Dan Deacon / America
Dan Deacon's back, grown up, but no less fun
Wham City's man in perenial action, from years in the DIY wirlderness to composing a Frances Ford Coppola film, Dan Deacon's scope clearly isn't limited.
America, from the outset, feels like a much more 'grown up record'. He hasn't lost his manic rhythms or build ups of sound on top of sound, but it's the individual pieces of instrumentation which now sound less childlike and more like a producer who knows exactly what he's doing.
The vocal performances actually work a little less irritatingly here than they did on the older records. Track Lots seems to – almost - take him to sing-a-long terriroty, which gives an interesting hint at what the future might hold.