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Dan Deacon - True Thrush

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"True Thrush" is from Dan Deacon's new album, America, out on Domino August 27 (Rest of the world) / 28 (North America). Find out more information at

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Directed by Ben O'Brien and Dan Deacon
Produced by Dan Deacon and Ben O'Brien

The video co-directed by Ben O'Brien and Dan Deacon is based on a drawing game popular in the Baltimore art collective Wham City, which is in turn based on the game "telephone."

For the video, Dan and Ben filmed a simple 13-second scene. That scene was then shown to the next team. After seeing the video that team had 1 hour to recreate it -- characters, props, set, costumes, and actions -- as close to exactly as possible from only their memory.

The cast is made up of members of Wham City, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Future Islands, Red Room Collective, Copycat Theater, Effervescent Dance Collective, Showbeast, Annex Theater, Nuclear Power Pants, FlucT, BXDC, Bloody Panda, Foot Talk, Important Comics, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and various icons of the legendary Baltimore Arts Community.

TEAM 1: Dan Deacon and Ben O'Brien
TEAM 2: Mason Ross and Emma Alves
TEAM 3: Stefani Levin and Rachel London
TEAM 4: Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice
TEAM 5: Doreen Bolger and Gary Kachadourian
TEAM 6: Jimmy Joe Roche and Robby Rackleff
TEAM 7: Jordan Kasey and Martin Kasey
TEAM 8: Greg St. Pierre and Lily Susskind
TEAM 9: Sam Herring and Kim Tabara
TEAM 10:Stew Mostofsky and Seth Mostofksy
TEAM 11: R.M. O'Brien and Chester Gwazda
TEAM 12: Pilar Diaz and Hosey Corona
TEAM 13: Evan Moritz and Kaitlin Murphy
TEAM 14: William Cashion and Elena Johnston
TEAM 15: Person Ablach and Sam Shea
TEAM 16: Katie Truhn and Jesse Unterhalter
TEAM 17: Gerry Mak and Sophia Mak
TEAM 18: Monica Mirabile and Sigrid Lauren
TEAM 19: Dina Kelberman and Keith Lea

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