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Upcoming Party Jam Alert: Dan Deacon 3/24/09

Continuing our recent trend of providing you with only the best party music suggestions for 2009, we wanted to sound a Handsome Alarm that Dan Deacon will be releasing his second album Bromst on Carpark Recrods on March 24, 2009. Need a real party city alert? Deacon will be touring this spring across the States, eschewing his “traditional” one man show for a 15 person ensemble (see video above for his new song “Snookered”). Whatever the makeup of the touring band, we assure you that it will be the sweatiest, whitest, most ridiculously faux-ironic dance party to end all dance parties in your recent memory. Ever.

Disclaimer: when it comes to indie music artists, Dan Deacon is definitely on the fringe of our music tastes. The complicated rythyms, the modified squeal vocals, the variance from song to song, the invariably annoying crowds – it all confuses us a little bit. But the best indie music should challenge and reward you, and in this Deacon delivers. The songs from his new album that have made their way around seem slightly more accessible than those on Deacon’s previous album “Spiderman of the Rings.” Songs that start off as annoying exercises in repetition evolve into intricately layered cadences wildly tied together by the banshee-like screech of his modified voice (shrill as it may be).

In short, we encourage you to get tickets to the upcoming Dan Deacon tour date in your area and to snap up the album when it “drops” as the kids say two weeks from now on the 24th. We’ll leave you with the video to “Crystal Cat,” Deacon’s still unstoppable dance jam that should be on every dance party playlist worth its salt.

Spiderman of the Rings – available on Amazon, DRM-free (“Bromst” link still forthcoming)

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