More on Josh Dibb, aka Deacon from Animal Collective
There's actually much more to it than that.
I wrote a piece which appeared in yesterday's paper about Dibb's decision to take a leave of absence from the band after his father died a couple years ago.
Dibb removed himself from the daily business of the band, and worked on several projects that had nothing to do with music.
This gig at the Festival au Desert in Africa is the beginnig of Dibb's return to music ...
"I feel like I'm 18 again," he said. "I don't feel like I've been doing this for 10 years. ... I'm on totally uncharted territory."
Dibb is sad that he missed out on "Merriweather Post Pavilion," the album that established Animal Collective as a force to be reckoned with on the indie scene. But he stands behind his decision to go on hiatus.
"There are definitely moments where I'm really sad," he said. "I've missed a lot of things that have happened in the past few years. But I knew there was no way I could have done that. There were too many things going on in my life that I had to take care of."
Now that Dibb has taken care of those things, he feels ready to return to music. He's working on a solo album, which should be released this year.
(Baltimore Sun photo by Amy Davis)