Bespectacled electronic musician and longtime indie favorite Dan Deacon recently signed with Domino Records.
Deacon has actually been working with Domino's publishing company since the release of his widely-praised album, "Spiderman of the Rings," back in 2007: "The First time I heard his music, I was inspired enough to reach out to him and try to figure out a way to work with him," says Domino's Morgan Lebus, who brought Deacon into the Domino publishing world, and helped ink this deal.
Lebus adds that talks of Deacon signing with Domino began "in advance of him conceptualizing his new album... he'd mentioned on multiple occasions that he'd wanted to expand outside of his American market... He was confidcent of the work that we do on a worldwide level and I think that he was at a point in his career where he could comfortably envision himself being a part of that."
"He's a very proactive person," continues Lebus, "he's very self-aware of where he is and what he's doing, and from a label perspective that makes working with someone infinitely easier. We don't have to come up with ideas and suggestions beyond what we think our strong suits are, which are marketing, distribution. It's sort of just being an outlet to what he is--and he is just so confident."
According to a press release, the Baltimore-based Deacon is at work on his Domino debut; set to drop sometime in 2012, it's the follow-up to his last studio LP, "Bromst," released back in 2009 on Carpark.
Not that Deacon hasn't been keeping himself busy: Just this past year he composed the music for Francis Ford Coppola's film, "Twixt," along with Argentinean composer, Osvaldo Golijov. The press release also noted a string of upcoming shows that will take Deacon -- who will play some concerts solo and others with the Dan Deacon Ensemble -- across three continents from December to February. He'll also be at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin this weekend.
Deacon has been providing fans with rowdy, sweat-drenched live shows since 2003, and has released six full lengths (most of them for Carpark, who re-released his entire catalog this year) and a handful of EPs and singles for various labels.