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“Cowboy Worship is an attempt to give life to some of the music that didn’t make it past the scalpel. From a blown-out version of “Green Eyes” featuring Harvey Milk’s Stephen Tanner, to a darker and mellower “I Can’t Dig It” as Damon McMahon originally arranged it upon writing the song in China, many of the original intentions for the music that were lost in the Love sessions are revived. In addition is a band version of Through Donkey Jaw’s “Lezzy Head,” featuring Dunes mainstays Jordi Wheeler and Parker Kindred (Jeff Buckley), and most significantly, a shining cover of This Mortal Coil’s interpretation of the Tim Buckley classic, “Song to the Siren,” featuring Ben Greenberg (Hubble) on guitar.”

Amen Dunes‘ upcoming new EP “Cowboy Worship” including ‘Song to the Siren’ (Tim Buckley cover), is due out on January 20th via Sacred Bones.

『Cowboy Worship』は、アメン・デューンズ(デーモン・マクマホン)が録音におよそ1年半の歳月をかけ5つのスタジオで16人のミュージシャンたちとともに完成した2014年のサード・アルバム『Love』からのロスト・レコーディングスを収録したEPとの由。エリザベス・フレイザー(コクトー・ツインズ)も歌いあげた(This Mortal Coil 『It’ll End in Tears 』4AD, 1983)ティム・バックリィの「警告の歌(Song to the Siren)」のカヴァーも収録。

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Stream the new track which is taken from the forthcoming full-length “Love” by Brooklyn, NY-based Amen Dunes aka (a Philadelphia native) Damon McMahon. The third album was recorded in Montreal with members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Colin Stetson, and Elias Ronnenfelt (Iceage). Due out on May 13th via Sacred Bones.

Pre-order, HERE.

Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & Onlys) has released his solo debut EP “Earth Has Doors” via Sacred Bones Records. ‘Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them’ is the first track from that EP. And The Fresh & Onlys’ new album, as their follow-up to last year’s ” Play It Strange,”  will be released this spring via Mexican Summer.

“Four years ago Wymond Miles, guitar player and songwriter in San Francisco’s The Fresh & Onlys, began writing solo material thematically based on the concepts of eschatology, anthroposophy, and Gnostic and Hermetic symbolism. Drawing from a vast musical pool of inspiration, including Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt, Arvo Part, and Nikki Sudden amongst others, Earth Has Doors is Miles’ first solo release.” —Sacred Bones Records

Rodriguez – Sugar Man (Live on KEXP)
Rodriguez performs “Sugar Man” at the Triple Door in Seattle as part of KEXP’s VIP Club concert series. Recorded 6/23/09 with the Fresh and Onlys. Rodriguez film documentary “Searching For Sugar Man,” directed by Malik Bendjelloul, debuted at the World Documentary competition of 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Amen Dunes – Ethio song by KRAAK_records

Taken from the fourth installment in Kraak label‘s split 7” series “God Damn I Hate the Blues,” featuring Amen Dunes, Marisa Anderson, Ignatz, Nathan Bowles, Warm Climate and Bridget Hayden.

Amen Dunes – Lower Mind from “Through Donkey Jaw”

Amen Dunes, the solo project of Damon McMahon, began with recordings made in the fall of 2006 in upstate New York. McMahon moved to China and he stayed in Beijing for the next few years, writing and recording only occasionally. With the release of DIA on Locust Music in 2009, however, he decided to move back to the States and form a band around Amen Dunes. In 2011 Amen Dunes’ latest album, McMahon’s first proper recordings in almost five years, “Through Donkey Jaw” was released from Sacred Bones Records, after the release of 2010′s “Murder Dull Mind” EP which was recorded at his apartment in Beijing.

Woods at Northside Festival – 6/17/11
Woods nearly knocked the roof off St. Cecilia’s at this year’s Northside Festival. Brought to you by the L Magazine.  Camera by Lou Gruber and Emmanuel Cruz.

STREAM :: Woods at Northside Festival – 6/17/11 via nyctaper

“Find Them Empty” by Woods by forcefieldpr
to be released as a 7″ single on Sacred Bones and digitally by Woodsist on July 19, 2011.

Purling Hiss – The Hoodoo

A track from the forthcoming “Lounge Lizards” 6-song 12″ EP released by Purling Hiss in mid June via Mexican SummerMoon Duo‘s ‘In The Sun’ (Purling Hiss Remix) is taken from a bonus remix CD (featuring remixes from Sonic Boom, Psychic Ills, Cave, Purling Hiss and Gary War) available on tour or at selected retailers for their latest album “Mazes” via Sacred Bones Records.

Purling Hiss – The Hoodoo

Moon Duo – In The Sun (Purling Hiss Remix)  via Raven Sings the Blues

Moon Duo – Mazes

photos by Kristin Klein

The Fresh & Onlys – Do You Believe in Destiny

Following up the 2010 album “Play It Strange,” The Fresh & Onlys‘ new “Secret Walls” 12″ EP/CDEP is due out on April 26th via Sacred Bones.  Recorded at guitarist Wymond Miles’ San Francisco home studio.

Tracklisting: 1. Secret Walls  2. Keep Telling Everybody Lies  3. Do You Believe in Destiny  4. Wash Over Us  5. Poison Wine

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