By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun
10:00 AM EST, December 14, 2012
Dan Deacon and his ensemble were confined to the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" stage last night, a rarity for the acclaimed Baltimore electronic musician. (If you've been to a Deacon show, you likely know he prefers the floor, with the crowd by his side.)
Rules may be rules, but Deacon still made his unique connection with the audience through the Dan Deacon smartphone app. As you'll see in the clip, Deacon — broadcasting from an iPhone — instructs viewers at home to play along, too.
It's a strong performance from Deacon and his ensemble, as "True Thrush's" pop sensibilities naturally shine. This was Deacon's first performance on national TV, and while it likely left more than a few viewers scratching their heads, it also felt like a proper introduction to a strange but mesmerizing artist.
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