by Andrew Sacher
Amen Dunes, the current psych-folk project of Damon McMahon is in the midst of a series of CMJ shows. Today (10/21), he'll play a Chouette/De Stijl/FatCat/Soft Abuse day party with Pigeons, Forest Fire, Jerusalem & the Starbasket and DJ Paul Collins (of Beirut/Soft Landing). Tonight (10/21), he'll play the Sacred Bones showcase at Saint Vitus with Gary War, Psychic Ills, and Led Er Est. Tickets for that showcase are on sale now.
After CMJ, Amen Dunes will play a few shows with Harmonizer, including one at Glasslands on Sunday (10/23). Che Chen & Robbie Lee are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.
Speaking of Pigeons, who play the Chouette/De Stijl/FatCat/Soft Abuse day party at Bruar Falls, their LP They Sweetheartstammers will be released November 8 via Soft Abuse. The band, like Amen Dunes, is from New York and creates a similar brand of stark psych-folk that should make for great back to back sets. You can grab two tracks off the upcoming album, "Tournoi" and "Dead Echo," above, and check out the artwork and tracklist below, along with the video for "Turnoi". The album is available for preorder at the Soft Abuse webstore. They also recently performed live in-studio versions of three other album tracks and one older song at Black Dirt Studios. You can stream those below.
All dates, video, streams, album art and tracklist below...
Pigeons - "Tournoi" Official Video
Pigeons - They Sweetheartstammers
They Sweetheartstammers Tracklist:
01. Behind the Reeds
02. Tout Nulle Part
03. Dead Echo
05. Red Friend
08. The Welcome
Amen Dunes -- 2011 Tour Dates
Oct 21 CHOUETTE CMJ SHOWCASE (afternoon): w/ Pigeons + others TBA @ Bruar Falls Brooklyn, NY
Oct 21 SACRED BONES CMJ SHOWCASE: w/ Led Er Est, Gary War, Psychic Ills @ St Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Oct 23 w/ Harmonizer @ Glasslands Brooklyn, NY
Oct 24 w/ Harmonizer @ Whitehaus Jamaica Plain, MA
Oct 25 w/ Harmonizer @ The Monkey House Winooski, VT
Oct 26 Spotty Dog Hudson, NY
Oct 31 w/ Gary War, Prince Rama, Noveller @ 285 Kent Brooklyn, NY Nov 02 Donovans Detroit, MI
Nov 03 Double Double Land Toronto, Canada
Nov 05 Double Happiness w/ Black Swans
Nov 06 Highwire Gallery Philadelphia, PA
Dec 08 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
Pigeons -- 2011 Tour Dates
10/21 Bruar Falls Brooklyn, NY w/ Amen Dunes, Forest Fire