11 Jul 2019 (23:30) at Róisín Dubh
€25 (€22.50 members)
Strange Brew. Late show.
Dan Deacon is an American singer, composer and electronic music iconoclast. Deacon?sits at the edge of pop experimentation and delivers rapturous electronic pop and big– hearted psychedelic hymns in equal measure.
His fourth and latest album, 'Gliss Riffer', continues that singular journey and coerces elements of pop and madcap electronica into a convincing mix. Deacon has toured with Arcade Fire and has written a film score for Francis Ford Coppola.
“The sold-out show transformed into another universe, a singular bubble where everything was free and colorful and cathartic, and everybody danced.” Consequence of Sound
“Deacon prides his shows on being unique communal experiences, and nothing about how the experimental electronic artist pushes fans to engage with his music and with one another would really surprise.” LA Weekly
“…a self-confessed pop weirdo who sits at the edge of pop and experimentation… he certainly sounds comfortable in his own musical skin” – The Guardian (4*)
“Deacon makes teeming crackpot electronica and plays live shows that are like being inducted into a friendly cult” – The Times (4*)
“Deacon’s unfettered sense of humor and his masterful ear for sonic textures unify his various music sides in endlessly exciting ways.” NPR
“His fourth album, Gliss Riffer, continues that singular journey [the edge of pop and experimentation] and coerces elements of pop and madcap electronica into a convincing mix.” The Guardian
“On record or in concert, Deacon offers escapism at its finest.” Consequence of Sound
“complex, endlessly layered and hyperactive” – Evening Standard (4*)
“An effervescent, ebullient record” – MOJO (4*)
“rapturous electronic pop” – Uncut (7/10)
“big-hearted psychedelic hymns” – Vice