Dan Deacon

"The art made by Baltimore artist Dan Deacon is about community and how to organize and inspire it. From founding a now well-known art collective (Wham City), to organizing and running an annually sold-out DIY music festival (Whartscape), to conceiving, planning and curating a massive 60 person/30 band tour (Baltimore Round Robin Tour), it's clear to see that community and bringing people together is the major theme of his work. Bromst is the embodiment of that way of thinking.

For the last three years Dan Deacon has been working on Bromst. Fusing together the growing intensity of his live performances with his background in electro-acoustic composition, the outcome is a collection of pieces that are intense and epic and at the same time down to earth and welcoming. Bromst embodies the same energy and excitement as Spiderman of the Rings, however the craftsmanship and composition on Bromst have a wider scope and richer palette.

Unlike the completely electronic Spiderman of the Rings, the instrumentation on Bromst is a mixture of acoustic instruments, mechanical instruments, samples and electronics. The player piano, marimba, glockenspiel, vibraphone, live drums, winds and brass give Bromst a much richer tone than his previous work. The intricate and complex parts, skillfully executed by the performers, are woven together into a rich, dense, noisy dance pop that has become Dan Deacon's signature sound." [PR]

Dan Deacon plays a $3.00 show in Brooklyn on January 30th and the "Brooklyn vs. Baltimore Marathon" now also has Woods and Blank Dogs on the bill (previously their spots were marked "special guest"). The location is still "tentatively" Danbro Warehouse The 1896.

Dan Deacon will also play Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on May 16th with Double Dagger and Teeth Mountain. The date is presumably part of a bigger tour that is still TBA. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday at noon.

Bromst will be released on March 24, 2009 by Carpak Records. Listen to the track "Get Older" at Imeem. Full tracklist below.

Even sooner (Jan 27 via Carpark), you can get your hands on a Dan Deacon / Adventure split 7". The cover of that one is a composite image of Dan Deacon and Benny Adventure. It's got 4 tracks. They are listed below.

Dan also appears on a new Free Yr Radio benefit compilation that is exclusive to Insound. Other bands on the album include !!!, Chairlift, Yeasayer, White Williams, No Age, Mudhoney, King Khan, The Secret Machines, The Walkmen, Tokyo Police Club and Jamie Lidell. Exact songs are also listed below.

Last but not least, Dan is/was looking for interns who can transcribe sheet music...

I'm preparing the scores for 15 of my compositions that are being printed in early March. I'm already insanely busy so I'm seeking 2 or 3 interns to help me with the process. It pays $15 an hour and should be around 20 hours total. I need people to help clean up the MIDI files and transcribe parts from the program Reason and bring them into the program Sibelius.

UPDATE: All known tour dates HERE (including a second one at Danbro).

Some dates, tracklists and cover art, below...

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon - Bromst
1. Build Voice
2. Red F
3. Paddling Ghost
4. Snookered
5. Of The Mountains
6. Surprise Stefani
7. Wet Wings
8. Woof Woof
9. Slow With Horns / Run For Your Life
10. Baltihorse
11. Get Older

Dan Deacon / Adventure
Dan Deacon / Adventure
Split 12"
Track List:
Dan Deacon -
1. Get Older
2. Cave Birth
Adventure -
1. Poison Diamonds
2. Lifeguard

Free Yr Radio benefit comp
1. !!! - Must Be The Moon (Live On KEXP)
2. Chairlift - At My Side
3. Yeasayer - Final Path
4. White Williams - Blue Steel
5. Dan Deacon - Cave Birth
6. No Age - Padded Chair Demo
7. Mudhoney - The Lucky Ones (Live)
8. King Khan & Saba Lou - Past And Gone
9. The Secret Machines - The Walls Are Starting To Crack (Live At KEXP)
10. The Walkmen - In The New Year (Live)
11. Tokyo Police Club - Your English Is Good (K-Os Remix)
12. Jamie Lidell - Rope of Sand (Live At Austin City Limits) 

Dan Deacon - 2009 Tour Dates
January 27th - Baltimore, MD @ The Zodiac split 12" release w/ Adventure and Jimmy Roche (21+)
January 30th - Brooklyn, NY @ Danbro Studios
February 7th - Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival (part of Wham City Round Robin Tour)
February 19th - Wellington, NZ @ Bodega with High Places
February 20th - Auckland, NZ @ Cassette 9 with High Places
February 21st - Christchurch, NZ @ TBC with High Places
February 27th - Sydney, AUS @ Summer Tones @ Oxford Art Factory
February 28th - Melbourne, AUS @ Summer Tones @ The Espy
March 1st - Adelaide, AUS @ Urtext with High Places
March 5th - Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote
March 6th - Brisbane, AUS @ Summer Tones @ The Zoo
March 7th - Meredith, AUS @ Golden Plains Festival
March 8th - Perth, AUS @ Perth Festival Closing Party
May 16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

UPDATE: All known tour dates HERE

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