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12 Best Songs of the Week: Beth Gibbons, Caroline Polachek and Weyes Blood, Yard Act, and More

Plus Amen Dunes, Mannequin Pussy, A. Savage, Laetitia Sadier, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 09, 2024

Welcome to the fifth Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 12 this week, narrowed down from the 20 songs we seriously considered. More

Feb 08, 2024

Amen Dunes (aka Damon McMahon) has announced a new album, Death Jokes, and shared its first single, “Purple Land,” via a music video. He’s also announced some new tour dates. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, The Goon Sax, Strand of Oaks, Damon Albarn, and More

Plus Nation of Language, Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 09, 2021

Welcome to the 26th Songs of the Week of 2021. The American music industry pretty took Monday off due to Sunday’s July 4th holiday, so we expected slimmer pickings this week. It was not to be, thanks for some exciting album announcements. We settled on a Top 11 this week. More

Jul 06, 2021

Amen Dunes (aka Damon McMahon) has teamed up with British duo Sleaford Mods (Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn) for a new song, “Feel Nothing.” It is his first single for Sub Pop, which has just announced they’ve signed Amen Dunes. More

Amen Dunes Shares Video for “Believe”

Freedom Out Now via Sacred Bones

Jun 18, 2018

Amen Dunes (aka Damon McMahon) released his acclaimed new album, Freedom, back in March via Scared Bones. Now he has shared a video for “Believe,” which a press release says is “a song about nostalgia, mortality, the passage of time, and the feminine powers that preside over life.” More

Outside Lands 2018 Lineup: Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, CHVRCHES, Beck, Bon Iver, and More

Plus The Weeknd, Huey Lewis and the News, Father John Misty, Broken Social Scene, Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco, Jessie Ware, Perfume Genius, Lucy Dacus, James Blake, and More

Apr 03, 2018

Outside Lands have announced their 2018 lineup. The festival goes down August 10 - 12 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The headliners are Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, and The Weeknd. More

Amen Dunes Announce “Cowboy Worship” EP

Share New Track "Song to the Siren"

Dec 08, 2014

Musical artist Damon McMahon, a.k.a. Amen Dunes, has announced the release of a new EP, “Cowboy Worship.” More

Premiere: Amen Dunes Mixtape (Le Guess Who? Edition)

Nov 20-23 in Utrecht, Netherlands

Nov 12, 2014

Le Guess Who? is exactly one week away, and the anticipation of our trip to Utrecht has hit a fever pitch. We’ve already featured mixes from Ought and SUUNS—both playing the Netherlands festival. Today we’re hearing from Amen Dunes. More


Amen Dunes on “Freedom”

Microphone Mathematics

Jul 16, 2018

I found Damon McMahon on the southern route of his U.S. tour, headed to Louisville from Nashville in a van with his bandmates listening to him answer questions about, among other things, them, which is strange. More


May 14, 2014

On his third studio album as Amen Dunes, Damon McMahon has created a melting pot of inviting tones rooted in the traditions of soul king Sam Cooke, the spirit of jazz’s First Lady Alice Coltrane, and the romance of Motown man Marvin Gaye. More