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Dan Deacon is set to release “Konono Ripoff No. 1,” a limited 7″ (500 hand-numbered worldwide) for this year’s Record Store Day. An homage to the legendary Congolese Konono Nº1, the song has been a fan favorite of Dan Deacon’s live shows for some time, yet has never been recorded until now. This 7″ features two versions of the track as performed by two sets of dual drummers:  Kevin O’Meara and Jeremy Hyman on Side A; Denny Bowen and Dave Jacober on Side B.

The cover photo for the 7″ was taken at Whiteside Mountain near Highlands, NC by Molton Brouff, the winner of the crowd sourced Dan Deacon America Instagram contest presented by Aperture. Find out more information and see the gallery of submissions here:   

This Friday he performs a sold out headlining show at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Later this month he’ll perform at some of the nation’s biggest museums and art centers including the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Mass MOCA, culminating with a special performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on April 27. The Metropolitan Museum of Art show will feature the world premiere of two new pieces for large ensemble made up of Deacon’s band as well as So Percussion, What Cheer? Brigade Marching Band, NYU steel drum ensemble, LEMUR robotic instruments, and Yamaha Disklavier player pianos. The show will also be the first live performance of USA I-IV in it’s entirety.


04/05 Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
04/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Kimmel Center (Perelman Theater)
04/20 North Adams, MA – MASS MoCA
04/27 New York, NY – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
05/06 Brussels, BE – Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde Botanique
05/07 Rouen, FR – Club 106
05/08 Luxembourg, LU – Exit07
05/10 Lyon, FR – Festival Le Nuits Sonores
05/12 Milan, IT – La Salumeria Della Musica
05/13 Rome, IT – Circolo degli Artisti
05/14 Ravena, IT – Bronson
05/15 Munich, DE – Feierwerk
05/16 Cologne, DE – Electronic Beats @ E-Wek
05/18 Graz, AT – Forum Stadtpark
05/19 Vienna, AT – B72
05/20 Ljubljana, SI – Metelkova
05/21 Zagreb, HR – Zedno Uho
05/23 Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn Festivl
05/25 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
05/27 Bordeaux, FR – Iboat
05/28 Tours, FR – Le Temps Machine
05/29 Orlean, FR – Astrolabe
05/30 Amsterdam, NL – Trouw
06/01 Porto, PT – Optimus Primavera Sound
06/12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
06/21-23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06/21-23 Camber Sands, UK – ATP curated by Deerhunter
07/09 Toronto, ONT – Danforth Music Hall *
07/11 Chicago, IL – Millenium Park
07/11-13 Mariaville, KY – CAMP Bisco Music Festival
07/15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall *
07/16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
09/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot *
09/09 Denver, CO – Ogden *
10/16 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre *
10/17 Chicago, IL – Riviera *
10/24 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater *

* = w/ Animal Collective


Dan Deacon
Konono Ripoff No. 1 7″ single
Record Store Day exclusive

Track List:
A) Konono Ripoff No. 1
B) Konono Ripoff No. 1 (Version B) instrumental


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