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Wed. July 9th 2014 The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
9:30pm - 1am doors at 8pm
Presented by: OFFSEASON, The Biltmore Cabaret
Previous Amen Dunes records have been largely improvisational first-take psych/folk affairs, but new release "Love" is the product of close to a year and a half of continuous work by Damon McMahon and a variety of collaborators.

Recorded in Montreal with Dave Bryant and Efrim Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the album features members of Godspeed, next-level saxophonist Colin Stetson, and Elias Bender-Ronnenfelt of Iceage, who duets with McMahon on two tracks.

Love is the first Amen Dunes work in which traditional song and sound clearly shines through. The guiding influence of Astral Weeks, Marvin Gaye, Hector Lavoe, and the cosmic non-verbal mediations of Leon Thomas, all kept vigil over the songwriting of Love, while the spirit of late 60's/early 70's spiritual jazz of Pharaoh Sanders and Alice Coltrane channeled the sound.
The result is definitively the most substantial Amen Dunes record to date. These are elemental songs about time, love and memory, as much about the listener as they are about the writer: pure, open, and beautiful.

Back on the road after recent tours with Mac DeMarco and Thee Silver Mount Zion, this headline tour features guests STEVE JR.


TICKETS $10 advance, on sale Wednesday, June 11th at Red Cat Records, Neptoon Records, The Biltmore Cabaret, and online at


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