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Dan Deacon’s new music video for his RSD single ‘Konono Ripoff Nº1’ is a snap shot, time capsule and video yearbook of the Baltimore scene rolled into one. Like many of Deacon’s art project-as-music-videos (see ‘True Thrush‘ music video from Deacon’s 2012 full-length America) the cast is made up of the Baltimore arts community.

The video is a series of animated GIF portraits of each cast member with objects they felt represented them or were special to them.

The interactive music video directed by Meredith Moore and produced by Alan Resnick lets you take part through the use of the free Dan Deacon smartphone app powered by Wham City Lights.
Initially conceived of to be used at his live shows as featured in the music video for America‘s “Guilford Ave Bridge“, the app was subsequently used on his network television debut performance on Jimmy Kimmel last year to bring the home viewing audience into the performance.

The smartphone app syncs the phone to the music video and results in two simultaneous playing videos. The video on the smartphone displays the rotating objects of the cast member in the music video. The speed of the object’s rotation is determined by the user holding the smartphone.

The ‘Konono Ripoff Nº1’ single can now be purchased digitally with bonus tracks.


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 Festival
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 *
06-15 Minneapolis, MN – Rock the Garden Festival
06-21-23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06-21-23 Camber Sands, UK – ATP curated by Deerhunter
07-09 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
07-10 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest *
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 *
07-19 Dour, BE – Dour Festival
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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