A week of UK shows this month, including two in London - one in the West just for Damon’s book Ways of Hearing at Rough Trade in Notting Hill, and one in the East with combined book and music at the Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club. We’ll finish this run in Glasgow at a show with our friend Richard Youngs. Come say hi!Read More
And Damon has a new book out April 9 - Ways of Hearing. He will be doing events for that up and down the West Coast, and then the Northeast Corridor. Details on his bookish website, http://www.dadadrummer.com/Read More
Happy Valentine's Day! February 14 is also the anniversary of the first release on our own record label, back in 2005. To celebrate we've made a compilation from the four Damon & Naomi albums we've released on 20/20/20, from 2005-2015. It's called...IN THE 21st CENTURY (say it with Buck Rogers reverb). And it comes with liner notes by not one but TWO PELLYS (journalists - and twin sisters - Jenn Pelly & Liz Pelly).
You can download the album for free/pay-as-you-wish at our Bandcamp page. Or look for it on any streaming service, starting today.
In other news, the Boston indie record store chain Newbury Comics is releasing a limited, orange vinyl edition of Galaxie 500's ON FIRE. You can order it from their website now, or look for it in their shops starting February 15.
We're not touring at the moment but somehow have a bunch of shows coming up in Cambridge, Lowell MA, Brooklyn, Greenfield MA, and Cambridge again - info and ticket links here.
These include gigs with friends A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Kristin Hersh, & Thalia Zedek. And...one with Henry Flynt and Lary 7, in honor of Tony Conrad!
Come leaf peeping in New England and take in a show...Read More
See you this month in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Madrid, Ourense, Bilbao, Barcelona, Alicante, Valencia, Paris, Lausanne, Bologna, and Milan! Not to mention Florence MA (before we go overseas) and our fair city Cambridge MA (when we get back). All details here.
In Europe we will have these beautiful silkscreen posters with us for sale, by Kiva Stimac of Popolo Press.
And to celebrate this co-headline tour with neighbor Thalia Zedek, we all got together on an extremely cold January day to film a cover of a favorite Leonard Cohen song, Dance Me to the End of Love...Read More
We're diving into the new year by heading out on the road with OG Boston rocker Thalia Zedek, with dates in Spain, England, France, Switzerland, and Italy. And while in England, how could we not zip up to Scotland to play with our friend Richard Youngs?? See the shows page for all details and ticket links...
Damon's book is just out in the UK (from MIT Press), so he'll be stealing away some time for book events while there, holding public conversations with David Keenan (Glasgow), Richard King (Bristol), Laura Snapes (London), and Derek Walmsley (London again - it's a big city).Read More
First we'll appear much closer to home, in Greenfield MA with longtime friends/comrades MV&EE, and Dredd Foole - come hear the deep sounds of the Connecticut River Valley.
Meanwhile, Damon's book is starting to do its own international touring - a Spanish language edition is out this month, published by Alpha Decay in Barcelona. CÓMO ESCUCHAR Y RECONECTARNOS EN EL MUNDO DIGITAL!Read More
New on September 20, Everything Quieter Than Everything Else is a collection of live Damon & Naomi performances recorded in Tokyo, 2008 and 2005. Featuring Michio Kurihara and Masaki Batoh of Ghost, Bhob Rainey, and Helena Espvall, the album was produced by Disk Union and is available as a CD in Japan. It is also available in digital space, as a stream or download from the Damon & Naomi Bandcamp page.
Naomi's latest video has to be seen to be believed, cause it features Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields) as a surfboard. That's right - not on a surfboard (that you'll never see), but as one, riding the waves in Malibu. It's all for the good of a wonderful free-spirited store in LA called Virgil Normal. Find it and lots more of Naomi's visual work at naomivision.
And if you haven't noticed (how could you not?)...we have an awesome new design for our website, by softmohair!
It’s new media month here at D&N headquarters!
Damon is following up his book The New Analog with a podcast series called Ways of Hearing. It is produced by Radiotopia’s Showcase, launches the first week of August and runs weekly through mid-September – subscribe now and don’t miss an episode! You can subscribe to Radiotopia’s Showcase anywhere you get your podcasts (iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, RadioPublic…). And if you’ve never subscribed to a podcast, why not start now?
Meanwhile, Naomi just debuted a very fun new music video for Lee Ranaldo. Lee and Naomi went all over New York City lugging an enormous old TV…but hardly anyone noticed, cause they were too busy looking at their own, much more portable screens! Keep abreast of all Naomi’s videos at her website, naomivision. (Maybe that’s a good name for the screen Lee is carrying, come to think of it?)Read More