As an important member of the Baltimore warehouse scene, notably Wham City (download a copy of XLR8R 106 to read more about this), Dan Deacon is setting out to have fun on his latest album, Spiderman of the Rings. Listening to Deacon’s music feels akin to wandering through an electronic Candyland, with larger-than-life sounds going head-to-head with one another, and plenty of electronics coated in a fuzzy layer of static.

In his online biography, Deacon states that his mission is to take “music out of the esoteric intellectual gangs and hipster communities,” adding that he draws influence from Italian Futurism–the 20th Century art movement that professed a love of speed, technology, and violence. One listen to the manic tracks on Spiderman of the Rings, and Deacon’s affinity for the movement is understandable. One thing’s certain: He has a specific audience in mind with this release, one that includes neither gangstas nor hipsters. Mission accomplished.

Spiderman of the Rings is out May 8, 2007 on Carpark.

1. Woody Woodpecker
2. The Crystal Cat
3. Wham City
4. Big Milk
5. Okie Dokie
6. Trippy Green Skulls
7. Snake Mistakes
8. Pink Batman
9. Jimmy Joe Rokhe