Dan Deacon video for “Konono Ripoff Nº1” is interactive, uses animated GIFs

Dayna Evans

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Dan Deacon's Record Store Day single, “Konono Ripoff Nº1” was released a week ago and now, along with the digital download of the song being made available for purchase, you can take part in an interactive video experience courtesy of the beautiful brainstorming of Deacon and Wham City Lights. The video features members of the Baltimore arts community embracing and showcasing items in their lives that they find precious. After downloading the Dan Deacon app on your smartphone, you can watch a highlight reel of those items while the video plays, and everything is synced up by sound and light. Then, the app gives you other fun options to mess around with, like playing a synth that you can shake to speed up its samples. Ah, the future.

The video is best watched at this link, but we've hosted it here in case you're not that into all things interactive, you Luddite. Dan Deacon is heading out on a European tour next week, followed by a US tour with Animal Collective—check out the dates for that below.

May
06 Brussels, BE – Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde Botanique
07 Rouen, FR – Club 106
08 Luxembourg, LU – Exit07
10 Lyon, FR – Festival Le Nuits Sonores
12 Milan, IT – La Salumeria Della Musica
13 Rome, IT – Circolo degli Artisti
14 Ravena, IT – Bronson
15 Munich, DE – Feierwerk
16 Cologne, DE – Electronic Beats @ E-Wek
18 Graz, AT – Forum Stadtpark
19 Vienna, AT – B72
20 Ljubljana, SI – Metelkova
21 Zagreb, HR – Zedno Uho
23 Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn Festival
25 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
27 Bordeaux, FR – Iboat
28 Tours, FR – Le Temps Machine
29 Orlean, FR – Astrolabe
30 Amsterdam, NL – Trouw
June
01 Porto, PT – Optimus Primavera Sound
12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
15 Minneapolis, MN – Rock the Garden Festival
21-23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
21-23 Camber Sands, UK – ATP curated by Deerhunter
July
09 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
19 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest *
11 Chicago, IL – Millenium Park
11-13 Mariaville, KY – CAMP Bisco Music Festival
15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall *
16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
19 Dour, BE – Dour Festival
September
08 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot *
09 Denver, CO – Ogden *
October
16 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre *
17 Chicago, IL – Riviera *
24 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater *

* = w/ Animal Collective

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