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After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

I can’t imagine any of the artists on this week’s list had huge budgets to play around. Even Santigold, the one who could’ve presumably commanded a small pile of money to make a video, ended up doing something quick and homemade instead. So consider these to be five ways to stretch dollars while actually making… More »

Name: Dan Deacon
Progress Report: Baltimore’s favorite experimentalist opens up about his new record … and also tells us a bunch of lies.

Dan Deacon sure is wacky. And busy! In the time it took to read this sentence Dan Deacon will have recorded music for half a dozen projects, made someMore »

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Stream Translational Drifts: Moogfest Volume 1 Feat. Dan Deacon, YACHT, Julianna Barwick, & More Covering Electronic Music Influencers

Moogfest took this year off as they prepared to move to their new home of Durham, North Carolina after being nudged out of Asheville. But they’re coming back for sure — they’ve just announced that the next fest will take place 5/19-22 in 2016. To celebrate the announcement, the festival has shared an EP called… More »

By: James Rettig / July 14, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Dan Deacon – “Meme Generator” Video

Baltimore’s electronic powerhouse Dan Deacon shares his latest and wonderfully bizarre video for “Meme Generator,” a computer glitchy trip off the recent album Gliss Riffer. Deacon takes you into a game reality of programmed dance, where players are downloaded into a digital world and four choreographers each created a sequence for the “liminal” house that… More »

By: Lisa Brown / June 15, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Festival Supreme 2015 Lineup

The Tenacious D-run Festival Supreme Is entering its third year of existence, and they’ve just announced their lineup which, as always, features a healthy mix of music, comedy, and artists that fall somewhere in between. Headlining the festival this year is Die Antwoord, the Kids In The Hall, the Darkness, Dan Deacon, Jenny Slate, Tim… More »

By: James Rettig / June 8, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun (Dan Deacon Remix)”

If there was ever anyone that needed his wonderfully woeful voice and neat-box pop-rock fucked up by Dan Deacon’s mischievous touch, it’s Ben Gibbard. Death Cab For Cutie returned this year sans founding member Chris Walla with Kintsugi, their first album since 2011’s Codes And Keys, and Deacon has put the album’s first single “BlackMore »

By: Caitlin White / May 21, 2015 - 11:41 am

Dan Deacon – “When I Was Done Dying” Video

Euphoric Baltimore tinkerer Dan Deacon released his new album Gliss Riffer last month, and his video for first single “Feel The Lightning” was a giddy, bugged-out surreal romp. He’s already outdone it. The people at Adult Swim produced Deacon’s new video for the album track “When I Was Done Dying.” In putting the clip together,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015 - 11:12 am

Toro Y Moi, Speedy Ortiz, Dan Deacon, & More Contribute To Basketball-Themed Carpark Comp

To celebrate their 16th birthday, Carpark Records will press a limited-edition 12″ compilation of unreleased tracks by members of their roster. The picture disc is basketball-themed, so all 9 tracks and 19 locked grooves will allude to the sport in some way. Speedy Ortiz included a demo version of “Basketball” off of their prodigious SportsMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 18, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Stream Dan Deacon Gliss Riffer

Dan Deacon’s Gliss Riffer is his first new full-length since 2012, and his first album since his 2007 breakthrough Spiderman Of The Rings that Deacon recorded and produced entirely on his own. Early singles “Feel The Lightning” and “Learning To Relax” served as good reminders of the spirited, Technicolor world that Deacon inhabits when he’… More »

By: James Rettig / February 16, 2015 - 8:42 am

Dan Deacon – “Learning To Relax”

Dan Deacon’s Gliss Riffer will soon be upon us, and today he’s shared another song from the album to complement previous single “Feel The Lightning.” The new song, “Learning To Relax,” is exactly the sort of cartoonish chopped-up electronic odyssey Deacon made his name on, and it’s a reminder of why that sound was so… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 11, 2015 - 10:55 am

Watch Dan Deacon & Matmos’ M.C. Schmidt In Adult Swim’s Unedited Footage Of A Bear Infomercial

If you ever notice that Adult Swim has something listed only as “infomercial” airing around 4AM, there’s a strong chance you should stay up and tune in, just to see what happens. That’s how the network first aired Too Many Cooks, the incredibly bizarre satirical hallucination that recently went viral. And now the network ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014 - 11:54 am

Dan Deacon – “Feel The Lightning” Video

Earlier this week, Baltimore electronic music party-starter Dan Deacon shared a trailer for a mysterious new album that’ll be out in February. As it turns out, the new album is called Gliss Riffer, and it marks Deacon’s return to recording on his own after teaming up with ensembles of musicians on his last two albums,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014 - 10:13 am

Watch A Teaser For Dan Deacon’s New Album, Out In February

We don’t know any of the details yet, but the giddy, gleeful Baltimore electronic producer Dan Deacon apparently has a new album loaded up and ready to go in a couple of months. Deacon’s last album America came out in 2012, so he’s about due. The trailer for the as-yet-untitled new LP features about one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 8, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by to… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

Watch The Treacly Trailer For Anne Hathaway’s Brooklyn Folk Scene Drama Song One, Featuring New Music By Jenny Lewis

Song One is a new film “set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant modern-folk music scene” that stars Anne Hathaway as an anthropologist who returns to New York after her musician brother ends up in a coma after a car accident. She then begins to explore the “vibrant modern-folk music scene” that her brother wa… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Watch A Behind-The-Scenes Video Of Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour

Arcade Fire have been moving along on their massive tour with almost every night providing a new surprise, the most recent being a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” Now you can watch a short behind-the-scene documentary of the tour that Will Butler describes as being like a tightrope act “and the tightrope walker… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 28, 2014 - 5:51 pm

Outkast, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels Playing 2014 Mad Decent Block Parties

Here’s at least one more of Outkast’s 40 festival appearances this year. The newly expanded traveling Mad Decent Block Party features different lineups on different dates, and the Denver stop will be headlined by none other than Big Boi and Andre 3000. Other performers throughout the tour include Chance The Rapper, Action Bronson, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Here’s How Fans Dressed Up For Arcade Fire In Philadelphia

Last fall, Arcade Fire caused a stir when they included a note on Ticketmaster requesting that fans wear formal attire or costume to their upcoming concerts. While their small warm-up shows in Montreal and Brooklyn featured this mandatory dress code, the band clarified that anyone upset about it should relax, because dressing up for the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Photos: Musicfest NW 2013

This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things on the festival circuit this summer and our photographer Colin McLaughlin captured a great deal of them. Above are his photos of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Neko Case, Earth, FIDLAR, Joey… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Dan Deacon – “USA” Suite Video

Last year, Dan Deacon released his album America, and its centerpiece was an expansive, experimental four-song suite called “USA.” And so it makes sense, tomorrow being the Fourth of July and all, that Deacon has chosen this moment to share his huge, sweeping 22-minute video for the entire suite. Director Dave Hughes has made a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 3, 2013 - 9:38 am

Dan Deacon – “Why Am I On This Cloud?”

In its first three weeks, this summer’s Adult Swim Singles Series gave us free new songs from Run The Jewels, Kitty, and METZ. And now the diverse, brilliantly curated series marches on with “Why Am I On This Cloud?,” the latest from the restless Baltimore electronic spirit Dan Deacon. This one is a punishingly intense,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 11:04 am

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am
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