With his epic and earnest new album, ‘Bromst’, Dan Deacon proves he’s much more than just a zany, dayglo party starter. That doesn’t mean he’s stopped being fun.
I get the impression he has hundreds of playful stories to explain the album’s obscure title. This is the answer he gave me:
“There are these caves outside Baltimore with a series of stalactites. There’s a very large stalactite that gets a very ominous tone when struck. It’s a hollow stalactite and it rings like a very deep, sonorous bell. It’s called a bromst and that’s the sound it makes too.”
You can read more from Dan and download the album’s amazing closing track ‘Get Older’ at Pinglewood.
Elsewhere on Pinglewood:
Feet First: DJ Nate’s eerie footwork