Dan Deacon & So Percussion

Concert Photos: So Percussion & Dan Deacon @ Ecstatic Music Festival (NYC)

Electro solo act Dan Deacon recently reunited with his former Bromst tour-mate, experimental chamber quartet So Percussion, for a performance during the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. Presented in association with New Amsterdam Records, the 15-concert, 150-band festival gathers performers, composers, and songwriters like Nico Muhly, Owen Pallett, and William Brittelle for two months of music and discussion.

Brooklyn-based photographer Eric Ryan Anderson attended the show and captured images of all of the bottle banging and knob twiddling that goes into some of the most progressive sounds around.

Dan Deacon & So Percussion

Jónsi tours, offers chance to win artwork

You know Jón þór Birgisson, or Jónsi, as the guitarist and vocalist for Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, with trademarks such as his falsetto voice and use of cello bow on guitar, but the artist has set out on his own with debut album Go. The album, featuring nine songs drawn from material crafted during his time with Sigur Rós, is arranged in collaboration with classical composer Nico Muhly and exhibits album artwork by his sisters Inga and Lilja.

Weekly Music News Roundup

Holy collaboration — Mike Patton and Justin Broadrick are contributing to a score by Fog‘s Andrew Broder and Adam “Doseone” Drucker for a semi-autobiographical “photographic novel” by Alan Moore.  Whoa.

In other news, The Dillinger Escape Plan has signed to Season of Mist, Eyedea & Abilities has a new album, two Rodriguez-Lopez brothers (not Omar) are releasing a debut full-length, and Múm will release a new disc in August.  This and more is in the roundup.