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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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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…
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…
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,…
Stereogum | May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Michael Nelson | February 11, 2013 - 3:23 pm

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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 8:47 am