There was a time when Dan Deacon was in our lives almost as much as The National or John Grant. The love affair was mutual and we fondly remember him and his human tunnels in Andrew’s Lane (2009) and splitting up the field on the Friday evening of Body and Soul (2015). But then he kind of disappeared. Or rather he went off and scored some soundtracks for cycling doc Time Trial and Rat Film which explored Baltimore’s complicated history (as told through the city’s rat infestation). Well he’s back with a new album Mystic Familiar (Domino) bringing more kaleidoscopic, synth-pop joy into our lives. Await instructions!