30 Denver, Larimer Lounge ^
10/20 Boston, The Sinclair *
10/24 DC, 9:30 Club *
10/25 Philadelphia, Union Transfer *
11/7 LA, Echoplex %
11/18 Santa Ana CA, The Observatory *
11/19 San Diego, Belly Up *
11/21 Oakland, Fox Theater *
11/22 Santa Cruz, The Catalyst *
^ w/ Kopecky Family Band
% w/ Warpaint
* w/ Cold War Kids
I Want to See You Dance EP is out on 10/21 via Grand Jury.
Kim is an avid dancer. In her bedroom. She's on Twitter - @theKTB