Tag: indie music

Baltimore Musician Dan Deacon on “All Things Considered” Today


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


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.