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Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

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Electro-pop genius Dan Deacon's latest album is as big as its name, America. It's epic, soaring and loud, but also minimalist at times and full of beauty. On this edition of All Songs Considered, Deacon talks about his latest album and shares some of his favorite songs with host Bob Boilen. Deacon brought a strange and surprising mix of artists, from The Rolling Stones to early electronic artist Raymond Scott, and minimalist composer Steve Reich, plus a few great unknowns.

You can hear Dan Deacon's entire album, America, now in our First Listen series.

Guest DJ Dan Deacon

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Onyx

  • Album: Bacdafucup
  • Song: Slam

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Slam
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Bacdafucup
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Onyx
Label
Chaos
Released
1993

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The Rolling Stones

  • Album: Their Satanic Majesties Request
  • Song: She's a Rainbow

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She's a Rainbow
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Their Satanic Majesties Request
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The Rolling Stones
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ABKCO Records
Released
1967

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Dan Deacon

  • Album: America
  • Song: True Thrush

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True Thrush
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America
Artist
Dan Deacon
Label
Domino
Released
2012

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Raymond Scott

  • Album: Manhattan Research, Inc.
  • Song: In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen

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In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen
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Manhattan Research, Inc.
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Raymond Scott
Label
Basta
Released
2000

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Raymond Scott

  • Album: Manhattan Research, Inc.
  • Song: Sprite: Melonball Bounce

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Sprite: Melonball Bounce
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Manhattan Research, Inc.
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Raymond Scott
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Basta
Released
2000

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Dan Deacon

  • Album: America
  • Song: USA III: Rail

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USA III: Rail
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America
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Dan Deacon
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Domino
Released
2012

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Steve Reich & Ensemble Modern

  • Album: Music for 18 Musicians
  • Song: Section I

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Section I
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Music for 18 Musicians
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Steve Reich & Ensemble Modern
Label
Nonesuch
Released
2007

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Talking Heads

  • Album: Remain in Light
  • Song: Crosseyed And Painless

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Crosseyed And Painless
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Remain in Light
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Talking Heads
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Sire / London/Rhino
Released
1980

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Ed Schrader's Music Beat

  • Album: Jazz Mind
  • Song: When I'm In A Car

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When I'm In A Car
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Jazz Mind
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Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Label
Load
Released
2012

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Chester Endersby Gwazda

  • Album: Shroud
  • Song: World Killer
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Dan Deacon

  • Album: America
  • Song: USA I: Is a Monster

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USA I: Is a Monster
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America
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Dan Deacon
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Domino
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2012

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