Released: 13/10/23 (delayed from 01/09/23)
Spiderman of the Rings, originally released on CD and LP in 2007, was the album that introduced the music world at large to the songs of Baltimore's Dan Deacon. For years, Deacon had been honing his compositional and performing chops with a relentless diy touring schedule. Spiderman of the Rings presents a picture of a songwriter-performer at an early creative growth spurt and is the first full-length album on which disparate, experimental, conceptual pieces made way for infectious, road-tested, noise-pop hits. Spiderman was almost universally lauded by the music press upon its first release, and the record is littered with live staples and fan favourites, such as 'Crystal Cat', 'Wham City', and 'Okie Dokie'.