Monday, April 29, 2013


Dan Deacon’s new music video for his RSD single ‘Konono Ripoff Nº1′ is a snap

shot, time capsule and video yearbook of the Baltimore scene rolled into one. Like many of Deacon’s art project-as-music-videos (see ‘True Thrush‘ music video from Deacon’s 2012 full-length America) the cast is made up of the Baltimore arts community.

The video is a series of animated GIF portraits of each cast member with objects they felt represented them or were special to them.

The interactive music video directed by Meredith Moore and produced by Alan Resnick lets you take part through the use of the free Dan Deacon smartphone app powered by Wham City Lights.

Initially conceived of to be used at his live shows as featured in the music video for America‘s “Guilford Ave Bridge“, the app was subsequently used on his network television debut performance on Jimmy Kimmel last year to bring the home viewing audience into the performance.

The smartphone app syncs the phone to the music video and results in two simultaneous playing videos. The video on the smartphone displays the rotating objects of the cast member in the music video. The speed of the object’s rotation is determined by the user holding the smartphone.

The ‘Konono Ripoff Nº1′ single can now be purchased digitally with bonus tracks.


05-06 Brussels, BE – Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde Botanique

05-07 Rouen, FR – Club 106

05-08 Luxembourg, LU – Exit07

05-10 Lyon, FR – Festival Le Nuits Sonores

05-12 Milan, IT – La Salumeria Della Musica

05-13 Rome, IT – Circolo degli Artisti

05-14 Ravena, IT – Bronson

05-15 Munich, DE – Feierwerk

05-16 Cologne, DE – Electronic Beats @ E-Wek

05-18 Graz, AT – Forum Stadtpark

05-19 Vienna, AT – B72

05-20 Ljubljana, SI – Metelkova

05-21 Zagreb, HR – Zedno Uho

05-23 Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn Festival

05-25 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound

05-27 Bordeaux, FR – Iboat

05-28 Tours, FR – Le Temps Machine

05-29 Orlean, FR – Astrolabe

05-30 Amsterdam, NL – Trouw

06-01 Porto, PT – Optimus Primavera Sound

06-12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

06-15 Minneapolis, MN – Rock the Garden Festival

06-21-23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival

06-21-23 Camber Sands, UK – ATP curated by Deerhunter

07-09 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *

07-19 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest *

07-11 Chicago, IL – Millenium Park

07-11-13 Mariaville, KY – CAMP Bisco Music Festival

07-15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall *

07-16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *

07-19 Dour, BE – Dour Festival

09-08 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot *

09-09 Denver, CO – Ogden *

10-16 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre *

10-17 Chicago, IL – Riviera *

10-24 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater *

* = w/ Animal Collective


Dan Deacon

Konono Ripoff No. 1 7″ single


Record Store Day exclusive


Track List:


A) Konono Ripoff No. 1

B) Konono Ripoff No. 1 (Version B) instrumental





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