New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Dan Deacon

Posted by Amoebite, October 6, 2015 12:47pm | Post a Comment

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon is a Baltimore-based composer, electronic musician and founder of the Wham City arts and music collective. He released his self-released his first two albums as a solo artist, Meetle Mice and Silly Hat vs Egale Hat, on CD-R while attending SUNY Purchase. He released several recordings before coming to national attention with 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which was released by Carpark Records, and included in Pitchfork’s “Top 50 Albums of 2007.” Two years later, he released the critically-acclaimed Bromst. In 2012, Dan Deacon released America on Domino Records. His fourth album, Gliss Riffer, was released in early 2015, also via Domino.

Dan Deacon Gliss RifferDan Deacon is beloved for his entertaining live shows, which he performs surrounded by the audience. You can see him live in Los Angeles this Saturday, October 10 at Festival Supreme and in San Francisco January 29, 2016 at the Fillmore. His classical and film score work is perhaps less well-known, although his work has been performed at The Barbican in London for the Steve Reich Reverberations Festival and at Carnegie Hall as part of their American Mavericks series. He has also collaborated with video artists and curates and hosts Gunky’s Basement Film Series, a year-round extension of the Maryland Film Festival.

On a recent visit to Amoeba San Francisco, Deacon chatted with our What's in My Bag? crew about his finds from our racks. He fires off in every direction, culling an eclectic mix of records while pondering the question, “What is electronic music?”

Watch the full episode below to see his full list of picks:

Dan Deacon - "What's In My Bag?"
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