Stream Dan Deacon’s “Konono Ripoff No. 1” Stream Dan Deacon’s “Konono Ripoff No. 1”

danDan Deacon, the wizardly pitch-shifting Wham City! neoclassicist (and once spiderman, of a kind), just shared the new track from his upcoming Record Store Day release (man, I need to get ON that shit), “Konono Ripoff No. 1.” An homage to the legendary Congolese act, Konono Nº1 and a well-loved live staple for years, the track is a beatific mash of electronics and madman skins and will be released in a hand-numbered edition of 500 with the cover being chosen from Mr. Deacon’s American Instagram contest (which I failed to know a damn thing about until today). You can stream that track below.

In other news (and to the surprise of no one) Mr. Deacon is about to be touring the world like crazy both on his own and with Animal Collective. We’ve got those dates for you too, after the song, the first four of which will be at museums LA, MA, PA and NYC. The NYC gig is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will feature the world premiere of two new pieces for large ensemble made up of Deacon’s band as well as So Percussion, What Cheer? Brigade Marching Band, NYU steel drum ensemble, LEMUR robotic instruments, and Yamaha Disklavier player pianos as well as the first live performance of “USA I-IV” in it’s entirety.

Holy Crap.

Dan Deacon Tour Dates:

04-05 Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
04-12 Philadelphia, PA – The Kimmel Center (Perelman Theater)
04-20 North Adams, MA – MASS MoCA
04-27 New York, NY – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
05-06 Brussels, BE – Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde Botanique
05-07 Rouen, FR – Club 106
05-08 Luxembourg, LU – Exit07
05-10 Lyon, FR – Festival Le Nuits Sonores
05-12 Milan, IT – La Salumeria Della Musica
05-13 Rome, IT – Circolo degli Artisti
05-14 Ravena, IT – Bronson
05-15 Munich, DE – Feierwerk
05-16 Cologne, DE – Electronic Beats @ E-Wek
05-18 Graz, AT – Forum Stadtpark
05-19 Vienna, AT – B72
05-20 Ljubljana, SI – Metelkova
05-21 Zagreb, HR – Zedno Uho
05-23 Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn Festivl
05-25 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
05-27 Bordeaux, FR – Iboat
05-28 Tours, FR – Le Temps Machine
05-29 Orlean, FR – Astrolabe
05-30 Amsterdam, NL – Trouw
06-01 Porto, PT – Optimus Primavera Sound
06-12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
06-21-23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06-21-23 Camber Sands, UK – ATP curated by Deerhunter
07-09 Toronto, ONT – Danforth Music Hall *
07-11 Chicago, IL – Millenium Park
07-11-13 Mariaville, KY – CAMP Bisco Music Festival
07-15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall *
07-16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
09-08 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot *
09-09 Denver, CO – Ogden *
10-16 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre *
10-17 Chicago, IL – Riviera *
10-24 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater *

* = w/ Animal Collective



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