New Video: Dan Deacon

It’s almost impossible to take your eyes off this video. So much so that, first time you watch it, you might not even notice that there is a song going on in the background. And what a song! ‘The Thrush’ is the first single to be taken from Dan Deacon’s impedning America album, set for release on August 27th via Domino. The video co-directed by Ben O’Brien and Dan Deacon (making his directorial debut) is based on a drawing game popular in the Baltimore art collective Wham City, which is in turn based on the game “telephone.” The video is a joyous snap-shot of human eccentricity and really goes to show what  humans deem necessary when faced with a room full of discarded paper confetti and buckets of water. Of course, you’re going to want to make as big a mess as possible.