By Mike Shomaker, DC Music Live
Hometown rockers, Dance For The Dying, delivered a killer set to an energetic, glow stick wearing packed house at Red Palace this Saturday. In a dance-inspiring 45 minutes, plus a much deserved encore, the female-fronted quartet played a handful of early hits as well as their new songs in promotion of their latest EP, Puzzles for the Traveler, which releases today. Seamlessly blending 80s synth rock with 90s alt tones, the group have not only carved a niche in the local music scene, but they’re well on their way to national recognition.
And rightfully so. Proven in their live show and songwriting capabilities, DFTD is a beacon of hope and legitimacy to a scene considered static by critics. In case you missed out, they will perform at the Fat Baby CMJ Showcase in New York on October 16, along with a slew of dates along the east coast. If you’re unfamiliar with Dance For The Dying, feel sorry for yourselves for a few minutes, then pick up their new EP, available on iTunes here. You will immediately wish you knew every word. Also, go to a show, they would appreciate it.