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Baltimore Musician Dan Deacon on “All Things Considered” Today

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Baltimore musician Dan Deacon, whose innovative sound helped put Baltimore on the indie music map, will be interviewed on All Things Considered today.  All Things Considered airs at 4 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m. on 88.1 WYPR.  His new album, America, was released today.

UPDATE: Listen to or read the story at NPR

Baltimore-and-Brooklyn-Based Animal Collective Announces Long Awaited New Album

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Since Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009), Animal Collective has played hard-to-get with their fans, offering only two reissues and a handful of tracks on their Fall Be Kind EP (2009). But the past couple of weeks have seen a lot of action from the group. First there was the two-side single Honeycomb and Gotham, which hit the internet on May 6.  Then a week later, the Brooklyn-via-Baltimore based band announced a new album, Centipede Hz (“Hz” pronounced “Hertz”), due out on September 4.

Check out the teaser here:

The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, but much of the actual composition took place near Baltimore, in a barn on Josh Dibb (stage name Deakin)’s property. In interviews, Dave Portner (Avey Tare) describes the album as a return to Animal Collective’s “garage band roots.” It’s a move away from Merriweather’s terrestrial, aural moods, focusing more on the live performance – less sampling, and a higher, rawer energy on many of the tracks.

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