Avid Dancer

August 28, 2015

Avid Dancer shares new single “I Feel It”

This morning, Noisey debuted a brand new single from Avid Dancer. It’s called “I Feel It” and precedes a lengthy fall tour with BØRNS.

Of the song, lead Dancer Jacob Summers told Noisey: “Last summer I was really focused on the idea of stating true and simple things in my songs. I remember sitting down with my guitar, ready to say something honest. I thought about the girl I was dating and how for the first time I truly could feel the love from someone. Undeniably, I could actually feel it. The words ‘I feel it’ came out immediately when I started playing… When I recorded this song, I wanted to sing as openly and honest as I could since the topic was so personally truthful. It’s the most I’ve ever put myself out there in the studio. I wouldn’t keep any vocal take that didn’t make me clench my fists when I sang the chorus. I’ve been excited to release this song since the day I wrote it!” 

Give it a listen above, and check out the full run of dates below.

September 10th – Santa Monica, CA – KCRW’s Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier ^
September 20th – Sacramento, CA – TBD Fest
October 6th – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar *
October 8th – Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
October 9th – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown *
October 10th – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr. *
October 15th – Washington, D.C – Rock & Roll Hotel *
October 17th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
October 19th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
October 20th – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
October 21st – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *
November 10th – St-Lambert, Canada – Petit Campus *
November 11th – Toronto, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern *
November 14th – Chicago, IL – Double Door *
November 15th – Davenport, IA – The Village Theater *
November 18th – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile *
November 19th – Vancouver, Canada – Fortune Sound Club *
November 20th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
November 22nd – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
November 23rd – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre *
November 24th – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *

^ = with tUnE-yArDs
* = with BØRNS

Avid Dancer

April 14, 2015

Avid Dancer’s debut album “1st Bath” out today

This one has been a long time coming.

Avid Dancer​ was one of the first artists signed to Grand Jury. And today we couldn’t be more proud to present 1st Bath, his debut album – available wherever you like to download / stream music, or physically in the GJ shop.

To celebrate, why not enjoy this gorgeous, stripped-down rendition of “Stop Playing With My Heart,” the song that first caught our ear?

Avid Dancer

March 12, 2015

Avid Dancer shares “All Your Words Are Gone” music video

Our friends over at Interview Magazine just unveiled the new video for Avid Dancer’s “All Your Words Are Gone.” As the release of 1st Bath approaches, things are going to get busy for Dancer, who will be performing five times in Austin next week, before hitting the road with Delta Spirit. All dates are below.

SXSW Schedule
3/18 (1:15PM) – FLOODFest @ Cedar Street Courtyard
3/18 (4:00PM) – Buzzbands LA @ 96 Rainey
3/19 (5:30PM) – DoStuff @ Scott Inn
3/20 (8:55PM) – High Road Touring @ The Parish
3/21 (2:30PM) – iHeart Austin @ Maggie Mae’s

Tour Dates
03.24.15 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY *
03.25.15 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN *
03.26.15 – 20th Century Theater – Cincinnati, OH *
03.27.15 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI *
03.28.15 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH *
03.30.15 – The Hollow Bar – Albany, NY *
03.31.15 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA *
04.02.15 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD *
04.03.15 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC *
04.04.15 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN *
04.06.15 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO *
04.07.15 – The Lyric Oxford – Oxford, MS *
04.08.15 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA *
04.11.15 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA *

* w/ Delta Spirit

Avid Dancer

January 13, 2015

Avid Dancer announces debut album “1st Bath”

It’s a good day. Avid Dancer’s debut full-length, 1st Bath, has a release date. And artwork. And a tracklist. And you can hear a song from it right now.

The record is due April 14th, and all twelve songs are listed below. You’ll recognize some of them from last year’s I Want To See You Dance EP. Our friends over at Stereogum just unveiled the first piece of new music from the record, “All Your Words Are Gone.”

1st Bath Tracklist:
01 All The Other Girls
02 Stop Playing With My Heart
03 All Your Words Are Gone
04 I Told You So
05 Not Far To Go
06 All The Things You Keep
07 Medication
08 I Want To See You Dance
09 Whatever’s On Your Mind
10 Nobody Else
11 Why Did I Leave You Behind
12 Up Against The Wall

You can pre-order the album now on iTunes and get an immediate download of “All Your Words Are Gone.” Or you can reserve your copy of the CD or vinyl over in the Grand Jury shop.

Also, as we mentioned yesterday, the band will be playing a string of free residency shows at The Echo in LA throughout February. After that they’ll make the trek down to Austin for SXSW 2015, before hitting the road in support of the record.

Avid Dancer

October 21, 2014

Avid Dancer “I Want To See You Dance EP” out today

Avid Dancer’s I Want To See You Dance EP is out today. You can grab a download on iTunes or pick it up at your local record shop. Of course, on the off chance that you need some extra convincing, the Arabella Anderson-directed video for the title track from the album should do the trick. Hat tip to our friends over at mtvu for premiering it this morning.

Avid Dancer

October 7, 2014

Avid Dancer shares new single “All The Other Girls”

We’re only a few weeks away from the release of I Want To See You Dance, the debut EP from LA’s Avid Dancer. On the heels of Noisey’s premiere of the title track, Earmilk just unveiled “All The Other Girls.” Check out what they had to say about the track, and stream it below.

Avid Dancer

September 17, 2014

Avid Dance announces “I Want To See You Dance EP”

We’ve been waiting far too long to announce this: our second Grand Jury release comes courtesy of the brilliant Jacob Dillan Summers and his band Avid Dancer. Wait no more! You can listen to the title track from the forthcoming I Want To See You Dance EP (due 10/21) right now.

Dancer will be hitting the road later this week, before joining us in NYC for a few CMJ shows. Check out the dates over in the tour section.

Avid Dancer – I Want To See You Dance EP

01 I Want To See You Dance
02 Stop Playing With My Heart
03 All The Other Girls (Demo)
04 Medication (Demo)