Dan Deacon | 03/24/15

Image: Dan Deacon When I Was Done Dying music video

Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for "When I Was Done Dying", directed by Adult Swim’s Off the Air. The video’s an exquisite corpse style of collaborative animation, with one of nine animators, each handling their own thirty second segment of the song. See the full list of credits below or at Off the Air.  It marks the first time for both Deacon and Off the Air to work on a music video in this style, but the second time they’ve collaborated on a music video, following the video for 2012’s America’s “USA” 22 minute orchestral suite.

All this week at 4am ET/PT, Off the Air will be airing episodes featuring both collaborative music videos alongside work from the animators involved in the “When I Was Done Dying” video. Visit Off the Air’s Tumblr all week for interviews with Deacon and the animators. In addition, all this week the album version of “When I Was Done Dying” is available as a free track download on iTunes US. Download it here.

Watch Dan Deacon perform "When I Was Done Dying” (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic) below.

Watch the videos for Gliss Riffer’s “Feel the Lightning” and “Learning to Relax.” 

After playing sold out release week shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York in late February, Deacon heads out on a North American headlining tour next week.  See all the dates below. 

Dan Deacon tour dates:

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
04-19 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay
04-21 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
04-23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04-24 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
04-25 Dallas, TX - Trees
04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04-29 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05-02 Mecca, CA – Desert Daze
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 Theater
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
05-29 Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Love Song
05-30 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
06-03 Salzburg, AT - Rockhouse
06-06 Porto, PT - NOS Primavera
06-09 Vienna, AT - WUK
06-12 Kriens, CH - B-Sides Festival
06-15 Brighton, UK - The Haunt
06-16 London, UK - Oval Space
06-17 Salford, UK - Islington Mill
06-18 Glasgow, UK - CCA Glasgow
06-21 Hilvanrenbeek, NE - Best Kept Secret
08-20 to 23 - Powys, UK - Green Man Festival 

“When I Was Done Dying” video credits

Creative Director: Dave Hughes
Direction and Animation by Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Francisco Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoke, Caleb Wood, Koko Freakbean
Producer for Williams Street: Cody DeMatteis