At the very beginning of the year, word got out that legendary Baltimore electro-fantastico magician Dan Deacon would be working on the score for a new flick by Francis Ford Coppola, the equally legendary director of little blockbusters like The Godfather trilogy and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It sounded crazy then, it sounds crazy now, but on July 23, Coppola, Deacon, and leading star Val Kilmer sat together at a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con to unleash the official trailer from Twixt (watch footage of the presentation at Stereogum, or check out plot info here).
I’ve always believed that once you’re on a first-name basis with “Francis,” your life is changed forever. However, even with this unexpected step in Dan’s career, Wham City fans can rest assured that he’s still true to his music — even that old stuff he wrote in college. Deacon recently announced, for example, that two early albums, Meetle Mice and Silly Hat vs. Eagle Hat — both of which are now and have been up on his website as free downloads since forever — will be reissued together as a double LP. As optimum reassurance, he’s not moving up to some big fancy label for the reissue, either: the package comes out September 13 from old friends at Carpark Records. Vinyl reissues of Spiderman of the Rings and Bromst are forthcoming too, so I’m sure Francis Ford Coppola is asking himself when he’ll ever get to reissue an album.