Farida Shourbaji: Dan Deacon debuted his new app late last year; if he can stay on this creative streak he will attract more attention than ever before in his career and conquer Europe like a Viking on his early 2013 tour. Valhalla! Lexie Mountain: Big personalities beget big ideas, and big ideas beget big decisions. Dan Deacon needs to make an important choice this year by fighting materialistic impulses and the drive to gain power over others. Reconciliation will be a key word: he will consider the very idea of love, what it means to love and what it means to be beautiful in body and soul. Expect a total harmonic overhaul, addressing issues of ethics, philosophy and aesthetics, hopefully on vinyl as well as compact disc. Angela Devoti: The Wham City superstar will take a break from the stresses of touring and composing for a trip to Ocean City. There, he'll record the mating calls of sand crabs for his next project, Beach Louse.
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