Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang started playing music together as the rhythm section, co-songwriters, and sometime singers in Galaxie 500. When that band ended, they continued as a duo, first recording for Shimmy Disc and then on a series of albums for Sub Pop Records. In 2005, they formed their own label (20/20/20) and have since released four further Damon & Naomi albums – The Earth Is Blue, Within These Walls, False Beats and True Hearts, and Fortune – alongside reissues of their own and the Galaxie 500 back catalogue.
In addition to their work as musicians, Damon & Naomi are the publishers of Exact Change, a small press dedicated to avant-garde literature and artists’ writings. Individually, Damon is a writer (books, blog, articles for Pitchfork, Artforum and others), and Naomi is a visual artist (photography, video, and graphic design).
Damon & Naomi
False Beats and True Hearts (2011) – 20/20/20
The Sub Pop Years (2009) – 20/20/20
Within These Walls (2007) –20/20/20
The Earth Is Blue (2005) – 20/20/20
Song to the Siren (2002) — Sub Pop Records
Damon & Naomi with Ghost (2000) — CD on Sub Pop, LP on Drag City; reissued by Drag City in 2012
Playback Singers (1998) – Sub Pop Records
Wondrous World of Damon & Naomi (1995) – Sub Pop Records
More Sad Hits (1992) – Shimmy Disc, reissued by 20/20/20 in 2008
Peel Sessions (2005) – 20/20/20
Portable Galaxie 500 (greatest hits comp) (1998) — Rykodisc, reissued by 20/20/20 in 2009
Copenhagen (live, recorded in 1990)(1997) — Rykodisc, reissued by 20/20/20 in 2009
Galaxie 500 box set (4 CDs, three albums with CD of outtakes) (1996) — Rykodisc
This Is Our Music (1990) – Rough Trade, reissued by 20/20/20 in 2009
On Fire (1989) – Rough Trade, reissued by 20/20/20 in 2009
Today (1988) – Rough Trade, reissued by 20/20/20 in 2009
We thought you’d never ask…
Not least, Naomi’s fabulous clothing courtesy of Gary Graham, NYC!