Downtown Battle Mountain is the debut studio album by American post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance, released on May 15, 2007 through Rise Records. According to an interview with vocalist Jonathan Mess, the album took its name from Battle Mountain, Nevada which the band visited while the album was being written. It was produced by Kris Crummett, who mastered their EP Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean. The songs "And I Told Them I Invented Times New Roman", "Lemon Meringue Tie" and "The Backwards Pumpkin Song" were released on February 22, 2007 on the band's MySpace, and "Open Your Eyes and Look North" was released on their PureVolume site. This was the last Dance Gavin Dance album to feature guitarist Sean O'Sullivan and the only full length album to feature clean vocalist Jonny Craig until he rejoined the band in 2010. A sequel to the album was made after Craig rejoined the band, the sequel was released on March 8, 2011.
- "And I Told Them I Invited Times New Roman"
- "It's Safe to Say You Dig the Backseat"
- "Strawberry André"
- "Lemon Meringue Tie"
- "The Backwards Pumpkin Song"
- "Turn Off the Lights, I'm Watching Back to the Future"
- "Open Your Eyes and Look North"
- "Surprise! I'm from Cuba, Everyone Has One Brain"
- "12 Hours, 630 Miles"
Dance Gavin DanceEdit
- Jonny Craig - lead vocals
- Jonathan Mess - unclean vocals
- Will Swan - lead guitar
- Eric Lodge - bass guitar
- Sean O'Sullivan - rhythm guitar
- Matt Mingus - drums and percussion