Damon McMahon, who now records as Amen Dunes always seemed like a solitary dude. His music is unfussy and personal. It’s not heart-on-sleeve though, it’s just music that comes from the mind of one specific person made to appeal to no one in particular. There’s something admirable about that, especially when the music is actually good, as it is here. On “Not a Slave” McMahon sings about hiding in his house over fractured guitar and the steady stomp of war drums and it just seems like the only way this song could exist. Through Donkey Jaw is out today on Sacred Bones.
Download: Amen Dunes, “Not A Slave”