Gliss Riffer is the latest and perhaps most accessible album by electronic knob-twister Dan Deacon. Frank Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Frank Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist

Dan Deacon will release his new album, Feel The Lightning, on Feb. 24. Frank Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Frank Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist

Songs We Love

Songs We Love: Dan Deacon, 'Feel The Lightning'

WNYC Soundcheck

The mad-scientist composer throws an ecstatic dance party with skittering polyrhythms, buzzy synths and a pop hook he sings in duet with himself.

Listen Loading… 4:53
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/376748177/376770085" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Detlev van Ravenswaay/Science Photo Library/Corbis

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton rented a cabin in the woods for a special holiday party, with Kishi Bashi, Dan Deacon, Carrie Brownstein, and more as guests. Mike Brinson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Mike Brinson/Getty Images

Dan Deacon's latest project combines his signature electronic sound with live musicians and instruments. Shawn Brackbrill/Courtesy of Domino Records hide caption

toggle caption Shawn Brackbrill/Courtesy of Domino Records

Music Interviews

Dan Deacon On Computers, College And 'Electronic Music'

He is one of the few pop electronic dance musicians also consistently described as a composer.

Listen Loading… 8:19
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/160169376/160165900" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Dan Deacon Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist

All Songs Considered

Guest DJ Dan Deacon

On this edition of All Songs Considered electro-pop genius Dan Deacon shares some of his favorite music, and talks about his latest record, America.

Listen Loading… 53:19
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/159471518/159471988" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from