Visit Dean Cercone’s website and you will find giant-sized, closely-cropped images of paintings—his own—that resemble particularly striking graffiti glitches. A songwriter when he’s not involved in the visual arts, Cercone has released “GET THE CHANCE YOU GOTTA GO” through nineteen98 as a prelude to his latest album DEEP REST CALYPSO. The track, a noisey pop nugget, deals both with the familiar and the freaky.
“GET THE CHANCE YOU GOTTA GO” appears as a break from Cercone’s acoustic, freak-folk past. The track recalls Dan Deacon and Black Moth Super Rainbow as it bleeps, bloops, and crashes along. A susurrus of whispers occasionally blows through a forest of lo-fi samples, but, indecipherable, they serve more as an additional sound for Cercone to modulate through effects pedals than as a lyrical statement.
Situated after releases like 2013’s Cirrus, whose messy, confessional lyrics wound through delicate acoustic instrumentation “GET THE CHANCE YOU GOTTA GO” might be something like a personal dance party for Cercone. DEEP REST CALYPSO features a sketch that resembles the spray paint on his website as much as it does a human face—that is to say, tangentially. It’s a statement about how far he’s come in these two years, but it’s also an affirmation that we’re still deciphering the same guy.
You can stream “GET THE CHANCE YOU GOTTA GO” below. Cercone is throwing a release party for DEEP REST CALYPSO tonight at Secret Project Robot featuring performances by Pill and Tonstartssbandht‘s Andy Boay.