DAN DEACON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'AMERICA'; DOWNLOAD 'LOTS'
Dan Deacon | 05/29/12
We're very proud to announce the release of Dan Deacon's new album, America, out August 28th (North America) / August 27th (Rest of the world).
The culmination of years spent playing both DIY venues and concert halls across the world, of exercises in the power of the individual and a coordinated mass, of a disenfranchised mind questioning notions of cultural identity and values, America is a study in density.
The album is a portrait of anger, confusion, and apocalyptic anxiety over corporatism and war, but one that finds consolation in the geography of the United States and in recent social movements both domestic and international. Never have such bleak lyrics been framed by such ecstatic, celebratory sounds.
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.
The most raw cut from the album, 'Lots', seems a fitting introduction to a collection of songs that sit at the intersection of noise, pop, dance and chamber music. Filled with the struggle and opportunity rampant in Deacon's America, Lots’ lyrics bounce between a post-apocalyptic world influenced by Cormac McCathy’s The Road and a call not to lose sight of the current movements that aim to change a broken system.
Have a listen to the track and download it below:
1. Guilford Avenue Bridge
2. True Thrush
5. Crash Jam
6. USA I: Is a Monster
7. USA II: The Great American Desert
8. USA III: Rail
9. USA IV: Manifest
US tour dates
07-07 Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival
07-12 New York, NY - Pier 84 *
07-14 Cincinatti, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
07-21 Antigonish, NS - Evolve Festival
09-01 Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
09-07 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
* = with John Maus