Dan Deacon's laugh track

Rebecca Ambrose

Dan Deacon Meetle Mice

For those of you (3%) who have been sitting at home on your couch wondering what the hell Dan Deacon is doing, there is a lot of news to update you with. This past week Dan Deacon re-released two LPs from his earlier days; Meetle Mice and Silly Hat Vs. Eagle Hat are now available on a double LP via Carpark Records. Limited cassette versions of Meetle, Silly, Spiderman of the Rings and Bromst will be also be available at upcoming shows. Deacan began selling these LPs during his shows in college, typos and all. (He realized he had misspelled “copy write” and “egale” after they had been sold but decided to keep it for humor's sake.) Even though these albums look and sound different from Deacon's current stuff, he reassures us it's all “still of the same tree.”

Dan will be playing a few solo shows before touring with the Dan Deacon Ensemble on the Wham City Comedy Tour (dates are listed below). And if that isn't enough to fill your Dan Deacon void, he's also been working with director Francis Ford Coppola on the score and soundtrack for an upcoming film TWIXT, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival (and featured a dancing Val Kilmer). Dan's a busy man and now you'll be busy the rest of the day listening to to his old, misspelled brilliance.

Dan Deacon solo tour dates

September
21 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
29 Asheville, NC Moog Fest

October
05 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
30 Oakland, CA New Parish

December
01 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
02 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
03 Portland, OR Branx
04 Seattle, WA Neptune

Wham City Comedy Tour 2011

October
28 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
29 Asheville, NC Moogfest
30 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light
31 Atlanta, GA Eyedrum

November
01 Athens, GA 40 Watt
02 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
03 New Orleans, LA Zeitgeist
04 Houston, TX Super Happy Fun Land
05 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
06 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
07 Denton, TX Dan's Silverleaf
08 Norman, OK Opolis
09 Kansas City, KS Paragraph Gallery
10 Iowa City, IA The Mill
11 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
12 Detroit, MI TBA
13 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks
14 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Bard College
15 Troy, NY 51 3rd St.
16 Purchase, NY Purchase College
17 Poughkeepsie, NY Vassar College
18 New York, NY 285 Kent St
19 Baltimore, MD Courier Theater

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