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by Andrew Sacher
Amen Dunes at Glasslands in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn psychedelic band Amen Dunes have announced they'll follow 2011's Through Donkey Jaw LP (and 2013's Spoiler which collected unreleased material from 2009-2011) with a new album, Love, on May 13 via Sacred Bones. The new album was recorded in Montreal with Dave Bryant and Efrim Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and various members of that band play on several songs on the record. Sax great Colin Stetson is on it too, and Iceage frontman Elias Bender-Ronnenfelt sings on two tracks. It's a bigger, cleaner sounding record than Through Donkey Jaw, and while still definitely psychedelic, actual hooks have replaced TDJ's shield of distortion/reverb. You can stream two of its tracks, along with the tracklist and somewhat NSFW cover art, below.
Amen Dunes also have many international tour dates coming up, including three scheduled NYC appearances at the moment. The first is when his tour supporting Mac DeMarco hits Webster Hall (4/9) for a sold out show there, and the next is as part of Rough Trade NYC's Record Store Day (4/19) extravaganza with Fear of Men, Nothing, Palehound and more. That one is free.
The following month, Amen Dunes will headline a record release show in Brooklyn just after the album's release on May 15 at Baby's All Right with support from London experimentalist Helm and Hubble (aka Ben Greenberg of The Men and other bands). Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Speaking of Iceage and Ben Greenberg, Ben's new band Uniform (with Michael from Drunkdriver, Believer/Law, etc) open for Iceage on their upcoming tour which hits NYC on 5/24 at Glasslands (tix) and 5/25 at Home Sweet Home.
All Amen Dunes dates are listed, with the streams, artwork and tracklist, below...
Amen Dunes - "Lilac In Hand"
Amen Dunes - "Lonely Richard"
Splits Are Parted
Lilac in Hand
I Know Myself
Everybody Is Crazy
I Can't Dig It
Amen Dunes -- 2014 Tour Dates
Apr 2, 2014: Chicago, IL, Empty Bottle (w/ Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters)
Apr 3, 2014: Detroit, MI, Magic Stick (w/ Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters)
Apr 4, 2014: Wakefield, QC, Blacksheep (w/ Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters)
Apr 5, 2014: Sherbrooke, QC, Boquebiere (w/ Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters)
Apr 6, 2014: Montreal, QC, Societe des Arts Technologiques (w/ Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters)
Apr 7, 2014: Cambridge, MA, Middle East Downstairs (w/ Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters)
Apr 9, 2014: New York, NY, Webster Hall (w/ Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters)
Apr 13, 2014: Carrboro, NC, Cat's Cradle (w/ Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra)
Apr 15, 2014: Athens, GA, 40 Watt Club (w/ Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra)
Apr 16, 2014: Asheville, NC, Grey Eagle Tavern (w/ Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra)
Apr 17, 2014: Louisville, KY, Headliner's (w/ Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra)
Apr 19, 2014: Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade NYC (Record Store Day in-store)
May 13, 2014: Philadelphia, PA, Boot & Saddle
May 14, 2014: Washington, DC, Sixth & I Synagogue
May 15, 2014: Brooklyn, NY, Baby's All Right (w/ Hubble, Helm)
May 19, 2014: Brighton, UK, The Old Market (w/ Mac DeMarco)
May 21, 2014: Manchester, UK, Sound Control (w/ Mac DeMarco)
May 22, 2014: London, UK, Koko (w/ Mac DeMarco)
May 23, 2014: Amsterdam, NL, Dokzaal
May 24, 2014: Paris, FR, Espace B
May 28, 2014: Berlin, DE, Westgermany
May 29, 2014: Antwerp, BE, Trix
May 30, 2014: Brussels, BE, Salle Rogier
Jun 3, 2014: London, UK, Electric Ballroom (w/ Wooden Shjips)
Jul 31, 2014: Katowice, PL, OFF Festival
Aug 8, 2014: Gothenburg, SE, Way Out West Festival
Aug 15, 2014: London, UK, Jabberwocky Festival
Sep 27, 2014: Liverpool, UK, Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia