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Dan Deacon, ‘Spiderman of the Rings’ (Carpark)

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // June 4, 2007

Dan Deacon may look like Bill Nye the Science Guy, but he’s more like Dr. Demento. This one-man A/V club party makes low-budget electronic pop that’s as bizarre as it is uproarious. Deacon’s first proper album (after several limited releases) tricks out Devo-esque new wave with eight-bit beats, cartoon sound effects, and munchkin-pitched Ludacris quotes. While a classically trained background shows through the blissed-out drones of “The Crystal Cat,” Deacon’s weird-science experiments more often test your funny bone — and shake your moneymaker.

Now Hear This: Dan Deacon – “Crystal Cat” DOWNLOAD MP3

Now Watch This: Dan Deacon – “Crystal Cat”