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Dan Deacon – “Crash Jam” Video

In making the video for "Crash Jam," a euphoric jitter-drone from Dan Deacon's album America, Ben O'Brien has edited together a bunch of footage from Tony Horton's P90X workout videos. In the process, he's made a collage of grunting, flexing, impossibly stretched-out humanity that makes human beings look like the strangest animals that have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2013

Dan Deacon Soundtracks University Of Phoenix Commercial

Did you know the University Of Phoenix is the largest for-profit university in the country? I didn't know that. I don't know that I've ever met anyone who has taken a class there, actually, which is really just an indicator of how small my world is sometimes. Did you also know that U-P is More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 11, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013

Dan Deacon – “Guilford Avenue Bridge” Video

"Guildford Avenue Bridge," a pounding, buzzing instrumental from Dan Deacon's album America, is named for a Baltimore landmark. But its video, from director Alan Resnick, never stays put on one location. Instead it's all time-lapse footage of Deacon and friends touring across the country. Mostly, it's footage shot from Deacon's touring vessel, a converted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2013

Dan Deacon Brings “True Thrush” And His Smartphone App To Kimmel

Like DIIV, Dan Deacon made his network television debut last night. Unlike DIIV, Dan's been around years, a veritable vet of the eclectic set. So his stop at Kimmel with America's "True Thrush" was momentous and celebratory in that regard, and momentous also in its incorporation of Deacon's smartphone app, which made the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012

Download Dan Deacon’s Wish Book Volume 1 Mashup Mix

The latest in Dan Deacon's long, long line of goofy projects: Wish Book Volume 1, a Girl Talk-style set of digital DJ blends, one that finds room for Lightning Bolt and Brian Eno alongside Gary Glitter and Skrillex. The first song is called "Gangrimes Style," which is a not-bad indicator of where this thing i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2012

TEEN – “Better (Dan Deacon Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month, TEEN, the Brooklyn BTW led by former Here We Go Magic member Teeny Lieberson, released In Limbo, their spectral, spun-out debut album. And now Dan Deacon has remixed their spacious pop single "Better," turning it more mysterious and ritualistic by adding repetitive electronics that turn its beat into a cyber-Druidic chant. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012

Stream Dan Deacon America

This seems to be the day when just about everyone has a new album streaming online. Add goodtime Baltimore electronic composer Dan Deacon to the list. Deacon's new album America drops next week, and we've posted his songs "Lots" and "True Thrush." Below, listen to America in its entirety. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012

Dan Deacon – “True Thrush” Video

For the video for his song "True Thrush," Dan Deacon, along with co-director Ben O'Brien, recruited a whole cast of wacky individual to play a sort of skit-based game of telephone. All the videos teams do their best to recreate what the previous team did. But some of the teams, you'll notice, took their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2012

Dan Deacon – “True Thrush”

Baltimore electric music eccentric Dan Deacon will put out a new album this August, a release called America that was initially teased with the euphoric and frenetic "Lots." Today brings another single called "True Thrush," an exultant, anthemic record that utilizes a backing choir and sounds more warm and human than much of Deacon'… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 10, 2012

Dan Deacon Ruins “Call Me Maybe”

Dan Deacon piles "Call Me Maybe" on itself over and over again, creating the most dissonant, harrowing take on Carli Rae Jepsen's hit known to man. According to Deacon, it's for a "Call Me Maybe" covers compilation. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 5, 2012

Dan Deacon – “Lots”

Baltimore funhouse-electro composer Dan Deacon has just announced the imminent release of America, his new album and first since 2009's Bromst. He's also shared one track from the album: A euphoric quick-building song called "Lots." If someone replaced all the Boredoms' drums with old Atari systems and forced them to finish a track in three… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 31, 2012

Progress Report: Dan Deacon

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 some art,… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 2, 2012

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier, happier festival. Standout sets included Girls, who played heavily from their upcoming Father, Son, Holy Ghost, buzzbuilders Purity Ring and steady, show-those-tikes-how-it's-done vets like Guided By Voices and the… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011

Dan Deacon Does Comic-Con For Coppola’s Twixt

Comic-Con 2011 wraps up at San Diego's Convention Center today, and among the notable first timers was Baltimore's spastic electronic collagist Dan Deacon. The musician sat on the Hall H panel for Twixt, the Francis Ford Coppola-directed, Val Kilmer-starring Gothic horror film he scored. Here's the plot summary from IMDB:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 24, 2011

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It's ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY '80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011

Watch Dan Deacon’s Short Film Hilvarenbeek

When not scoring Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt Now And Sunrise, Dan Deacon was working on Hilvarenbeek with Jimmy Joe Roche in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands, the place from which the 17-minute film got its name. (The two previously worked together on Ultimate Reality.) Before you watch, please recall Deacon is not on acid. More »

By: brandon / May 11, 2011

Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, Ted Leo, tUnE-yArDs Team Up For Our Band Could Be Your Life: The Concert

Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981-1991 is a great book, an essential read for folks who were there from the beginning, came in a little late, need to brush up on their music history, don't know much about history, etc. Azerrad's paragraphs are anecdotal, breezy, and… More »

By: brandon / March 8, 2011

Sondre Lerche – “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt” (Owen Pallett Cover)

One of the things we're most proud of this year is The 'Gum Bowl, our inaugural celebrity charity bowling tournament and concert. (You can still watch all the videos, which, you should.) One of our finest participants on a long list of fine participants was Mr. Sondre Lerche. Not just because his name rhyme… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 23, 2010

Bonnaroo 2010: Saturday In Photos & Videos

We're live tweeting and shooting everything 'Roo at stereogum.com/bonnaroo. Here's the best of Saturday... More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2010