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Dan Deacon Is Still Really Weird

Dan Deacon Laying Down

Dan Deacon has been banging out the weird for years, he’s worth more than a cursory glance though. Accessibly bonkers.

Dan Deacon Laying Down

I have to be honest and say that I don’t “get” a lot of experimental music, maybe the point is often that it’s not supposed to be “got”.

I don’t know. A lot of my friends really do dig it though, and they’re not all pretentious, haircut dick heads.

They genuinely vibe off of the noise they hear from these out there composers. I just feel frightened when it hits my brain bonce, I think I am too feeble to comprehend?

One thing I know for sure, is that I would prefer to listen to random noises and pig squeals than 99% of the pop drivel that farts out of the major labels these days. Now that really is pointless.

Dan Deacon - Peace Equipment

Dan Deacon had a mention on Sick Chirpse a while back with his magical remix of “Call Me Maybe” courtesy of Mr timw_brap. Dan likes to frig about with sounds and is not shy when it comes to noises. He’s played many a genre, from grindcore to chamber music, and now settles mostly in electronic/ guitar based stuff with lashings of audience participation.

Dan Deacon Live

He made a video called  “Drinking Out Of Cups” with Liam Lynch which is wierd (and not musical), but gives an insight in to his special brand of nut jobbery. And whatever you think of it, it got over 17,000,000 hits so he’s done something right, whatever that something was. Some hypothesise that it is the recording of someone off their teeth on LSD in a cupboard, but Dan says it wasn’t. Could have been though:

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The reason why I started this article was to feature a clip from an NBC morning television show. The presenters and producers thought they were getting Moby, but OMG they were not getting that egg based spindle of a man. They were getting a liberal intravenous dosage of Deacon all up in their grill. With his table covered in computer guts and gubbins and a crazed look in his eyes he gives them exactly what they weren’t after.

It was recorded a few years back but it’s punch and gristle is still apparent. This is how America should wake up every day.

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His most recent single is actually pretty lush, here’s the vid for “True Thrush” I like this tbh, pretty chilled sunday morning listening:

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So, to summarise: Weird is better than normal and strange is better than medicore. Let the law of the land reflect this. If you fancy going to see this lord of twiddle he’s on tour and hitting the UK shore soon enough, here’s his myspaz with the deets.

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