Electro weird warrior Dan Deacon is back with a typically curious
video for his single 'True Thrush'. Welcome him with open arms folks;
welcome him with open flailing arms.
Ahead of the release of his new album America, released August 28 on
Domino – Deacon and pals have created the Chinese Whispers to end all
Chinese Whispers. Directed by Deacon himself and Ben O'Brien, the
colour mad video sees the co-directors acting out a series of odd ball
happenings to create a 13 second scene. The next duo views their scene
and imitate it to the best of their memory and create their own
version including props within an hour. This new scene was given to
the next duo to do the same and "so on and so on" as the video
outlines in its introduction.
In true Deacon style madness ensues as the happenings get hazier and
the beats build up in asymmetric rhythms and polytheistic patterns,
reflecting his awesome new single. The video's duos feature members of
Future Islands, Bloody Panda, the Baltimore art collective Wham City,
Deacon's own band and many more fun folks from the Baltimore scene.
We can't wait to see him on his UK tour in September. Video cameras at
the ready, who wants to play?