Dan Deacon | 15/06/15

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Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for ‘Meme Generator’, the third video from his recent album Gliss Riffer on Domino. It follows the release of the Adult Swim’s Off the Air produced video for “When I Was Done Dying.” Watch it below now.

Deacon begins the UK leg of his European tour today with a show at the Haunt in Brighton, UK and including shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Listen tomorrow from 10am-1pm GMT for a live radio session on BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne

The ‘Meme Genegrator’ video, directed by Monica Mirabile, stems from an earlier collaboration between the two on a performance art piece with choreography group FLUCT that resulted in Deacon writing an earlier version of “Meme Generator” with lyrics. To complement the video, there’s an interactive video game based on the four different choreography sequences seen in the music video. Surprises abound for those that play the game. 

Director Mirabile says in regards to the collaboration:

“Meme Generator is a game of programmed choreography. The players are downloaded into a digital world and asked to play the game of semiotic codes interacting with the "house". A few years ago Dan and I decided to collaborate on a video that I was making with my own performance art collaboration (FLUCT). That video is set in a living room which looped suburban leisure choreography created by the glitch of being physically effected by technology. The inspiration for this video has been an extension of the way our bodies are programmed by the worlds we live. In the music video, four choreographers created four dances in a liminal house. I gave no rules, just asked for a response derived from the choreographers own relationship to the "program." The program being the familiar space of the house. I'm most directly inspired by the choreography of the people that surround me, as we are all affected by a similar marketed reality. We all play the game.”

Dan Deacon has also recently been announced on the lineup of several summer US festivals including Outside Lands in San Francisco, Landmark Music in Washington, DC and Tenacious D’s-curated Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. See all dates below.

Dan Deacon tour dates:

06-15 Brighton, UK – The Haunt

06-16 London, UK – Oval Space

06-17 Manchester, UK – Islington Mill

06-18 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts

06-19 Dublin, IE – Body & Soul

07-26 Carrboro, NC – Carrboro Town Commons

08-07 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands

08-13 Rees, DE – Haldern Pop Festival

08-14 Gothenberg, SE – Way Out West

08-15 Oslo, NO – John Dee

08-16 St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock

08-20 to 08-23 Glanusk, UK – Green Man Festival

08-21 Charleville Mezieres, FR – Cabaret Vert

08-22 Pully, CH – For Noise

08-23 Hamburg, DE – Dockville

09-23 to 09-27 Seattle, WA – Decibel Festival

09-25 to 09-27 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful

09-26 to 09-27 Washington, DC – Landmark Music Festival

10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Festival Supreme