Tag: Amen Dunes

ACL 2018 Festival Weekend Two: 20 Bands You Need to Know

ACL 2018 Festival Weekend Two: 20 Bands You Need to Know

Weekend Two of The Austin City Limits Festival kicks off on Friday and in case you haven’t planned your schedule yet, we have a list of 20 bands to definitely consider. We all know why we are going because of the headliners (Paul McCartney, Metallica, Justice, Arctic Monkeys to name a few). It’s always fun showing up earlier in the […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.13

Weekend Showcase 4.13

From amusing stories to face-melting rockers to breathtaking ballads, the Weekend Showcase 4.13 edition is the one stop to review some of the best new music of the past week or so. Forty-three (43) songs occupy the mega-playlist, featuring artists from just ten countries this week. They include: Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the […]

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Amen Dunes – ‘Freedom’ (album review)

Amen Dunes – ‘Freedom’ (album review)

Freedom by Amen Dunes Freedom is more than just an ideal. It is also more than a right for us to exercise, for us to specifically to act, speak, and think without fear of repression. In it truest form, however, freedom is a journey with no idea that goes beyond the actions and words. For Damon McMahon, the mastermind behind […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.10

Weekend Showcase 4.10

As March continues to roar with wintry temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, the music is heating up. The Weekend Showcase 4.10 edition is evidence of this with its 50 songs. There’s more of an edge – rock and post-punk in particular – on the mega-playlist as well as some ambient, pop, and electronica. Fourteen countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 16th

The Matinee ’18 March 16th

More booming rockers, a groovy funk-soul-disco-pop tune, some psychedelia, and one of the best songs of the year are all featured on The Matinee ’18 March 16th edition. We get things started with one of the great singer-songwriters of the past decade.   Courtney Barnett – “Need A Little Time” (Melbourne, Australia)  RIYL: Courtney Barnett When Courtney Barnett released […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.03

Weekend Showcase 4.03

January is almost over, which means not only is warmer weather coming but the music is starting to heat up. The Weekend Showcase 4.03 edition has a number of these sizzlers, specifically featuring 57 songs from 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, […]

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Saturday Sampler January 27th

Saturday Sampler January 27th

The retro vibes are strong for your weekend playlist: the nine songs on the Saturday Sampler January 27th edition offer a kaleidoscopic range of sonic hues, from indie pop to psych rock and glam punk. Hopefully you will find a new favorite artist in this mix. Happy weekend!   The Aces – “Fake Nice” (Orem, UT, USA) RIYL: Hinds, Pale […]

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Amen Dunes, “Cowboy Worship”

Amen Dunes, “Cowboy Worship”

Last year, Damon McMahon, a.k.a. Amen Dunes, released the splendid Love. It wasn’t so much an album full of love songs, but rather the title reflected the nearly 1.5 years it took McMahon to write, record, and produce the LP. It was also an expression to describe McMahon’s “devotion” to the ’60s and ’70s music, which were major influences on […]

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Mundo Musique: Amen Dunes

Mundo Musique: Amen Dunes

For Those Who Like: The Verve, The Great Lake Swimmers, Juan Wauters While I had heard of previous songs from Amen Dunes – the project of upstate New York native and now Brooklyn resident Damon McMahon – I was not overly familiar with his work until he opened for Mac DeMarco at The Blacksheep Inn in early April 4. Despite […]

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