Dan Deacon Returns with New Album 'Mystic Familiar'

He'll hit Vancouver and Toronto on tour next year
Dan Deacon Returns with New Album 'Mystic Familiar'
While Dan Deacon has  kept busy since sharing 2015's Gliss Riffer, the experimental-leaning artist has now returned with details of a solo follow-up effort.

Titled Mystic Familiar, Deacon's latest will arrive January 31 through Domino.

Eleven tracks in length, the "voice-focused" album is said to be Deacon's first where each song revolves around the central concept of the "Mystic Familiar." The album's titular concept references "a supernatural other being that we carry with us everywhere in our head, which only we can hear and with whom we live our lives in eternal conversation."

Alongside the announcement, Deacon has shared "Sat by a Tree," which arrives via a video directed by Daren Rabinovitch. Starring comedian Aparna Nancherla, the clip is a very vivid reflection on the shortness of life and the passing of time.

You can watch the video for "Save by a Tree" and feature with Deacon below — and be warned if bugs make you squeamish.

Deacon has also mapped out a lengthy run of tour dates behind Mystic Familiar. Next year, he'll hit Vancouver's Venue on March 21 before playing Lee's Palace in Toronto on April 24. 

In the time since Gliss Riffer, Deacon has scored both a cycling documentary and a film about rats, collaborated with New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck, provided music for ESPN's 30 for 30 short Subject to Review and more.

Mystic Familiar:

1. Become a Mountain
2. Hypnagogic
3. Sat By A Tree
4. Arp I: Wide Eyed
5. Arp II: Float Away
6. Arp III: Far From Shore
7. Arp IV: Any Moment
8. Weeping Birch
9. Fell Into the Ocean
10. My Friend
11. Bumble Bee Crown King

Tour dates:

11/01 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
11/02 Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia
11/03 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
11/05 Tallahassee, FL - The Bark
11/06 Orlando, FL - Wills Pub
11/07 Miami, FL - Floyd
11/08 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
11/09 Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic
11/12 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
11/13 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
11/14 Virginia Beach, VA - Elevation 27
01/31 Dublin, IE - Grand Social
02/01 Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
02/04 Leeds, UK - Brudenell
02/06 London, UK - Scala
02/10 Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
02/26 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
02/27 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
02/28 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
02/29 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
03/01 Nashville, TN - The Basement East
03/03 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
03/05 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
03/06 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
03/07 Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
03/08 Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co.
03/10 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
03/11 San Diego, CA Music Box
03/12 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
03/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater
03/14 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
03/16 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
03/19 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
03/20 Seattle, WA - Neptune
03/21 Vancouver, BC - Venue
03/24 Boise, ID - Neurolux
03/25 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03/27 Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
03/28 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
03/30 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
03/31 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
04/02 Chicago, IL - Metro
04/03 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
04/04 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
04/16 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/17 Lakewood, OH - Mahall's
04/18 Cincinnati, OH - Urban Artifact
04/19 Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
04/21 Indianapolis, IN - HI-FI Indianapolis
04/22 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
04/23 Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
04/24 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
04/25 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
04/26 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
04/28 Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
04/29 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace
04/30 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
05/01 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
05/02 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club