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Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

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 »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Dan Deacon – “Konono Ripoff No. 1″ Video

Baltimore electro-spaz’s new video for his garbled, fast-moving Record Store Day single “Konono Ripoff No. 1” consists entirely of jittery gif-style portraits of people from Baltimore’s arts community, all of them holding objects that are special to them. And there’s an interactive portion, too, if you download Deacon’s smartphone app. That’ll let you synch the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2013 - 11:39 am

Peals – “Blue Elvis (Dan Deacon Remix)”

It’s a Baltimore family affair when Peals’ “Blue Elvis” gets remixed by Dan Deacon. The duo, comprised of William Cashion of Future Islands and Bruce Willen of Double Dagger (if anyone has intel regarding where they’re hiding the unsold Double Dagger RDS release, let a girl know), went soft and wistful for the original but… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 23, 2013 - 11:48 am

Dan Deacon – “Konono Ripoff No. 1″

For a new Record Store Day 7″ single, the euphoric Baltimore experimentalist Dan Deacon has recorded a new song that borrows its tones and its sense of melodics from the Congolese band Konono No. 1, so he’s naturally called it “Konono Ripoff No. 1.” Deacon’s recorded two versions of the track, with two different drummer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013 - 9:35 am

Stream The Flaming Lips’ SXSW Performance Of The Terror

The Flaming Lips debuted their new album The Terror in Austin over the weekend at SXSW. Two fan sites, The Future Heart and Slow Nerve Action, have unleashed a load of information about the release and the performance. The latter has the full audio of the live set — which you can stream below –… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 18, 2013 - 1:44 pm

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 ever… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2013 - 4:46 pm

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 closingMore »

By: Michael Nelson / February 11, 2013 - 3:23 pm

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 - 10:05 am

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 school… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2013 - 11:32 am

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 crowd’s iPhone… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012 - 11:56 am

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 - 11:46 am

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. Download Deacon’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012 - 12:18 pm

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 - 3:38 pm

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 task… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2012 - 10:54 am

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’s stuff. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 10, 2012 - 10:32 am

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 - 9:11 am

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 - 8:47 am

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 someMore »

By: Corban Goble / February 2, 2012 - 11:42 am

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 Descendents. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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 - 8:49 pm