Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on April 26, 2007

Twacky Cats
DOWNLOAD: Dan Deacon - Arms Saloon (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Deacon - Lion with a Sharks Head (demostration version) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Deacon - Connor Kizer with Bead Jewelery (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Deacon - When I Was Taller (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Deacon - Ohio (demostration version) (MP3)

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon"Dan Deacon is a Baltimore, Maryland-based absurdist electronic music composer/performer. He attended Purchase College in Purchase, New York where he completed his graduate studies in electro-acoustic and computer music composition. He studied under composer/conductor Joel Thome. Currently, he lives at Wham City in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dan Deacon's compositional style is best classified in the Future Shock genre along with Video Hippos, Santa Dads, Blood Baby, Ecstatic Sunshine, Ponytail, and other bands in the growing Baltimore music scene." [Wikipedia]

Dan DeaconDan has released a bunch of albums over the past three years. One of them, Twacky Cats, is available for free above. It's licensed under creative commons.

Compare that with his new full-length album on Carpark records Spiderman of the Rings - out May 8th. He was gifted then, and seems to have perfected his awesomeness now.

Track 2:

DOWNLOAD: Dan Deacon - The Crystal Cat (MP3)

Between his recorded output, and his much-talked-about crazy live shows, Dan is destined for great things - and it looks like it's happening sooner than later with this new album and the unbridled support of Pitchfork (whose festival he's playing in July). Stay true to the streets he may, but no doubt a headlining slot at Bowery Ballroom can't be far off (if he so chooses).

Who's paying attention....
* Pitchfork
* Stereogum
* XLR8R
* WFMU
* WaterCoolerGossip
* Palms Out Sounds
* Golden Fiddle
* heartonastick

Where to see him next NYC?
Apr 26 (TONIGHT) ???? - D&D @ Studio B????
May 5 @ Silent Barn in Brooklyn
May 12 - @ Mercury Lounge in Manhattan (TICKETS)

Must-see videos, and a million.1 more tour dates below....

Dan Deacon on NBC...

Big Big Big Big Big....

Dan Deacon - 2007 Topur Dates
04/27 : Floristree H&H, Baltimore, MD
05/04 : The Living Room, Providence, RI
05/05 : Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
05/10 : Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
05/11 : Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA
05/12 : Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
05/15 : Terrace F. Club, Princeton, NJ (Students Only)
05/25 : Two Art Chicks, Greensboro, NC
05/26 : Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
05/27 : Harvest Records, Asheville, NC
05/28 : Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN
05/29 : Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
05/30 : Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA
05/31 : The Jinx, Savannah, GA
06/01 : TSI, Jacksonville, FL
06/02 : Back Booth, Orlando, FL
06/03 : TBA, Miami, FL
06/04 : New World Brewery, Tampa, FL
06/05 : Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL
06/06 : The Beta Bar, Tallahassee, FL
06/07 : Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS
06/08 : The Green Space, New Orleans, LA
06/09 : Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA
06/10 : Mink, Houston, TX
06/12 : Emos Lounge, Austin, TX
06/13 : The Cavern, Dallas, TX
06/14 : Warehouse 21's Luna Space, Santa FE, NM
06/16 : ExPlx, Los Angeles, CA
06/17 : Che Cafe, San Diego, CA
06/18 : Pehrspace, Los Angeles, CA
06/19 : Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
06/20 : 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
06/21 : Fools Foundation, Sacramento, CA
06/22 : Holocene, Portland, OR
06/23 : TBA, Seattle, WA
06/24 : TBA, Missoula, MT
06/25 : Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, MT
06/26 : Neurolux, Boise, ID
06/27 : Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
06/28 : Hi Dive, Denver, CO
06/29 : The Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence, KS
06/30 : Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
07/02 : Triple Rock Club, Minneapolis, MN
07/03 : Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
07/05 : The House Cafe, Dekalb, IL
07/06 : TBA, Kalamazoo, MI
07/07 : Scrummage University, Detroit, MI
07/08 : TBA, Hamilton, ON
07/09 : Sneaky Dees, Toronto, ON
07/10 : Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON
07/11 : La Sala Rossa, Montreal, PQ
07/12 : Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
07/14 : Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
07/21 : Whartscpae Festival, Baltimore, MD

* most dates w/ Video Hippos

Dan Deacon playing with Ecstatic Sunshine...

Previously
* previous Dan Deacon mentions

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Comments (22)

Dan Deacon for President. Seriously.

Posted by will | April 26, 2007 5:02 PM

Amazing Videos from his show from SXSW behind the amtrack station:

Rattlesnake gun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJaPQX1WT8
Silence Like The Wind :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ibl5vnJZk

Posted by ill | April 27, 2007 12:56 AM

Thank you xxx at 5:50pm

the hilarity comes from watching it repeatedly ... like Homer Simpson stepping on a rake

Posted by cj | April 27, 2007 3:00 AM

my god i remember seeing dan deacon all the time on campus

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2007 5:03 AM

by the way... wham city didnt even show up as scheduled for culture shock this year....

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2007 5:05 AM

but i guess i cant deny i enjoyed him on PTV and at the stood

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2007 5:11 AM

anyone else go to culture shock last week? girl talk almost started a riot on that goddamn stage.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2007 10:01 AM

dude.

i went to high school with dan deacon. and was in the same grade with his sis.

this surely is a day of pride for babylon, long island.

Posted by rach | April 27, 2007 11:07 AM

I'm more proud of him being from purchase than any other aspect of my education there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2007 11:27 AM

allen mosak is the real hero behind wham city

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2007 11:32 AM

not my chair, not my problem

that's what i say

Posted by farny freedle | April 27, 2007 12:20 PM

I am so glad he is getting the recognition he deserves. Finally.

Posted by Kelli | April 27, 2007 1:19 PM

I am so glad he is getting the recognition he deserves. Finally.

Posted by Kelli | April 27, 2007 1:20 PM

it's mozek. let's see if everyone can say some more retarded things that have nothing to do with anything.

Posted by bruf | April 27, 2007 3:29 PM

"dude.

i went to high school with dan deacon. and was in the same grade with his sis.

this surely is a day of pride for babylon, long island."

i was just thinking this, dan graduated with friends of mine (i'm from sayville.) sooooo weird.

Posted by RKB | April 27, 2007 7:22 PM

I knew a guy who's cousin once saw Dan Deacon do something!! crraaazy!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2007 1:15 AM

i had a dream about someone who was not dan deacon, who didn't look anything like an deacon, was not named dan, but was a deacon.

when i woke up, i felt peaceful.

Posted by c | April 28, 2007 12:08 PM

Dan was AMAZING as the secret guest at the Lightning Bolt Studio B show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2007 11:42 PM

Dan is not a patch onthelategreat Wesley Willis

However, he should continue in spite of seeming contrived in his whackiness

Check my seriouso mpFrees , composed by a vegan

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Posted by parko ting tong | May 6, 2007 11:43 PM

it's so weird to see a photo that i took of dan deacon put up pretty much everywhere that talks about him. especially when i remember taking the photo and uploading it to my computer and thinking "man, that picture would be so good if it was more in focus".

the best part - the cake shop in NYC (where the show was) has a wall of photos taken from shows, and they superimposed that photo onto a polaroid. womp womp womp

Posted by chris | May 10, 2007 12:36 AM

Louis Waters is the true true hero of wham city.

Posted by yabba | October 10, 2007 7:06 AM

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