Deacon: Bromst, Tour

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Dan Deacon is the latest in a series of recent indie artists whose music pits self-recorded laptop electronica against a panoply of live instruments, with stirring results. Unlike his previous work, which consists entirely of electronics, Bromst is a much more collaborative affair. In fact, Deacon is bringing fourteen musicians on tour with him to realize its material in live settings (concert information below).
One listen to Bromst, and it’s easy to see why Deacon’s bringing along reinforcements; the artist is willing to let things get busy – even occasionally to clutter the soundscape. Arcade-game whirrings and buzzes infiltrate “Red F” and “Get Older,” while the expansive indie rock “Of The Mountains” builds layer upon layer of synths, drums, and guitars into a flurry-filled, delightful aural feast. Meanwhile, “Wet Wings” employs a host of overdubs of Jean Ritchie singing rustic folksong “The Day is Past and Gone” in goose bump-raising canonic overlaps. The LP’s stylistic range is impressive: “Woof woof” plays with dance-electronica and varied vocal samples in energetically buoyant fashion, while “Surprise Stephani” displays its electronica opposite: lushly multi-textured, slowly evolving IDM. Deacon might consider a live recording of the Bromst tour: it’d be fascinating to hear how the songs evolve.

Tour announcement (Forcefield PR)
Dan Deacon launches his massive US Spring tour in support of his new album, Bromst.   This tour will feature a full 14 piece live ensemble similar to the one that performed with him at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple back in Dec. but will have different members.   Baltimore bands Future Islands and Teeth Mountain are set to open the entire tour.

Dan Deacon’s live ensemble for this tour:

Benny Boeldt: keyboard, sampler, synthesizer
Denny Bowen: drum kit
Andrew Burt: guitar, violin
Andrew Bernstein: saxophone, guitar
William Cashion: keyboard
Stephe Cooper: mallets, guitar
Dan Deacon: voice, electronics, keyboard, sampler
Gregg Fox: drum kit, mallets
Justine Frye: cello, mallets
Chester Gwazda: keyboard, sampler, synthesizer
Kate Levitt: percussion
Kevin O’Meara: percussion
Sam Sowyrda: mallets
Gerrit Welmers: keyboard, sampler, synthesizer

all shows with full live ensemble, and with Future Islands and Teeth Mountain opening:

04/03 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
04/04 Baltimore, MD Floristree
04/05 Williamsburg, VA The Little Theater
04/06 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
04/07 Knoxville, TN Catalyst
04/08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
04/09 Athens, GA 88/cp
04/10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
04/11 Tallahassee, FL FSU / Club Downunder
04/13 New Orleans, LA The Candle Factory / The Heavy
04/15 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
04/16 Houston, TX Orange Show
04/17 Austin, TX Emo’s
04/18 Ft. Worth, TX The Ft. Worth Modern Museum
04/20 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
04/21 San Diego, CA Che Cafe
04/22 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
04/23 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
04/24 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
04/25 Seattle, WA The Vera Project
04/26 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
04/29 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
04/30 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
05/01 Kansas City, MO Pistol S.C.
05/02 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock (2 shows, early and late – 5pm and 10pm)
05/04 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
05/05 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
05/06 Urbana, IL Canopy Club / Club Void
05/07 Chicago, IL The Metro
05/08 Mt. Pleasant, MI CMU / The Wesley Foundation
05/09 Detroit, MI Contemporary Art Institute
05/10 Toronto, ONT The Deleon White Gallery
05/11 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
05/12 South Burlington, VT HG Showcase Lounge
05/13 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs
05/15 Brooklyn, NY Danbro Studios at The Brewery
05/16 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
05/17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

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