Dan Deacon premieres “When I Was Done Dying” Video with Adult Swim’s Off The Air

By on March 24, 2015
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Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for ‘When I Was Done Dying,’ directed by Adult Swim’s Off the Air.


The video’s an exquisite corpse style of collaborative animation, with one of nine animators, each handling their own thirty second segment of the song. See the full list of credits below or at Off the Air.  It marks the first time for both Deacon and Off the Air to work on a music video in this style, but the second time they’ve collaborated on a music video, following the video for 2012’s America’s “USA 22 minute orchestral suite.
Watch the ‘When I Was Done Dying’ video here

Download ‘When I Was Done Dying’ for free on iTunes US here


All this week at 4am ET/PT, Off the Air will be airing episodes featuring both collaborative music videos alongside work from the animators involved in the “When I Was Done Dying” video. Visit Off the Air’s Tumblr all week for interviews with Deacon and the animators.


In addition, all this week the album version of “When I Was Done Dying” is available as a free track download on iTunes US. Download it here.


Watch Dan Deacon perform ‘When I Was Done Dying” (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic) here.

Watch the videos for Gliss Riffer’s “Feel the Lightning” and “Learning to Relax.”



After playing sold out release week shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York in late February, Deacon heads out on a North American headlining tour next week.  See all the dates below.


Dan Deacon tour dates:

04-04 Fresno, CA – Catacomb Party

04-07 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5

04-08 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

04-09 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

04-10 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

04-11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

04-16 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

04-17 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

04-18 Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery

04-19 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay

04-21 New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans

04-23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk

04-24 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s

04-25 Dallas, TX – Trees

04-28 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

04-29 San Diego, CA – Casbah

05-01 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex

05-02 Mecca, CA – Desert Daze

05-05 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

05-06 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

05-07 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

05-08 Seattle, WA – Neumos

05-09 Boise, ID – The Shredder

05-10 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

05-12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

05-13 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown

05-14 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center

05-15 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon

05-16 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall

05-17 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar

05-19 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

05-20 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

05-21 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount

05-22 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

05-23 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall


“When I Was Done Dying” video credits

Creative Director: Dave Hughes


Direction and Animation by Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Francisco Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoke, Caleb Wood, Koko Freakbean


Producer for Williams Street: Cody DeMatteis


More about the Off the Air

Off The Air is a late-night video mixtape which has been airing at 4:00 a.m. (ET, PT) on Adult Swim since 2011.  Created by Dave Hughes, and produced by Cody DeMatteis and Alan Steadman, each episode is a collection of experimental shorts, animations, music videos, and visual ephemera loosely based around a theme, which is the title of the episode.  The shorts are presented as a continuous stream, with no titles, host or introduction, often blending from one piece to the next.


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