Owen Pallett, formerly Final Fantasy, has never been one of my favorite acts, but when a song gets remixed by local/zany hero Dan Deacon I have to take notice. The track basically sounds like it could come in on the back end of Bromst. Its a slow builder with a satisfying payoff if you stick with it for the full 7 minutes. Check it:
mp3: Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt (Dan Deacon Remix)
This track is off the new 12″ Lewis Takes Off His Shirt single out now via Domino. It features some other choice remixes by CFCF, Simon Bookish, Max Tundra, and Benoit Pioulard. Get it here.
Dan Deacon is an artist, performer, and musician…in that order. His live shows are a flaming sun bursting supernova of over the top energy that leaves everyone in another state. His older albums have been considered mind bending, pioneering, chaotic, and well…nuts. But change is beautiful, ain’t it? Risk equals reward, right? Dan Deacon is changing (as all good artists do) and taking risks by slightly deviating from his cacophonous sounds to one that has some semblance of order. This can be found on his newest release, Bromst (via Carpark). On the album (which I think is brilliant) there’s a harmonious build up of heat, life, and passion that permeate each song. Bromst could be the soundtrack of time lapse animation movies with ants eating a plant until it’s gone, flowers blooming at an accelerated rate, people speed walking through a downtown metropolis, and cars turning into streams of light on a highway. Bursts of life energy teetering on the brink of natural and man made, but in the end…..stunning.
mp3: Dan Deacon – Build Voice
mp3: Dan Deacon – Jack & Jill
If you’d like to see him on tour, check the dates after the jump…
Tonight in Baltimore one of my favorite MCs, Mr. Lif, rolls into the Ottobar. Should be pretty sweet. Also in Bmore is a lecture night at the Wind Up Space with Dan Deacon and Abu. I have no idea what the lecture is about, but it’s Dan Deacon so get your butt down there. Up in Philly the Northern Liberties Festival continues at the Fire with the Talking Heads Tribute Night featuring performances by Canadian Invasion, Hunter’s Cannon, Victor Victor Band, Goldiebox, Andrew Lipke, Paper Masques, Oso, Grammar Debate, Oud Blues, Baptist Preachers, Chris Kasper, iNFiNiEN, and “Rough Riders”. Also if you happen to miss Andrew Lipke at this show, don’t fret because he’s also performing at the Tin Angel tonight as well. Enjoy!
mp3: Mr. Lif – Post Mortem
mp3: Dan Deacon – Snake Mistakes
mp3: Canadian Invasion – Juvenilia
If you’re looking for an experience and good music all wrapped into one neon colored event then be sure to check out Dan Deacon as he rolls through the states in support of his upcoming release, Bromst. The cool thing is that he’ll be playing with a full live ensemble on most of the dates which should make songs like the new track “Get Older”. Make sure you catch him with Future Islands and Teeth Mountain in at the First Unitarian Church in Philly on April 3rd and at the 9:30 Club in DC on May 17th. Check the rest of the dates after the jump.
mp3: Dan Deacon – Get Older
Photo by Nate Dorr
So this is it. The new album art from Dan Deacon‘s upcoming album Bromst out on Carpark Records on March 24th. They’ve been nice enough to put up a stream of the last track on the album “Get Older” which will also be featured on a split 12″ with Adventure that comes out on January 27th. “Get Older” is a flurry of electronics and powerful and intense rhythms that build and build and build and build…a good close to an album that I’ve been anticipating for a bit now. Check it out:
Get Older – Dan Deacon
Tonight in Baltimore is Feet night at the Baltimore Round Robin at Sonar featuring the infamous Dan Deacon with The Death Set, Video Hippos, Blood Baby, Nuclear Power Pants, Double Dagger, DJ Dog Dick, Future Islands, Lizz King, Smart Growth, Height, and Adventure. If you aren’t hip to that scene perhaps the Ottobar in Baltimore has the answer with Lake Trout’s Live CD Release show. There will also be performances by Jason Dove/Vacation Face and We Read Minds. Down in DC the Red and the Black has a great one with E. Joseph and Flo Anito. Finally up in Philly there are three sparkling shows that deserve some attention. The first is the Wu-Tang Clan at the Trocadero. Don’t think I need to expand on that one. The second is the ever hyped CSS at the Fillmore at the TLA with Pink Skull and Hey Willpower. Third and finally don’t miss Baltimore’s Oranges Band at Johnny Brenda’s with Blood Feathers, and the Homophones.
mp3: Dan Deacon – Pink Batman
mp3: Height – The Woods
mp3: Video Hippos – Narwhals
mp3: Lake Trout – Sounds From Below
mp3: Jason Dove – Let’s Not Think
mp3: CSS – Alala
If you live in NYC clear your schedule for December 11th and head on down to the Brooklyn Masonic Temple (Fort Greene, Brooklyn 317 Clermont Ave at Lafayette Ave) to see Dan Deacon, Dirty Projectors, and So Percussion perform. Dan Deacon will be debuting his new 15 piece live ensemble for his set and these are the players:
Eric Beach (So Percussion)
Denny Bowen (Double Dagger, Smarthgrowth)
Jeremy Hyman (Ponytail, Ultimate Reality)
Kevin O’Meara (Videohippos, Ultimate Reality)
Rich O’Meara (ko’mm)
Josh Quillen (So Percussion)
Adam Sliwinski (So Percussion)
Jason Treuting (So Percussion)
Synthesizers, Keyboards and Electronics:
Benny Boeldt (Adventure)
William Cashion (Future Islands)
Chester Gwazda (Nuclear Power Pants)
Gerrit Welmers (Future Islands)
Matt Papiach (Ecstatic Sunshine/White Williams)
Ken Seeno (Ponytail)
Pretty sweet, huh? Well he may also be performing some new tunes from his upcoming album Bromst that’s set to be released on March 24th via Carpark. 2009 is going to be one heck of a year for music!!! Also don’t forget he’ll be swinging by Sonar in Baltimore with the Round Robin Tour on December 19th as well.
mp3: Dan Deacon – The Crystal Cat