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Moving Units

L.A.'s Moving Units never set out to lead a dance-punk revolution. Although they're often lumped in with like-minded bands from New York, such as the Rapture and Radio 4 -- and although they still can't shake the obvious comparisons to post-punk legends like Gang of Four and Television -- they claim they weren't consciously joining in the Zeitgeist. Instead, the trio's focus has always been the frenzy on the dance floor. Front man Blake Miller's jagged guitar melodies skip across Johan Boegli's deep, funky bass lines and Chris Hathwell's irresistible disco drums, stirring up a lusty, rhythmic urgency that doesn't let up until the encore's over. Following their self-released 2001 EP with a debut full-length, Dangerous Dreams, due out in October, Moving Units live up to their name with a dizzying set of songs that demand nothing less than a no-holds-barred dance party. When they're performed live, that's exactly what fans can expect.
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