DAN DEACON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'GLISS RIFFER', OUT FEB 23RD; SHARES VIDEO FOR 'FEEL THE LIGHTNING'

Dan Deacon | 12/11/14

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Gliss Riffer, the new album from Dan Deacon, will be out February 24, 2015 (North America) / February 23, 2015 (rest of the world).

Gliss Riffer marks new territory for Deacon who, following up on the release of his large ensemble-based recordings - 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America - decided to return to a simpler way of writing and recording, similar to that of 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which has resulted in this self-produced album.

Despite being predominately electronic, Gliss Riffer’s sonic palette is informed by his post-Spiderman of the Rings material. The Disklavier, a MIDI-fed player piano first heard on Bromst, is present here. Cross-rhythms suggestive of America’s orchestral songs and Deacon’s art music work (including a Carnegie Hall performance and film score for Francis Ford Coppola) are also in evidence.  While Gliss Riffer may contain all the instrumental layering we’ve come to expect, this album also marks a newfound appreciation for Deacon’s own vocals, as evidenced on the lead track ‘Feel the Lightning.’ Yes, the female voice is Deacon too.

Watch the Andrew Jeffrey Wright of All Ages Production-directed video for ‘Feel The Lightning’ below or here.
 

Gliss Riffer will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. A special pre-order, as pictured below, is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (limited to 777) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’.

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After spending this past year supporting Arcade Fire on their North American headlining arena tour, Deacon has announced a string of headlining shows in support of the forthcoming album. All dates are below. Don't forget to check out his new website at dandeacon.com

Dan Deacon Tour Dates
Dec 11 San Francisco, CA - The Exploratorium (sold out)
Jan 18 Hobart, TAS - Mona Foma Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 22 Sydney, AUS - The Aurora (Sydney Festival) [Buy tickets]
Jan 24 Melbourne, AUS - Sugar Mountain Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 25 Brisbane, AUS - The Brightside [Buy tickets]
Feb 16 London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall [Buy tickets]
Feb 18 Paris, FR - Le Divan Du Monde [Buy tickets]
Feb 19 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord [Buy tickets]
Feb 20 Berlin, DE - Schwuz [Buy tickets]
Feb 25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade  [Buy tickets]
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock  [Buy tickets]
Feb 28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (Noise Pop) [Buy tickets]

Gliss Riffer Tracklisting
1. Feel the Lightning
2. Sheathed Wings
3. When I Was Done Dying
4. Meme Generator
5. Mind On Fire
6. Learning to Relax
7. Take it to the Max
8. Steely Blues