Just off a tour supporting Mac DeMarco and in the midst of a run with Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Damon McMahon’s Amen Dunes offers an entirely different vibe present on forthcoming album, Love, with new song ‘I Can’t Dig It’. This follows previously shared tracks, ‘Lonely Richard’ and ‘Lilac In Hand’ from the forthcoming LP out May 12th via Sacred Bones.
Featuring Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Efrim Menuck (lead guitar) and Colin Stetson (sax) alongside Parker Kindred (drums, percussion) and Damon (piano, synths, rhythm guitar, vocals) who wrote the song in China, ‘I Can’t Dig It’ celebrates all the good ways of failing.
“Black sheep living, celebrating the goodness of being no good.
Failing at coping, loving, etc. – lazy beneath the banyan and doing just fine.
We suffocate when dreaming and wash away when we rise, bye bye loving, there’s no use in trying.
The songs about loving the sh*t out of all the above.
Glory days for the poor son.”
— Damon McMahon