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Damon & Naomi

Following a 1991 breakup from the seminal trio Galaxie 500, drummer Damon Krukowski and bassist Naomi Yang prepared to stop working from music; stung from the group’s bitter disintegration and remaining with out a label because of the personal bankruptcy of Tough Trade, after issuing a lone 1991 EP beneath the name Pierre Etoile, the few opted to focus on operating Exact Change, the tiny surrealist publishing home they founded the entire year prior. Occasionally, nevertheless, they dragged their devices from mothballs and published songs; soon, maker Kramer, who previous helmed all three from the Galaxie 500 information, approached the duo approximately cutting new materials for his label, Shimmy Disk. After frequently turning down the give, Krukowski and Yang finally decided, and journeyed to Kramer’s Sound NJ studios to begin with documenting. Falling the Pierre Etoile name to are Damon & Naomi, they released the LP Even more Sad Strikes in 1991; offering Krukowski on vocals, electric guitar, and percussion and Yang on vocals and bass, the record continuing the ghostly atmosphere that defined the very best work of the previous music group while developing a even more psychologically expansive backdrop. After its discharge the few once again retired, but afterwards turned up because the rhythm portion of the Magic Hour, touring and documenting three well-received albums within the middle-’90s. Krukowski and Yang resurfaced being a duo in 1995 using the Wondrous Globe of Damon & Naomi on Sub Pop; following breakup from the Magic Hour, they came back in 1997 using the one “The Navigator” along with a 1998 record, Playback Performers (also on Sub Pop). The duo collaborated with japan psych folk music group Ghost because of their 2000 record, properly dubbed Damon & Naomi with Ghost. 2 yrs later, the Compact disc/DVD Song towards the Siren: Reside in San Sebastian premiered. Ghost guitarist Michio Kurihara highlighted on the record and remained an essential area of the duo’s concert events and recordings. After departing Sub Pop and developing their very own label, 20/20/20, they released The Earth Can be Blue in 2005 and Within These Wall space in 2007. Following a longer break, which noticed the release of the compilation of paths culled off their Sub Pop recordings (The Sub Pop Years), the duo released its seventh studio room record, False Beats and Accurate Hearts, in early summertime of 2011. Functioning at their normal deliberate speed, their next record, Fortune, premiered in early 2015. The soundtrack to some silent film of the same name created by Yang, it had been the duo’s most close work up to now.

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