August 2017


It’s new media month here at D&N headquarters! Damon is following up his book The New Analog with a podcast series called Ways of Hearing. It is produced by Radiotopia’s Showcase, launches the first week of August and runs weekly through mid-September – subscribe now and don’t miss an episode! You can subscribe to Radiotopia’s Showcase anywhere you get your podcasts (iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, RadioPublic…). And if you’ve never …continue…

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April 2017


Damon’s nonfiction book about sound, The New Analog, is out this month – you can pre-order it from Amazon, or please ask for it at your favorite independent bookseller. Even better, come in analog time and space to one of the events on Damon’s book tour! In each city, he has asked a local luminary to join him in a conversation about issues touched on by the book: April 18 …continue…

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March 2017


Within These Walls is finally out on vinyl, only ten years late!!! Maybe we have always been a bit more ahead of the curve than is good for us…? Galaxie 500 ended before Slowcore was a thing. Our psychedelic Shimmy Disc album came out while the Elephant 6 collective were still in high school. We went on tour with an acoustic guitar and Indian harmonium before there was a New …continue…

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February 2017


Naomi’s latest video is for the Beijing band Dear Eloise, who chose to release it for Chinese New Year – see the premiere at NPR Music or catch up with all Naomi’s videos on her YouTube channel or at her own website, Naomivision. It’s hard to remember which country we live in these days – let’s use that feeling to build more solidarity across borders in this Year of the …continue…

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December 2016


We’re feeling in need of sharing some love, so we put a compilation together for free (or pay what you wish) on Bandcamp – non-album tracks from over the years, all covers of one kind or another. The earliest is the first recording we made to inaugurate our home studio in 1996; the latest is something we recorded recently as a surprise for Richard Youngs’ 50th birthday. Some we made …continue…

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September 2016


We are going on tour to China! These will be our first shows in the PRC (though we live in the People’s Republic of Cambridge, MA). We visited Shanghai once before as tourists – this was in 2004, after playing a festival in Taiwan we crossed the strait to see what traces we might find of Naomi’s father’s family history. Here we are in the famous Yuyuan garden, not far …continue…

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April 2016


Hello everyone! We are reemerging from winter hibernation, popping up in the UK for All Tomorrow’s Parties at Sunny Prestatyn, April 15-17. Then it’s on to Café Oto in London (April 18) and Sala Clamores in Madrid (April 19). And then we take Berlin – how many years has it been, Berlin? – where we play the Grüner Salon on April 22. All of these shows will be with our …continue…

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November / December 2015

On stage with FORTUNE at the Experience Music Project, Seattle 2015

One more tour for 2015! We play Taipei, Taichung, and Hong Kong December 4-6, and then we’ll have a screening of FORTUNE in Montreal at the wonderful Casa del Popolo, Dec 16. Watch for new music videos this month by Naomi for Waxahatchee, and Meg Baird… And Damon has been popping up this fall in gallery and museum spaces – check out the new website DadaDrummer to keep track of …continue…

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August / September 2015


A new leg of our FORTUNE tour is taking us to Los Angeles, Korea and Japan. In LA we play the Don’t Knock the Rock Festival at Cinefamily (the Silent Movie Theatre) on Aug 20. In Korea we will present Fortune in Seoul, and also play the Gwangju Folk Festival alongside International Sad Hits star Kim Doo Soo. And in Tokyo we are very happy to announce that we will …continue…

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