Egyptian Revolution (2011-12)

Dan Deacon's split personalities share 'America'

Dan Deacon's split personalities share 'America'

Dan Deacon is obsessed with apocalypse.

From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's best-known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off a list: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone warfare, genetically modified foods, fracking to produce oil and natural gas.

"We're living in constant flux, and there's this growing stranglehold on our individual liberties and our collective liberties," Deacon, 30, said. "It's almost a Balkanization of the United States."

Can this be the same Dan Deacon who, five years ago, released the album "Spiderman of the Rings" — the Dan Deacon who...