Dan Deacon announces Album ‘Gliss Riffer’

Dan Deacon announces new album, 'Gliss Riffer', out Feb 23rd via Domino

Domino has announced Gliss Riffer, the new album from Dan Deacon, out February 23rd, 2015.

Gliss Riffer marks new territory for Deacon who, following up on the release of his large ensemble-based recordings – 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America – decided to return to a simpler way of writing and recording, similar to that of 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which has resulted in this self-produced album.

Despite being predominately electronic, Gliss Riffer’s sonic palette is informed by his post-Spiderman of the Rings material. The Disklavier, a MIDI-fed player piano first heard on Bromst, is present here. Cross-rhythms suggestive of America’s orchestral songs and Deacon’s art music work (including a Carnegie Hall performance and film score for Francis Ford Coppola) are also in evidence.  While Gliss Riffer may contain all the instrumental layering we’ve come to expect, this album also marks a newfound appreciation for Deacon’s own vocals, as evidenced on the lead track ‘Feel the Lightning.’ Yes, the female voice is Deacon too.

Dan Deacon Glass Riffer Lo Res

Gliss Riffer album art

Gliss Riffer Tracklisting

  1. Feel the Lightning
  2. Sheathed Wings
  3. When I Was Done Dying
  4. Meme Generator
  5. Mind On Fire
  6. Learning to Relax
  7. Take it to the Max
  8. Steely Blues

Watch the Andrew Jeffrey Wright of All Ages Production-directed video for ‘Feel The Lightning’


Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Exploratorium (sold out)

Jan 18 – Hobart, TAS – Mona Foma Festival

Jan 22 – Sydney, AUS – The Aurora (Sydney Festival)

Jan 24 – Melbourne, AUS – Sugar Mountain Festival

Jan 25 – Brisbane, AUS – The Brightside

Feb 16 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall 

Feb 18 – Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde

Feb 19 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord

Feb 20 – Berlin, DE – Schwuz

Feb 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

Feb 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel (Noise Pop)

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