Dan Deacon Tries ‘Learning To Relax’ on Ironically Spastic New Single

Dan Deacon

It’s ironic that Dan Deacon would call anything “Learning To Relax” considering his taste for glitchy, spinal-fluid-running-backward electronic sounds. Even so, the bespectacled Wham City veteran has a new track called just that. It may not take its title literally, but “Learning To Relax” is beautiful in its own way.

Infusing a whirling mess of digital soundscapes with some almost-calming backing harmonies, “Learning To Relax” likewise has a color-crazed set of visuals, where two primary colors split apart like string cheese and evolve into TV snow-like fuzzy wiggling worms. Maybe consider popping a Dramamine before this one. Listen above, and look out for Deacon’s forthcoming album, Gliss Riffer, on February 25 via Domino. His tour dates are included below. 

Dan Deacon tour dates:

February, 16 London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
February, 18 Paris, FR @ Le Divan Du Monde
February, 19 Amsterdam, NL @ Pardiso Noord
February, 20 Berlin, DE @ Schwuz
February, 25 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (sold out)
February, 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock  (sold out)
February, 28 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel  (sold out)
April, 4 – Fresno, CA @ Catacomb Party
April, 7 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
April, 8 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
April, 9 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
April, 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
April, 11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April, 16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
April, 17 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
April, 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
April, 21 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans
April, 23 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
April, 24 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
April, 25 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
April, 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
April, 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
May, 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
May, 5 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
May, 6 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
May, 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
May, 8 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
May, 9 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
May, 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
May, 12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
May, 13 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown 
May, 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
May, 15 – Madison, WI @High Noon Saloon
May, 16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
May, 17 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
May, 19 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May, 20 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
May, 21 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
May, 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
May, 23 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 

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