Dan Deacon | 06/12/15

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Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for ‘Meme Generator,” the third video from his recent album Gliss Riffer. It follows the release of the Adult Swim’s Off the Air produced video for “When I Was Done Dying.”

The video directed by Monica Mirabile, stems from an earlier collaboration between the two on a performance art piece with choreography group FLUCT that resulted in Deacon writing an earlier version of “Meme Generator” with lyrics. To complement the video, there’s an interactive video game based on the four different choreography sequences seen in the music video. Surprises abound for those that play the game.

Director Mirabile says in regards to the collaboration:

“Meme Generator is a game of programmed choreography. The players are downloaded into a digital world and asked to play the game of semiotic codes interacting with the "house". A few years ago Dan and I decided to collaborate on a video that I was making with my own performance art collaboration (FLUCT). That video is set in a living room which looped suburban leisure choreography created by the glitch of being physically effected by technology. The inspiration for this video has been an extension of the way our bodies are programmed by the worlds we live. In the music video, four choreographers created four dances in a liminal house. I gave no rules, just asked for a response derived from the choreographers own relationship to the "program." The program being the familiar space of the house. I'm most directly inspired by the choreography of the people that surround me, as we are all affected by a similar marketed reality. We all play the game.” 

Watch the video for “Meme Generator” below

Play the interactive video game for “Meme Generator” here.

He has also been announced on the lineup of several summer US festivals including Outside Lands in San Francisco, Landmark Music in Washington, DC and Tenacious D’s-curated Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. See all dates below.

Dan Deacon tour dates:
06-15 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
06-16 London, UK – Oval Space
06-17 Manchester, UK – Islington Mill
06-18 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts
06-19 Dublin, IE – Body & Soul
07-26 Carrboro, NC – Carrboro Town Commons
08-07 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08-13 Rees, DE – Haldern Pop Festival
08-14 Gothenberg, SE – Way Out West
08-15 Oslo, NO – John Dee
08-16 St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock
08-20 to 08-23 Glanusk, UK – Green Man Festival
08-21 Charleville Mezieres, FR – Cabaret Vert
08-22 Pully, CH – For Noise
08-23 Hamburg, DE – Dockville
09-23 to 09-27 Seattle, WA – Decibel Festival
09-25 to 09-27 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful
09-26 to 09-27 Washington, DC – Landmark Music Festival
10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Festival Supreme