Pretty Good Dance Moves
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"KEXP song of the day"

KEXP made the song “P.G.D.M.“ a song of the day mp3, prompting
over 20,000 downloads. - KEXP


"Famecast fenom"

• Famecast Fenom voters recently choose PGDM’s Demons Dancing
and P.G.D.M. videos to be #1 in the electronic section contest.
Winnings include $10,000, an ad in Billboard magazine, and a trip
to Austin for the next level of competition in December. - Billboard


"Jim Derogatis reviews"

Jim Derogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed the Pretty Good
Dance Moves e.p., noting it as an “entrancing mix of organic and
electronic sounds. - Chicago Sun-Times


"Song of the day"

• Buzznet made „“Demons Dancing" an MpFree of the day, noting:
“The song comes off like a roller-coaster ride; the bass line twists
and turns with each verse while the vocals are stuck in its wake.� - Buzznet


"Static Multimedia"

Static Multimedia raved that the e.p. “will most definitely land the
band a lucrative record deal and critical appraisal.� - Static Multimedia


"3Hive"

“great music for dancing by yourself, even when you’re dancing with the masses.� -3Hive - 3Hive


"Daily Herald"

“Glossy electro-pop has never been as endearing as the kind played by this Chicago-Brooklyn trio who infuse the sliver beats and sparkle on their debut EP with human depth and quality pop hooks.� - Daily Herald Chicago


"Bad name, great band"

"Brooklyn's Pretty Good Dance Moves have a terrible name, but make some beautiful moody electro-pop on tunes like “Demons Dancing.� - - Time Out Magazine


"Chicago Tribune interview"

"PGDM melds video game blips and beeps with skittish drums" - Chicago Tribune


"New Pretty Good Dance Moves (Feat. Björn Yttling) - "Leave Me Alone""

Pretty Good Dance Moves, the Chicago/Brooklyn duo of Aaron Allietta and Jimmy Giannopoulos, are set to release a self-titled full-length this year to follow up on their self-released EP of last. "Leave Me Alone" is its first single and wrangles guest vocals from Swedish pop vet Björn of Peter Bjorn & John and Chicago newcomer Angelina Lucero on a triumphant little electro-pop track that tickles hearts and synths and hearts like Passion Pit, trades and harmonizes vocals like Ra Ra Riot or those guys behind "Young Folks." Which makes sense. "If you don't leave me alone / I will find somebody who will" is the objective here, which is circular and self-defeating but somehow makes for unquestionable pop logic. It's gotta be the melodies.
Pretty Good Dance Moves' forthcoming, self-titled full-length is due later this year. For now you can hear more at MySpace, or you could watch their video for "Demon Dancing" from their 2008 EP, starring Kristin Schaal and Nicholas Gazin: - Stereogum


Discography

Releases
Pretty Good Dance Moves e.p. - 2008
E.E.P. - 2008
PGDM EP (release date March 2nd 2010)

Upcoming album info:

Videos with Kristen Schaal, Justin Long, Mark Gonzalez

Song collaborations for new record with:
Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John)
Dri  (The Anniversary)
Mark Stepbro (Ben Kweller drummer)
Heather Christian
Sydney Wayser
Genevieve Schatz (Company of Thieves)
Patience Hodgons (The Grates)
Sabina (Brazilian Girls)

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Press Quotes:

"a triumphant little electro-pop track that tickles hearts and synths and hearts like Passion Pit, trades and harmonizes vocals like Ra Ra Riot or those guys behind "Young Folks."" - Stereogum

"entrancing mix of organic and electronic sounds.” – Jim Derogatis, Chicago Sun-Times.

"For those who are disappointed that they haven’t received any musical mail from the Postal Service recently, Pretty Good Dance Moves are here to silence your longing." - SPIN.COM

“. . .comes off like a roller-coaster ride; the bass line twists and turns with each verse while the vocals are stuck in its wake.” -Buzznet

“great music for dancing by yourself, even when you’re dancing with the masses.” -3Hive

“I especially appreciate the charming vocal interplay between Jimmy and Genevieve Schatz of Company of Thieves. . .” –Chicago Reader

“Glossy electro-pop has never been as endearing as the kind played by this Chicago-Brooklyn trio who infuse the sliver beats and sparkle on their debut EP with human depth and quality pop hooks.” –Daily Herald

“ ‘State of Mind’ would comfortably be at home in dance clubs across America, and ‘Demons Dancing’ makes you push harder on the stationary bicycle at the gym, perhaps propelling you to a new level of cardio greatness in the process.” –Ice Cream Man

“Pretty Good Dance Moves are anything but boring. And that’s high praise coming from me for an electronica EP.” – Berkeley Place

“Entertaining new electropop” –Comfort Music

"Brooklyn's Pretty Good Dance Moves have a terrible name, but make some beautiful moody electro-pop on tunes like “Demons Dancing.” - Time Out Chicago

"offers an enticing blend of organic and synthetic instruments, fused together by catchy musical phrases and intricate layering." - Playback St. Louis

"PGDM melds video game blips and beeps with skittish drums" - Chicago Tribune

"fine ingredients of an electric style of pop music with the charming male/female vocal waltz - a pretty good dance move within itself." - I guess I'm floating

"Genevieve Schatz provides half of the often-employed boy/girl vocals, assisting in the simultaneously painful and enjoyable dissection of a failed relationship." - KEXP

"PGDM seem to be more fun, like something you could listen to any day of the week as opposed to while in a certain mood." - hotbiscuits

"play some nice synth-electro-indie, pretty damn good." - All along the waterfall

'Dance Moves' sound like the cooler siblings of LCD Soundsystem, spending more time trying to escape the city than make it a home"- The Mix tape Podcast

"Their dreamy electro-pop reminds me of a loungier Postal Service" - BBQRobotChicken.com