Simply amazing, Dan Deacon’s fresh new album “America” could be
played for any occasion, situation, or atmosphere. It brings a smile to your
face and a tear to your eye in the same song. The kind of music that makes you
get off your rear and dance the night away. If you are sick of the same old
tired homework jams, Dan brings something unique to the table-motivation.
Dan Deacon’s new album America
is a layering of dichotomies: light and dark, natural and synthetic,
celebration and contemplation. The outcome can be heard as simple or complex,
depending on how the listener perceives what they are hearing. The music is
rooted in triadic harmony set to a fixed pulsing beat while the individual
lines are complex phasing layers of sound. The outcome is a dense, asymmetric,
rhythmic phrase of textured patterns framed quite successfully as pop songs.
His inspiration for writing
this album came from his personal thoughts on America. He simply had no real
idea how to produce an album on his own country until he went on tour in
Europe, where he was slammed into a solid wall of reality.
The perception of
the United States as the worldwide power for good, contrasted with an evil,
Earth- destroying monster of war and corporate greed was now a lot clearer to
him, he was now an American.
he knew this before, an American in America tends to not identify themselves as
one. The new album also reflects the love of cross-country travel he has,
seeing the landscapes of the United States and going from east to west and back
again over the course of several seasons. The lyrics are inspired by his
frustration, fear, and anger towards the country and world we all are and a