Dan Deacon | 02/11/15

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Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, Gliss Riffer, out February 24, 2015, Dan Deacon has shared 'Learning to Relax.' Listen to it below. It follows the release of the Andrew Jeffrey directed video for Gliss Riffer opening track 'Feel The Lightning.'

"Learning to Relax", a live favorite that took shape while being performed on the road last year in support of Arcade Fire, is yet another exploration of Deacon's newfound appreciation of tracks featuring predominate vocal melodies. It's one of the many songs on Gliss Riffer reveling in equal parts exuberant uncontained good times as well as dramatic flair. The same could be said for the "Learning to Relax" animation created by Alan Resnick, as described by the creator himself: "Two parallel columns of cubes are colored with complementary gradients. The cubes oscillate at faster and faster rates, which create the optical illusion of color mixing within elaborate visual patterns." 

Download the stems to “Learning to Relax” and ‘Feel the Lightning’ from Dan Deacon’s Soundcloud page

Deacon has also announced a North American April/May 2015 tour that will follow several sold out release week shows later this month in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. See a live stream of Deacon's set from Boiler Room in London next Tuesday, February 17th, at 2pm EST. More info here. All tour dates are listed below.

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A special pre-order is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (now SOLD OUT) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from the Domino Mart and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’ and ‘Learning to Relax.’ 

Dan Deacon tour dates:

02-16 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02-18 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde
02-19 Amsterdam, NL – Pardiso Noord
02-20 Berlin, DE - Schwuz
02-25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (sold out)
02-27 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock  (sold out)
02-28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel  (sold out)
04-04 Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party
04-07 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
04-08 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
04-09 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
04-10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-16 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04-17 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04-18 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
04-21 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
04-23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04-24 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
04-25 Dallas, TX - Tree’s
04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04-29 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05-05 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05-06 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05-07 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
05-08 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-09 Boise, ID - The Shredder
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05-12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
05-13 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
05-14 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
05-15 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
05-16 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
05-17 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
05-19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05-20 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
05-21 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
05-22 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05-23 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall