Dan Deacon Show Review: We Are Dan Deacon’s America

Dan Deacon

The Firebird

St. Louis, MO

September 2, 2012

We are Dan Deacon's America

Question:  What do you get when you combine eight Dan Deacon newbies, an America theme, and complete lack of inhibitions?

Answer:  A text message from one of your fellow attendees the following morining that says “I’m pretty sure I got ghosted” followed simply by “Holy what the f***”.  Let me set the stage for you a little more completely.

If you aren’t familiar with Dan Deacon, he recently released a new album titled America, which I so happen to be a big fan of.  Deacon, an indie composer of electronic music, has reputation for mass crowd participation, and I stumbled late last week upon him playing at local St. Louis venue, The Firebird.  A group of eight of my friends decided it would be awesome to all dress in America gear and head to The Firebird, and more than anything, make a spectacle of ourselves.  Mission accomplished and as I tell the tale of the night, I’m gonna try to leave names out of the events.
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LxListening: Catch Up Time

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So many good albums are released over the course of a calendar year that we don’t even pretend to be thorough in our coverage of current music.  Its even harder for someone like me to absorb the amount of music I would like to, whereas Wes and Todd are human encyclopedias of all things past, present and future music.  Wes in particular is usually able to listen to an album once and form an opinion I usually agree with, but would take me upwards of five or six listens to form.

Due to my mongoloid nature of absorbing new music, it often takes me weeks, or even months to decide that I like an album, sometimes putting it on the shelf for quite some time after a first listen, only to give it one more shot and come around on it.  Due to my deficiency, I would like to bring to you a song from five albums that I’m pretty sure we won’t be able to review in whole, as a sign of respect that they are more than worthy of review.  Some have been released this week, some are weeks old, and some months, but all these artists are worthy of note.  Let these five tracks be your Friday Sizzurp.
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