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Download electronica artist Dan Deacon’s app to make live shows even more electric

Baltimore-bred electrontrica-playing, synth-loving music man Dan Deacon has an iPhone app “turns the user’s phone screen into its own stimulating light show and also becomes an L.E.D. strobe light, all without requiring cellular data or a WiFi connection,” reports Rolling Stone. Download Dan Deacon’s app in the iTunes store. For those who saw Deacon last weekend […]

Baltimore-bred electrontrica-playing, synth-loving music man Dan Deacon has an iPhone app “turns the user’s phone screen into its own stimulating light show and also becomes an L.E.D. strobe light, all without requiring cellular data or a WiFi connection,” reports Rolling Stone.

Download Dan Deacon’s app in the iTunes store.

Dan Deacon unveiled his iPhone app in August.

For those who saw Deacon last weekend at the High Zero Festival, they were able to use the free app to join in on Deacon’s songs, an experience the Baltimore Sun described while at Deacon’s show at the Ottobar earlier this month:

For the melodically fuzzy track “True Thrush,” fans were instructed for the first time to take out their iPhones to use Deacon’s revolutionary show app. In a moment that can only be described as pure joy, fans waved their phones, which the app had programmed to alternate colors on the screen and illuminate the phone’s camera flash, as Deacon and Gwazda harmonized the soaring “Ah-ah”s of the chorus with what looked like hundreds of fireflies in the crowd beneath them. The pairing of the ebullient song and the powerful visuals was simply spectacular. [more]

In August, Deacon released his latest albumAmerica.

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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