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.
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.