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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.

Read A Holiday Party For The Ages, From All Songs Considered

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


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

Watch Dan Deacon On Computers, College And 'Electronic Music'

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


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Read Guest DJ 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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Read First Listen: Dan Deacon, 'America'

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.

Read The xx, Dan Deacon, Frank Ocean, And More

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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Read Hear And Download A New Dan Deacon Song

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

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Read Ecstatic Music: Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble And Calder Quartet Q2

March 20, 2012 – Hear a purveyor of overdriven sound team up with two of the hottest groups in new art music. Q2

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

Watch Dan Deacon, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

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


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

Read NPR Music Announces SXSW 2012 Lineup

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

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Read The Mix: 100 Composers Under 40 Q2

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

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Read Bonnaroo 2010: Dan Deacon In Concert

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

Watch Dan Deacon In Concert

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


Listen On Tour With Dan Deacon And His Veggie Oil Van

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


Listen Making Manic Dance Music, With Lasting Effects

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


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