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

Dan Deacon 'Konono Ripoff No. 1' Record Store Day
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Chris Martins

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

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