artist Damon McMahon, a.k.a. Amen Dunes, has announced
the release of a new EP, “Cowboy Worship.”
out Jan. 20, the six-song collection is meant to be a
companion piece to McMahon’s latest album Love, released
earlier this year. In anticipation of the EP McMahon’s
has shared the included cut, “Song to the Siren,” a cover
of Tim Buckley’s classic 1970 song, interpretated through
a 1983 cover of the song by This Mortal Coil.
tried this one solo and it didn’t feel right. Thankfully,
Ben [Greenberg of Hubble] lived upstairs and was up for
playing. He came down and we didn’t have to say much to
each other, which was a sign it would work.
isn’t much talking in Amen Dunes; things either flow naturally
or not at all. This track in particular, a This Mortal
Coil cover of a Tim Buckley cover, is a perfect metaphor
for Amen Dunes.
Buckley heart within a This Mortal Coil body, which could
be substituted with a Bob Dylan heart within a Throbbing
Gristle body, or any similar pairing, inverted, reversed
or flipped, any which way. Solid Ying Yang.”