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

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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. (Read on …)

Enjoy Animal Collective NOW

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Party music, and we mean a song that creates instant party city, is few and far between. The Animal Collective’s single “My Girls” from their new album Merriweather Post Pavilion is instant dance party, the first party music of 2009. “My Girls” demonstrates that the lyrics Animal Collective dream up have a pop accessibility that makes the more difficult end of  electroindiedance-for-real-we’re-indie-but-dancing-and-gentrifying-neighborhoods music just edible enough for the mainstream consumption. What it lacks in the raw power department of jam anthems like Animal Collective pal Dan Deacom’s “Crystal Cat” (more on this later) it makes up for in versatility.

Our recommendation – run out and enjoy the music immediately before commercial radio or popular culture (or advertising) ruins it for everyone. By Easter, you will hate this song. (Read on …)