Thursday 29 May 2008

Dan Deacon. Talking About New Album.

In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Dan Deacon speaks candidly about his new album. Titled Bromst, it is due to be released later this year. It promises to be a "much darker", more "mature" and "organic" proposition than his Spiderman collection. The electronics, MIDI, voice combo will not dominate this time round. Live instrumentation and sampling will be central. Most of the tracks will be heavily percussion based, with sporadic smatterings of marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel, and vibraphone. Intriguing. However, due to this aesthetic deviation there will be no place for the euphoric "Silence Like The Wind" on the album. A pity really.

Dan also rails against the predilection amongst music critics to label him "wacky". It denotes a lack of seriousness about his work that pisses him right off. He hints at drastic changes to his live show to coincide with the more organic timbre to this album. Dan Deacon, with a band, on a stage. Say it ain't so! Yet before this causes a ripple of panic amongst those of you who have purchased a ticket for Dan, Jape et al as part of the upcoming Future Days buzz in Vicar Street, fear not. The changes are not due until 2009.

In celebration of his burgeoning album and upcoming appearance in Dublin, do enjoy the (relatively) new video for "Okie Dokie":

It must be said, the Future Sounds line-up is really rather good. Y'all got your tickets?


emordino said...

In fairness, that is the tiniest bit wacky.

gimme a minute said...

Great, now I'm having a seizure.

slurkid57 said...

Aaagh. What's wrong with wacky? There's plenty of wankers out there doing "dark" and "organic", but precious few people who make music that's actually fun.

Dan Deacon is one of the last Individuals on this god forsaken planet. I just hope he doesn't forget that.

ronan said...

For once i agree with le slurkid. Let's forget the fussin and the fightin and just enjoy the ice cool vibes of mr. loaf