February 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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March/April 2015

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The snows are melting, we’ve found our instruments underneath and we’re heading out on tour! In April, we’ll visit England for shows in Manchester, Cambridge (the other one), and London – then it’s on to Turkey where we’ll play a “cine-concert” at the Istanbul Film Festival. From there we jet all the way west to Seattle for a special show at the EMP Museum, during their annual Pop Conference. And …continue…

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February 2015

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Our new album FORTUNE is out now! Watch a video single from it: “A Shining Dream.” We will be performing the entire album, alongside Naomi’s film of the same name, in Boston on March 7. Then it’s off to the Istanbul Film Festival, April 11, with a stop in the UK on the way (all dates will be posted here).  

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January 2015

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Happy New Year! Our new album, FORTUNE, is available for preorder on LP/CD, and you can stream it now. Physical copies are due to ship by Valentine’s Day – 10 years to the day we released THE EARTH IS BLUE – but love is mysterious, and so is vinyl production, so please be patient if there’s a slight delay… 2015 will take us to Turkey in April for a screening …continue…

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