Album Review: Dan Deacon
  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012

  • Posted by: Malcolm Donaldson

In the past nine years Dan Deacon has released nine LPs, scored music for films and the stage, curated film festivals, been the figurehead of a Baltimore artist collective, and developed a reputation as one of the most energetic D.I.Y. live performers currently touring. When you hear Dan Deacon, you know it's Dan Deacon. It's hard to imagine where the unique musician could go from here. Last year, Deacon turned 30 and, with his new album America, moved toward a perspective of maturity and lofty concepts. The product of his artistic growth is not one that is radically different from his previous works, but rather is a honing of his quintessential sound with care. On America, Deacon creates his most mature work to date: an ode to his home country that is full of sonic beauty, destructive chaos and ecstatic fun.

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