Here is the pilot ep for the series I am producing – Experimental Music with Dan Deacon

It was 3pm when we got word that Dan Deacon wanted to hang out with Motherboard. We’d just finished shooting giant telescopes in West Virginia (shhh spoilers!) but we knew it would be worth it to make the 5 hour trek to Baltimore to check in on Deacon, whose new album “America” launches August 26/27. (You can listen to his new single here.) Oh, and we wanted to make some slime.

We arrived at 11pm and started setting up in Dan’s space. For the first episode of Motherboard’s new series “Experimental Music,” we opened some brews, unpackaged our slime materials, and got ready to do some science with Deacon, who chatted with us about his quest to balance being a serious composer with being an electro-pop genius. It’s two parts “Bill Nye,” 1.5 parts “Meet the Band,” and 100 percent awesome.

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