Tuesday, August 28, 2012

By no relation

I originally heard of Dan Deacon when I visited Brooklyn for the first time in 2007. My band was playing Cake Shop, and of course, being in a record store pre-Spotify, I HAD to by a new album. I asked the counter guy what he recommended. He pulled out an album near-by, and as I asked him why this one, he gave no other reason than the fact that he designed the cover. I agreeably bought the record - Spiderman of the Rings and it soon became my go-to jam whilst doing homework or designing on my computer.

No matter where I am or what I am doing, I have always seemed to find a way to re-visit that album. In a way, I think it is why I have an unconditional love for electronic music  (even though Mr. Deacon would refute such a term, as he would imply it is simply - just music). I am relived by the space it brings. I need it sometimes in my busy life - this space to breathe.

Today we celebrate the release of his new album America. I will leave you with this video, which although drives me crazy at times and I want to yell at the people, "NO! You're doing it wrong!" - the music makes me oh, so happy :) 

P.S. side-step guy at 2:35 may be my favourite part.

I wonder if I will ever meet Cake Shop designer boy again. If so, I would give him a thanks for the recommendation. 

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