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Dan Deacon, fun-loving Baltimore wünderkind, is boarding his veggie-fueled bus and heading back out on tour next week with his pals Nuclear Power Pants (how we love that band name!) To celebrate this tour, Post Typography designed an amazing new poster, but it needs your help. For those with the skills, please ID all of the 243 cartoon characters portrayed within the poster. If you’re the first one to get them correct, an amazing prize package awaits you!

THE PRIZE:

1. $500 cash
2. A Portrait of you painted by Dan Deacon
3. One of the last copies of Wham City Box set #1
4. A Copy of each of Dan Deacon’s first 8 impossible-to-find releases (silly hat vs egale hat, meetle
mice, goose on the loose, a green cobra is awesome vs the sun, porky
pig, twacky cats, live 2003, acorn master)

Send your submissions to: postercontest@whamcity.com

About Dan Deacon’s Bromst:

The art made by Baltimore artist Dan Deacon is about community and how to organize and inspire it. From founding a now well-known art collective (Wham City), to organizing and running an annually sold-out DIY music festival (Whartscape), to conceiving, planning and curating a massive 60 person/30 band tour (Baltimore Round Robin Tour), it’s clear to see that community and bringing people together is the major theme of his work. Bromst is the embodiment of that way of thinking.

For the last three years Dan Deacon has been working on Bromst. Fusing together the growing intensity of his live performances with his background in electro-acoustic composition, the outcome is a collection of pieces that are intense and epic and at the same time down to earth and welcoming. Bromst embodies the same energy and excitement as Spiderman of the Rings, however the craftsmanship and composition on Bromst have a wider scope and richer palette.

Unlike the completely electronic Spiderman of the Rings, the instrumentation on Bromst is a mixture of acoustic instruments, mechanical instruments, samples and electronics. The player piano, marimba, glockenspiel, vibraphone, live drums, winds and brass give Bromst a much richer tone than his previous work. The intricate and complex parts, skillfully executed by the performers, are woven together into a rich, dense, noisy dance pop that has become Dan Deacon’s signature sound.

DAN DEACON

10-01 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
10-02 Atlanta, GA – Eyedrum *
10-03 Athens, GA – 40 Watt *
10-04 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree *
10-05 Nashville, TN – The End *
10-06 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Café *
10-07 New Orleans, LA – Big Top *
10-09 Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounge Outside *
10-10 Marfa, TX – The Shade Structure*
10-14 Irvine, CA – Pacific Ballrom (UC Irvine) *
10-15 Los Angeles, CA – Echo *
10-16 Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock Center for the Arts *
10-17 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Festival
10-19 Sacramento, CA – Fungarden *
10-21 Eugene, OR – Agate Hall (University of Oregon) *
10-22 Portland, OR – Worksound *
10-23 Portland, OR – Holocene *
10-24 Seattle, WA – Vera Project *
10-27 Denver, CO – Rhinoceropolis *
10-29 Northfield, MN The Cave (Carleton College) *
10-30 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium *
11-01 Gambier, OH – The Horn Gallery *
11-03 Toronto, Ontario – Sneaky Dees *
11-04 Toronto, Ontario – Great Hall *
11-05 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore *
11-06 Montreal, Quebec – Eastern Bloc *
11-07 Middlebury, VT – Middlebury College *
11-08 Boston, MA – Pozen Center (Mass. College of Art) *
11-09 Pawtucket, RI – Machines *
11-10 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub *
11-13 Troy, NY – Experimental Media & Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute *
11-14 Worcester, MA – The Grind (Clark University) *
11-15 Ithaca, NY – Emerson Suites (Ithaca College) *

* with Nuclear Power Pants
–photo by Gavin Paul