We're a few short weeks away from the release of the new album from Dan Deacon, Gliss Riffer, and so far we've heard 'Feel the Lightning'. Below, you can stream another new cut from the album 'Learning to Relax', which is accompanied by an Alan Resnick-animated video that's every bit as colourful as the song itself. Resnick described the process he used to create the visuals in a press release, which any person with a bit of design sensibility will appreciate:

“Two parallel columns of cubes are colored with complementary gradients. The cubes oscillate at faster and faster rates, which create the optical illusion of color mixing and elaborate visual patterns.”

He's also revealed his touring plans for later on this spring. The shows will take him all throughout North America following his London gig at the Islington Assembly Hall on 16 February, the day before he's set to play the Boiler Room. You'll be able to watch that set at 19:00GMT / 14:00 EST here.

  • Tour Dates:
  • 16-02 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
  • 18 -02 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde
  • 19-02 Amsterdam, NL – Pardiso Noord
  • 20-02 Berlin, DE - Schwuz
  • 25-02 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (sold out)
  • 27-02 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (sold out)
  • 28-02 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (sold out)
  • 04-04 Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party
  • 07-04 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
  • 08-04 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
  • 09-04 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
  • 10-04 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
  • 11-04 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
  • 16-04 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
  • 17-04 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
  • 18-04 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
  • 21-04 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
  • 23-04 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
  • 24-04 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
  • 25-04 Dallas, TX - Tree’s
  • 28-04 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
  • 29-04 San Diego, CA - Casbah
  • 01-05 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
  • 05-05 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
  • 06-05 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
  • 07-05 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
  • 08-05 Seattle, WA - Neumos
  • 09-05 Boise, ID - The Shredder
  • 10-05 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
  • 12-05 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
  • 13-05 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
  • 14-05 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
  • 15-05 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
  • 16-05 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
  • 17-05 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
  • 19-05 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
  • 20-05 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • 21-05 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
  • 22-05 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
  • 23-05 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

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