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Concerts

Dan Deacon.

March 20, 2012 Hear a purveyor of overdriven sound team up with two of the hottest groups in new art music.

Dan Deacon plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.

March 15, 2012 Deacon served as ringleader for an orgy of sound and a live act all about barely contained chaos.

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St.  Vincent's Annie Clark  recreates the pummeling sounds of Big Black, backed by the Dirty Projectors  rhythm section.

May 24, 2011 Hear 14 bands pay tribute to the icons of indie rock and celebrate a book on the rise of the genre.

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Dan Deacon; credit: Shantel Mitchell

June 13, 2010 Once again, Deacon earns his reputation for fully interactive, wildly entertaining live shows.

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May 17, 2009 Hear the electro-freak-pop artist, recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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Interviews & Profiles

Dan Deacon's latest project combines his signature electronic sound with live musicians and instruments.

August 28, 2012 He is one of the few pop electronic dance musicians also consistently described as a composer.

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April 22, 2009 Musician and performer Dan Deacon is touring in support of his new album, Bromst.

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April 5, 2009 Electronica wizard Dan Deacon seeks meaningful pop, now scored for a 15-person live band.

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Discover Songs

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May 17, 2009 Hear the electro-freak-pop artist, recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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March 2, 2009 Hear Deacon's new album, Bromst, streamed in its entirety on NPR Music.

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February 2, 2009 On All Songs Considered: The Decemberists, Dan Deacon, Buddy Holly, more.

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October 1, 2007 In "The Crystal Cat," Dan Deacon generates an assault of Dadaist electronic cacophony and harmony.

August 16, 2007 Upper Westside Soweto: Vampire Weekend; Metal pop from Queens of the Stone Age; Absurdist electr...

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News

Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.

March 1, 2012 Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.

Reviews

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February 2, 2009 On All Songs Considered: The Decemberists, Dan Deacon, Buddy Holly, more.

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October 1, 2007 In "The Crystal Cat," Dan Deacon generates an assault of Dadaist electronic cacophony and harmony.

More Stories

Dan Deacon at home in his practice space.

March 12, 2013 Watch a documentary on the eccentric composer's practice space, which used to be a concert venue.

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.

December 18, 2012 Kishi Bashi, Dan Deacon, Carrie Brownstein, Nellie McKay and more join in some reindeer games.

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Dan Deacon

August 21, 2012 Electro-pop genius Dan Deacon shares some of his favorite artists, and talks about his latest album.

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Dan Deacon

August 19, 2012 The new album America is melodic and noisy, minimalist and excessive, harsh and beautiful.

The xx (clockwise from upper left), Cate Le Bon, Frank Ocean and Dan Deacon.

July 17, 2012 Hear the first new song from The xx since the group's 2009 debut, plus Dan Deacon, Amirali and more.

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Dan Deacon album cover

May 31, 2012 Hear a new song from the beautifully frenetic electronic artist from his upcoming album America.

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April 17, 2011 Listen to a crowdsourced mix of young composers, as assembled by WQXR's Q2 and NPR Music.

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