Dan Deacon is back, with a new album ‘America’ released on the 27th of August. They say he’s found a new quieter self, but there’s not evidence on the first single ‘Lots’ anyway!
There’s a subtler approach to timbre on America, informed by Deacon’s recent experiences in the classical world — commissions and collaborations, his Carnegie Hall debut; his first film score (for a Francis Ford Coppola film). The integration of acoustic textures — including concert percussion, winds, brass, and strings — has ramped up exponentially since Deacon first ventured outside of purely synthesized sound on 2009’s Bromst.
You can download the track, get the song titles and see the various dates he’s playing around Europe (that don’t include any Irish ones) here.