Dan Deacon Shares "Redlining" from Rat Film (Original Soundtrack)
4th October 2017
As Dan Deacon prepares for the October 13 release of the original soundtrack recording from provocative essay-film Rat Film, he is sharing the first single “Redlining” from the forthcoming album. The song is available on all streaming services and can also be shared at YouTube. The images found at YouTube are inspired by the Google Maps flyover passages in the film.
Rat Film (Original Soundtrack) is the inaugural release on Domino Soundtracks, and will be available on CD, limited edition “rat hair” coloured vinyl, and limited edition pink coloured cassette through Domino. The release will also be available on digital platforms on October 13, 2017.
Much as Theo Anthony’s film uses rat infestation in Baltimore, the city both he and Deacon call home, as a starting point from which to probe deeply entangled issues of race and class, Deacon’s bold and beautiful score, takes the listener on an exploratory sensory trip through the city streets. Watch the “Making of the Score”, highlighting music from the soundtrack and featuring Deacon discussing how his use of rats contributed to the score itself HERE.
Rat Film marks Deacon’s first full record devoted to modern composition. In between his four ecstatic electronic-pop albums, Deacon has frequently flexed the 21st-century classical muscles he first developed studying at SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Music. He’s provided soundtracks for film and stage giants ranging from Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt to New York City Ballet’s presentation of Justin Peck’s “The Times Are Racing.” Deacon’s array of compositional commissions includes pieces with Kronos Quartet at Lincoln Center, Sigur Rós at the L.A. Philharmonic, and So Percussion at the Barbican Centre.
Rat Film offers the first recorded document of this parallel career—and both as a self-contained album and a companion piece to an equally potent film, it astounds.
Rat Film (Original Soundtrack) is available to pre-order on CD, limited edition “rat hair” colored vinyl, and limited edition pink colored cassette now through Domino. The release will also be available on digital platforms on October 13, 2017.
Dan Deacon Tour Dates
10.07 - Edmonton, AB - Up + Downtown Music Festival (tickets)
10.14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon (Rat Film Soundtrack Release Party - Dan Deacon DJ Set) (tickets)
10.21 - Petaluma, CA - Lagunitas Beer Circus
11.04 - Pomona, CA - Lagunitas Beer Circus
11.09 - Providence, RI - AS220 (tickets)
11.10 - Somerville, MA - Hassle Fest 9 (tickets)
11.11 - Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts (tickets)
11.12 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery (tickets)
12.27-12.30 - Reykjavik, IS - Nordur og nidur
2. Horn Phase
6. Reed Clouds
9. Rat Poison
10. Video Game
11. Harold’s Lament
12. Map Overlays