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7-21-08 Daniel Johnston performed by Bright Eyes – Devil Town

Posted by Sean on July 21, 2008

Heard this one recently on WFMU. I was going to post it a couple weeks back, but then other things imposed themselves and, well, thank God WordPress lets you save these things.

How would you react if you found out, suddenly, one day that you were living in a

DEVIL TOWN

(cue theremin)? You may feel the same way as Daniel Johnston – a little scared, a little lost, maybe more than a little – who wrote and sang the song Devil Town, off 1990’s 1990 (of course) and more recently off 2004’s Discovered Covered – The Late Great Daniel Johnston. Perhaps the lyrics, which are here at the Johnston’s fan site, are important. Perhaps they are not.

This version is performed, so newyorkegg claims, by Omaha band Bright Eyes. The video is newyorkegg’s doing; as he/she/it/they note:

A multimedia fusion of claymation and live action to represent the raw emotion of Daniel Johnston’s song Devil Town performed by Bright Eyes. Enjoy! This was in the South By Southwest Film Festival and in the Tuscon Film Festival 2007. I made this pretty much all alone in my laundry room.

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