Holy mother of shit balls, this is one of my most-anticipated and excited-for albums of the last 12 months.
You may have heard Dan Deacon’s music before, but nothing prepares you for his live shows and their frenetic, euphoric, life-changing energy. His last album, 2009’s Bromst, is something I discovered way too late, and at the behest of various others whose shock at my lack of a Deacon-filled life left me with insurmountable guilt, I laid myself to bare to Bromst.
That was roughly 15 months ago that my musical horizon was split wide open, and since then I’ve been trying to wait as patiently as possible for new music from the Deacon, but alas the wait is over. Two tracks preceded the album’s launch, “Lots” and “True Thrush”, and both delivered in spades, so join me in my first listen too as the energy becomes tangible.