May/June 2015

photo by Aylin Güngör

We’ve had a great time presenting FORTUNE on tour, from Istanbul to Seattle – the last show of this run takes place in Brooklyn at the Bell House on Friday May 29, where we are joined by friends Tanya Donelly and Elisa Ambrogio. Damon will play drums for Elisa at this show, as well. Please come celebrate with us! (Photo of us lounging among the ruins at Ephesus, Turkey, by Aylin …continue…

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May 2014

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We’re getting ready for UK shows this month, where we will debut Naomi’s silent film “Fortune” and perform a live soundtrack of 11 new songs: May 15 – Glasgow, Mono – TICKETS May 18 – London, Café Oto – TICKETS May 19 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach – TICKETS May 20 – Southampton, Talking Heads – TICKETS Looking forward to seeing our UK friends again! In other Naomi news: her …continue…

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April 2014

Still from Naomi's silent film, "Fortune"

Happy spring! We are emerging from winter hibernation and will be at one of our favorite venues on May 18, Cafe Oto in London, to debut Naomi’s silent film “Fortune,” with a live soundtrack of 11 new songs. Tickets are available now – come join us, London friends! [News flash: we've added more UK dates...] The new issue of the Exact Change app has a spring to it, too – …continue…

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May 2013

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Our antipodean visit was thrilling, heartfelt thanks to host/tour promoter Lawrence English for bringing us so far to play our music, and then that much further to see swamp wallabies and the Southern Cross from a dreamtime spot outside Brisbane… Back home, and excited to announce a virtual journey into the unknown – we are launching an Exact Change e-zine, through the auspices of 29th Street Publishing. There’s a sneak …continue…

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January 2013

Love and happiness in 2103

Wishing everyone love and happiness in 2013! We’ve been lazy about updating this site, but please follow us via social media for a blur of constant D&N info. To catch you up on the highlights: in January, we’re playing in London and Paris together with our friend Richard Youngs. These shows will be a double-double bill: we will play as a duo, and then Damon will play drums with Richard …continue…

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Chris Marker

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Damon & Naomi with Chris Marker – And You Are There We are mourning the loss of our friend and artistic hero, Chris Marker. Filmmaker, photographer, writer, musician, explorer, lover of women and cats and owls. Insatiably curious, deeply compassionate, skeptical and wise. It was a gift to know him, but truly he made himself available to everyone through his work. The world is richer for it.

June / July 2012

Our Sorrows video

Naomi’s latest video — Julia Holter, “Our Sorrows” — premieres this month on Pitchfork.tv. For the shoot, Naomi and Julia wove a magenta ribbon through the streets, parks, and even buses of Los Angeles — maybe the only city where people could take that in stride! (Another reason we love LA.) And Damon has started a blog called International Sad Hits, building on the concept of the 20/20/20 compilation. It …continue…

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May 2012

rip it up

Sometimes you want to rip it up and start again (play those ukuleles, boys!). And sometimes software companies force you to — our longtime webdesign program has gone the way of the CD long box, so we are rebuilding this site from scratch. Some features are already improved (notice our slick new shopping cart), others are missing but will return presently. Suggestions welcome! (Er… do we have a contact page …continue…

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March / April 2012

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April is poetry month; it’s a small price to pay for keeping the other eleven prosaic! Accordingly, Damon will be reading from his latest collection at the Brooklyn Public Library, April 11 at 7pm, alongside fellow Ugly Duckling Presse authors Catherine Taylor and Jill Magi. And copies of that book — Afterimage — are now available from this website. Meanwhile Naomi is filming and cutting like a fiend, keep an …continue…

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Jan / Feb 2012

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French photographer and filmmaker Cedrick Eymenier has made us a new video, for “Walking Backwards” from False Beats and True Hearts. It needs no further introduction, as Cedrick himself will explain the genesis of both song and video, as you listen and watch… Alongside Chris Marker’s still video for “And You Are There”, and Lisandro Alonso’s single long shot for “Nettles and Ivy”, it seems our latest album has inspired …continue…

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