Watch the mesmerizing video for Dan Deacon's 'When I Was Done Dying'

The video for Dan Deacon's 'When I Was Done Dying,' fashioned as the symmetrical 'DDWIWDD,' doesn't look out of place with the image we ran on the cover accompanying our lengthy interview with Deacon. It starts out with the blacks, whites, and grays of an M.C. Escher work before transforming into liquidy splotches of  bright color, with much of the imagery visualizing Deacon's stream-of-consciousness lyrics. Then, there's something that, to our eye, looks like a technicolor version of the inside of the Death Star in "Return of the Jedi." It's the result of nine different animators (Jake Fried, Chad VanGaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, Caleb Wood, KOKOFREAKBEAN) and premiered on Adult Swim's late, late night programming Off The Air, which is quickly becoming an incubator for Wham City weirdness (Ben O'Brien and Alan Resnick's "Unedited Footage of a Bear" showed up there last year as well). Check out Dan Deacon's 'When I Was Done Dying' video below:

Copyright © 2019, Baltimore City Paper, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Privacy Policy