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).
Naomi has a new video, for designer Gary Graham. And keep an eye on her Instagram page for all sorts of sights, at home and on the road.
In celebration of our new Live in Japan release, Everything Quieter Than Everything Else, in November we will be live in Japan! And what's more...WITH KURIHARA!!! We'll be in Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo.
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!
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.
(Listeners to Damon's podcast Ways of Hearing, readers of his book The New Analog, and/or diehard fans of Deep Purple may recognize the source for the title...)
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?)