Downtown Battle Mountain II

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Downtown Battle Mountain II
Downtown Battle Mountain II Cover.jpg
Studio album by Dance Gavin Dance
Released March 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)
Recorded November – December 2010, @ Interlace Audio, Portland, OR
Genre
Length 42:41
Label Rise
Producer Kris Crummett
Dance Gavin Dance chronology
Happiness
(2009)Happiness2009
Downtown Battle Mountain II
(2011)
Acceptance Speech
(2013)Acceptance Speech2013
Singles from Downtown Battle Mountain II
  1. "Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex"
    Released: January 24, 2011[1]
  2. "The Robot with Human Hair Pt. 2½"
    Released: January 28, 2011
  3. "Pounce Bounce"
    Released: June 7, 2011[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
Absolutepunk (80%)[4]
Sputnikmusic 3.6/5[5]

Downtown Battle Mountain II is the fourth studio album by American post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance, released on March 8, 2011.[6]

The album is not a direct continuation of the band's first album Downtown Battle Mountain, but features the same line-up that recorded the first album as original members Jonny Craig, Jon Mess and Eric Lodge all rejoined the band in 2010 (Sean O'Sullivan participated in a small string of reunion shows, but did not appear on the album; he did, however, contribute to writing at least one song.)[7] It was produced by Kris Crummett, who produced the band's previous albums. The Hot Topic exclusive edition includes two bonus tracks ("People You Knew" and "Perfect"), as well as the whole Downtown Battle Mountain album as a bonus disc.

Released 2 years after the prior album, Happiness, released in 2009, it was the longest gap between albums at the time, making 2010 the first year they did not have an album or EP out since they released their first EP, Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean in 2006. This would become standard for future releases, with their fifth studio album Acceptance Speech being released in 2013 and their sixth studio album Instant Gratification being released in 2015.

The album was leaked on March 3, 2011, approximately one week before its release. To combat the leak, Rise Records uploaded the album in its entirety to YouTube. The album debuted at number 82 on the Billboard 200 while the Hot Topic deluxe version debuted at 190 on the Billboard 200 in the same week.

This was the third release and last album to feature clean vocalist Jonny Craig upon his rejoining the band in 2010. He later parted ways with them in August 2012.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Spooks" 4:04
2. "Pounce Bounce" 2:26
3. "The Robot with Human Hair, Pt. 2½" 4:36
4. "Thug City" 3:17
5. "Need Money" 3:08
6. "Elder Goose" 3:44
7. "Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex" 4:07
8. "Blue Dream" 4:41
9. "Privilously Poncheezied" 3:54
10. "Swan Soup" 4:01
11. "Purple Reign" 4:43
Total length: 42:41
Hot Topic Exclusive
No. Title Length
12. "People You Knew" 2:35
13. "Perfect" 2:59
Total length: 48:15

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 82
US Independent Albums[8] 13
US Hard Rock Albums[8] 4

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