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Hear Dan Deacon’s ‘Konono Ripoff No. 1,’ a Record Store Day Tribute to the DRC

Limited-edition hand-numbered 7-inch to drop April 20

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // April 5, 2013

Dan Deacon joins the impressive spate of awesome artists doing Record Store Day exclusives — Pussy Galore, Jack White, MGMT, and Black Lips to name a precious few — with typically culture-jamming aplomb. They guy who recently mashed up Grimes with Gangnam Style and used warped workout footage for a music video will release a 7-inch single for the song, “Konono Ripoff No. 1.” The track is of course named after Congolese percussion posse Konono No. 1, famous for their heavily distorted mbira-powered compositions. Deacon’s song, streaming below, certainly sounds inspired by the group’s sound, though it’s also as drug-damaged and smile-twisted as you’d expect. The single will actually feature two versions of “Ripoff,” with drummers Kevin O’Meara and Jeremy Hyman on side A and drummers Denny Bowen and Dave Jacober on side B. Only 500 copies will be made and they will be hand-numbered, unless the Weeknd is involved.

Check out SPIN’d complete list of upcoming Record Store Day releases

Dan Deacon tour dates:

April 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
April 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Kimmel Center (Perelman Theater)
April 20 – North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA
April 27 – New York, NY @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 6 – Brussels, BE @ Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde Botanique
May 7 – Rouen, FR @ Club 106
May 8 – Luxembourg, LU @ Exit07
May 10 – Lyon, FR @ Festival Le Nuits Sonores
May 12 – Milan, IT @ La Salumeria Della Musica
May 13 – Rome, IT @ Circolo degli Artisti
May 14 – Ravena, IT @ Bronson
May 15 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
May 16 – Cologne, DE @ Electronic Beats @ E-Wek
May 18 – Graz, AT @ Forum Stadtpark
May 19 – Vienna, AT @ B72
May 20 – Ljubljana, SI @ Metelkova
May 21 – Zagreb, HR @ Zedno Uho
May 23 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Festivl
May 25 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
May 27 – Bordeaux, FR @ Iboat
May 28 – Tours, FR @ Le Temps Machine
May 29 – Orlean, FR @ Astrolabe
May 30 – Amsterdam, NL @ Trouw
June 1 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
June 12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
June 21-23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 21-23 – Camber Sands, UK @ ATP curated by Deerhunter
July 9 – Toronto, ONT @ Danforth Music Hall *
July 11 – Chicago, IL @ Millenium Park
July 11-13 – Mariaville, KY @ CAMP Bisco Music Festival
July 15 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall *
July 16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
September 8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot *
September 9 – Denver, CO @ Ogden *
October 16 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre *
October 17 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera *
October 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater *

* w/ Animal Collective