Monday, September 25, 2023

Watch Amen Dunes’ KEXP Session


Amen Dunes (aka the project of Damon McMahon) continues to tour in support of Freedom, released this past spring via Sacred Bones. The band will kick off 2019 with three more weeks of headline shows throughout the U.S. All tickets go on sale Friday, November 9th.

Freedom boldly and intimately explores McMahon’s life, from reflecting on male identity to childhood friends that ended up in prison. The album was met with an incredible reception upon its release, with many critics and fans deeming it their favorite album of the year so far. Described as “his euphoric breakthrough” when named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork, Freedom will be released digitally as a deluxe version on November 30th. In addition to all of the original songs from Freedom, the deluxe version will include four live tracks from the Freedom Tour this past year, all of which were recorded throughout Europe in Prague, Brighton, and Vienna. The addition of these live tracks showcase the band — McMahon (vocals, guitar), Delicate Steve (guitars), Raffaele Martirani aka Panoram (keys), Darren Beckett (drums), Daniel McDowell (bass), and Jimi Hey (drums on “L.A.”).

“Growing up whenever I got into a record I always wanted to hear what else could’ve happened but didn’t, so I would look for alternative takes and mixes and live versions, and I like doing the same for my own music,” says McMahon. “These tracks are for all the people who couldn’t see us live or liked the record and wanted more.”

Amen Dunes Tour Dates:
Thu. Jan. 10 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
Fri. Jan. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sat. Jan. 12 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
Mon. Jan. 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Thu. Jan. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co.
Fri. Jan. 18 – Houston, TX @ Rockefeller Hall
Sat. Jan. 19 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Mon. Jan. 21 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Wed. Jan. 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Thu. Jan. 24 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Sat. Jan. 26 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
Sun. Jan. 27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco
Mon. Jan. 28 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Wed. Jan. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu. Jan. 31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri. Feb. 1 – New York, NY @ Warsaw

Freedom Deluxe Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Blue Rose
3. Time
4. Skipping School
5. Calling Paul the Suffering
6. Miki Dora
7. Satudarah
8. Believe
9. Dracula
10. Freedom
11. L.A.
12. Freedom (Live in Vienna)
13. Skipping School (Live in Vienna)
14. Miki Dora (Live in Prague)
15. L.A. (Live in Brighton)

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinne
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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