Downtown Battle Mountain

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Downtown Battle Mountain
Studio album by Dance Gavin Dance
Released May 15, 2007
Recorded January–February 2007
Length 40:05
Label Rise
Producer Kris Crummett
Dance Gavin Dance chronology
Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean
Downtown Battle Mountain
Dance Gavin Dance
Singles from Downtown Battle Mountain
  1. "And I Told Them I Invented Times New Roman"
    Released: 2007
  2. "Lemon Meringue Tie"
    Released: 2007
  3. "The Backwards Pumpkin Song"
    Released: 2007
  4. "Open Your Eyes and Look North"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (80%)[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars 4/5 stars[3]

Downtown Battle Mountain is the debut studio album by American post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance, released on May 15, 2007. According to an interview with vocalist Jonathan Mess, the album took its name from Battle Mountain, Nevada which the band visited while the album was being written. It was produced by Kris Crummett, who mastered their EP Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean. This was the last Dance Gavin Dance album to have Sean O'Sullivan on guitar, and the only full-length album to have Jonny Craig on vocals, until his rejoining in 2010.

A spiritual sequel to the album, entitled Downtown Battle Mountain II, was released on March 8, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Untitled" 0:48
2. "And I Told Them I Invented Times New Roman" 4:48
3. "It's Safe to Say You Dig the Backseat" 5:14
4. "Strawberry André" 3:13
5. "Lemon Meringue Tie" 3:51
6. "The Backwards Pumpkin Song" 4:06
7. "Antlion" 3:19
8. "Turn Off the Lights, I'm Watching Back to the Future" 3:59
9. "Open Your Eyes and Look North" 4:29
10. "Surprise! I'm from Cuba, Everyone Else Has One Brain" 4:54
11. "12 Hours, 630 Miles" 1:23
Total length: 40:05


Dance Gavin Dance[4]
Additional personnel[5]
  • Kris Crummett – production, engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Mattias Adolfsson – artwork


Chart (2007) Peak
Billboard Top Heatseekers[6] 46