Great news today on one of our favorite emerging stars! “Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche are currently putting the final touches on their collaborative Ultimate Reality DVD which will see a Winter release via Carpark, Deacon’s current label.  Dan Deacon will be touring this Sept. and Oct. – most dates are with Girl Talk.  He’ll kick off the tour with a scavenger hunt event sponsored by New York Magazine on Sept. 2.” After the jump, video clips from Ultimate Reality, details on the DVD, and of course, tour dates kicking off September 2nd at Brooklyn’s New York New York Scavenger Hunt. (Photo by Gavin Paul)

Dan Deacon preps Ultimate Reality DVD, plus more tour dates!

VIDEO CLIP – Ultimate Reality -
http://www.youtube.com/watch\?v=P81dHaZiyA8

VIDEO CLIP – Ultimate Reality -
http://www.youtube.com/watch\?v=jmFvw_CFUcg

Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche are currently putting the final touches
on their collaborative Ultimate Reality DVD which will see a Winter
release via Carpark, Deacon’s current label. Dan Deacon will be
touring this Sept. and Oct. – most dates are with Girl Talk. He’ll
kick off the tour with a scavenger hunt event sponsored by New York
Magazine on Sept. 2 (more details at www.nymag.com/nyxny)

More about Ultimate Reality:

Ultimate Reality is a collaborative performance by Dan Deacon and Jimmy
Joe Roche that combines an intense musical composition for electronics
and two live drummers (from the bands Ponytail and Video Hippos) with a
psychedelic montage of Arnold Schwarzenegger films that is projected at
a monumental scale. The live energy of the performance with the popular
content of the projection has allowed the piece to freely move between
art and music venues and grant it a wide audience of appreciation. The
forty minute music composition, written by Dan Deacon, blasts from
three sets of loudspeakers during performance.

Driving and cinematic, the electronic piece is accompanied by two
drummers who pound a marching rhythm. The footage was appropriated by
Jimmy from Schwarzenegger classics such as Terminator 2 and Total
Recall
to accompany the composition for Ultimate Reality. Jimmy has
transformed the violent struggles of these films into a mesmerizing
sequence of fantastic images where popular science fiction icons seep
in and out of mirrored layers of kaleidoscopic color.

Dan and Jimmy are both Baltimore-based artists who have worked together
for the past five years. Ultimate Reality represents their latest
collaboration produced in their current residency at Wham City. The
performance premiered at Wham City during Baltimore’s Whartscape
Festival in July 2006, and has since been shown at Anthology Film
Archives in New York City in September 2006. It is scheduled to be
shown at Corcoran Gallery in DC in November 2006 as a part of the
Experimental Media Series, curated by Peggy Parsons and Paul Roth. and
at The Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore in February 2007.

DAN DEACON TOUR DATES

Sep 2nd – Brooklyn, NY @ New York New York Scavenger Hunt
Sep 6th – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
Sep 7th – Portland, OR @ Holocene
Sep 8th – Chicago, IL @ Hideout Block Party
Sep 12th – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix*^
Sep 13th – Montreal, QC @ La TuLipe*^
Sep 14th – Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom*^%
Sep 15th – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*^
Sep 17th – Philadelphia, PA @ Starlite*^
Sep 18th – Baltimore, MD @ 2640 Space*^
Sep 19th – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*^
Sep 20th – Charlottesville, VA @ Satellite Ballroom*^
Sep 21st – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel*^
Sep 22nd – Atlanta, GA @ MJQ Concourse*^
Sep 23rd – Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
Sep 24th – Houston, TX @ Walters on Washington
Sep 25th – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sep 27th – San Diego, CA @ Epicentre*^
Sep 28th – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex*^ (TWO SHOWS)
Sep 29th – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Auditorium*^
Oct 4th – Oberlin, OH @ Dionysus Disco#$
Oct 5th – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*~
Oct 6th – Iowa City, IA @ The Picador*
Oct 11th – Saint Louis, MO @ The Billiken Club
Oct 12th – Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge- Grinnel+
Oct 19th – Bennington, VT @ Bennington College
Oct 20th – Alfred, NY @ Alfred University Knight Club

^ = w/ White Williams
% = w/ Simian Mobile Disco
# = w/ Health
$ = w/ Crime Novels
~ = w/ The Show is a Rainbow
+ = w/ These Are Powers

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  1. Dan’s the man with that fab mag in his hand!

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