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Amen Dunes – “Song To The Siren” (This Mortal Coil Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year, we payed close attention to Amen Dunes as frontman Damon McMahon was gearing up to release his third record Love. During the Love recording sessions, McMahon had to do some serious truncating and deleting because there were too many ideas to fit on one record. Now Amen Dunes announces the slated release… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / December 8, 2014 - 8:58 am

Amen Dunes – “Lonely Richard” Video

Hazy New York psych project Amen Dunes released a new album earlier this year, and have just shared a video for “Lonely Richard,” a song that features vocals from Iceage frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt. It’s a grainy slo-mo video consisting of shots of an idyllic-looking New York City and the nature that surrounds it. It… More »

By: James Rettig / November 17, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Stream Amen Dunes Love

With each new single we’ve heard from Amen Dunes’ upcoming album Love, it has become increasingly apparent that Damon McMahon’s band is clearing away some of the fog from their lo-fi past. For evidence of that, see “Lilac In Hand,” “Lonely Richard,” and “I Can’t Dig It.” Or you can just stream the entire album… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 5, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Amen Dunes – “I Can’t Dig It” (Feat. Colin Stetson)

We heard that Amen Dunes spent a lot of time in the studio working on their new album, Love, while bringing in guest artists to help out. From recent singles like “Lonely Richard” and “Lilac In Hand,” the effort shows. This new one, “I Can’t Dig It,” is their best yet, featuring thick distorted guitar… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 16, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Amen Dunes – “Lilac In Hand” Video

Damon McMahon’s murky psych group Amen Dunes are getting ready to put out their most worked-over album Love, but that (and the wealth of guest stars) doesn’t mean we’re dealing with something polished to a sheen. Rather the songs we’ve heard have used the band’s fogginess as a strength. Case in point: the hazy and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 26, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Amen Dunes – “Lonely Richard”

In previous years, Damon McMahon’s New York psych-rock crew Amen Dunes have prided themselves in knocking out records quickly and mercilessly. But Love, the new album that the band has just announced, is the product of more than a year of hard studio labor. Amen Dunes recorded most of the album in Montreal, with Godspeed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2014 - 10:42 am

Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum’s showcase (hat tip to Guards, for winning the night — and the fest’s — breakout act honors). Photographer wagz2it roved the north Williamsburgian terrain and assembled a spread of photos for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

SXSW Thursday: Featuring Austra, Mister Heavenly, Chelsea Wolfe

Here lies our documentation of Thursday in Austin. For more, check our list of 32 Must See Bands this week, and our coverage from Wednesday. (That’s Zola Jesus above, by Ryan Muir.) Click on:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Stereogum/Sacred Bones/Chaos In Tejas Unofficial SXSW Party

We’ll be in Austin in a couple weeks. Nobody likes a lazy non-contributor, so we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite labels Sacred Bones and one of Austin’s greatest institutions Chaos In Tejas to present a free all day/night party on Thursday March 17th at Beerland (711 Red River Street). It focuses on the… More »

By: brandon / February 28, 2011 - 1:53 pm