Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance

About Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance combine European folk music elements -- particularly from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance -- with ambient pop and worldbeat flourishes. The group has featured numerous members over the years, but guitarist Brendan Perry and vocalist Lisa Gerrard have remained at the core of the band. Originally based in Australia, the duo moved to London in 1982. Their eponymous 1984 debut was followed by Spleen and Ideal, which peaked at number two on the U.K. indie charts. Two more albums were released during the '80s, followed by several in the '90s. The group disbanded in 1999 and both Perry and Gerrard established solo careers, but they reunited in the mid-2000s and released a new studio album, Anastasis, in 2012. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Vladimir Bogdanov

  • ORIGIN
    Melbourne, Australia
  • FORMED
    1981

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