New stuff from Dan Deacon
Like the utter whores we are, here's the press release cut and pasted for your delectation:
Ahoy to the brand new album from Baltimore whizzkid DAN DEACON. Its called "Bromst", and drops on March 23rd on Carpark.
"Deacon is the Salvador Dali of electro... a refreshing example of someone rewriting rules of music as he goes along" - THE GUARDIAN
"a deranged crossbreading of Suicide, Philip Glass, Daft Punk, and Pinky & Perky" - Q
"Bromst" has been three years in the making. Fusing together the sense of community and intensity of his live shows with his skills in electro-acoustic composition, its a collection of pieces intense and epic but at the same time down to earth and welcoming. Unlike the completely electronic "Spiderman of the Rings", "Bromst" is a mixture of acoustic instruments, mechanical instruments, samples and electronics. There's piano, marimba, glockenspiel, vibraphone, live drums, winds and brass creating an altogether more dense sound with toytown prog noises, tribal rhythms, even vocals - its still a warped eclectic mix on the earholes but a much more digestable form than before. God knows what that's going to do to the live show but we're certain it'll be one to watch out for.
DAN DEACON / ADVENTURE Spilt 12" - 16th February 09 on Carpark
A 1000 copy limited edition 12” yellow vinyl.
Dan Deacon - 1. Get Older 2. Cave Birth
Adventure - 1. Poison Diamonds 2. Lifeguard
For the past five years, Dan Deacon has been traveling around the world performing in just about any space imaginable from alleyways, basements and abandoned buildings to institutions like the Whitney, the Getty and the Smithsonian. Much has changed since Dan started his travels. While his music still has the same uplifting spirit as before, it now has a maturity. 'Get Older' is about realising that aging, growth and change should be embraced, not feared. Its guitar parts are performed by Matt Papich (Ecstatic Sunshine, White Williams).
Adventure's side starts with an oldie and ends with a newbie. The first song 'Poison Diamonds' is like an 8 bit Lego masterpiece built by a 10 year old living on another planet. The second song, 'Lifeguard', is his most recent track. The lyrics were inspired by Dan Deacon after Benny (aka Adventure) played him the instrumental track. It is the first Adventure song to feature Benny's voice, and is slower and poppier than his previous video-game sounding work.