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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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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,…
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…
Scott Lapatine | July 24, 2011 - 8:49 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

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…
brandon | May 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm

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…
brandon | March 8, 2011 - 3:14 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | December 23, 2010 - 9:09 am

Bonnaroo 2010: Saturday In Photos & Videos

We're live tweeting and shooting everything 'Roo at Here's the best of Saturday...
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Owen Pallett – “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt (Dan Deacon Remix)”

Our introduction to this one from the artist formerly known as Final Fantasy came via an incredible live clip that saw Pallett battle pelting rain…
Amrit Singh | April 9, 2010 - 10:34 am

Todd P’s Inaugural MtyMx Festival: A Photo Essay

[Editor's Note: The following guest post is by Ryan Muir, one of NYC's most hardworking and talented photographers. After spending the better part of five
Ryan Muir | March 26, 2010 - 3:12 pm

New Dan Deacon Video – “Woof Woof”

This extended video treatment for Bromst's "Woof Woof" offers a kid's puppet show drama set in Dayglo Deacon land. It's the work of the Showbeast
brandon | January 14, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Matt Berninger Talks National Google Ad

You might have seen the National's Google Ad, "Out of Office," which tells a "Search Story" of some guy heading from Washington State to Los…
brandon | December 14, 2009 - 9:20 am

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend…
Amrit Singh | October 20, 2009 - 9:31 am

New Dan Deacon Video – “Paddling Ghost”

Yes, this finger-puppeteered clip for "Paddling Ghost" features a cutely expressive puppet paddling ghost, but it also has a few moments of a scaled-down and…
Amrit Singh | August 21, 2009 - 1:07 pm

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap-Up

If you weren't talking about the weather in Grant Park this weekend, you weren't in Grant Park this weekend. And really that would've been a…
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2009 - 3:11 pm

Dan Deacon Is Not On Acid

But hopefully he really is in love with seahorses. Whatever the case, after Sarah Silverman Tweeted about he and Liam Lynch's 2006 video "Drinking Out…
brandon | July 10, 2009 - 9:50 am

Old Folks Review Dan Deacon, Bon Iver

On a whim I checked in with Breakfast At Sulimay's, the amusing Web video series in which three elderly music fans review indie and hip-hop…
Scott Lapatine | May 20, 2009 - 11:41 pm

Dan Deacon’s Old Ska Band

Maybe you already knew about Dan Deacon’s old Long Island ska crew Channel 57, but we’ve never seen so many Channel 59 or childhood Dan…
brandon | April 6, 2009 - 10:31 am

Stream Dan Deacon’s Bromst

Despite an expanded instrumental palette and album-art allusions to the contrary, the first single from Bromst wouldn’t have sounded out of place on Spiderman Of
Amrit Singh | March 3, 2009 - 11:19 am

Behind The Scenes Of Andrew W.K.’s New TV Show

Over a career that's seen him evolve from outsider musician to outlandishly infectious personality, Andrew W.K. has covered his pop cultural bases: writing and producing…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2009 - 3:00 pm