Damon And Naomi – More Sad Hits – Cassette
More Sad Hits is an album by the American indie folk duo Damon and Naomi. Released in 1992, it is their debut album as a duo, following the breakup of their previous band, Galaxie 500.
After Galaxie 500 completed a tour of the US supporting The Cocteau Twins, guitarist and vocalist Dean Wareham quit the band, forcing the cancellation of an imminent Japanese tour. Damon and Naomi had recorded a few tracks before the split, and these were released under the name Pierre Etoile by Rough Trade (UK) in July 1991. The duo then spent time working on their book publishing company Exact Change, with no plans to return to recording, until producer Mark Kramer urged them back into the studio. The resulting album, More Sad Hits was released on Kramer’s “Shimmy Disc” label in 1992.
Damon and Naomi, comprised of Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, continued their musical journey with “More Sad Hits,” delivering a collection of introspective and melancholic songs. The album showcases their delicate and intimate sound, characterized by gentle acoustic guitars, haunting melodies, and heartfelt lyrics.
The songs on “More Sad Hits” explore themes of loss, longing, and introspection, with a focus on personal emotions and experiences. Damon and Naomi’s vocals blend beautifully, creating a dreamy and contemplative atmosphere that draws listeners into their emotional landscape.
The album’s stripped-down production enhances the intimate nature of the songs, allowing the subtle nuances of the duo’s performances to shine through. Tracks like “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington,” “Blue Moon,” and “In The Sun” exemplify the duo’s ability to craft poignant and emotionally resonant compositions.
“More Sad Hits” was well-received by critics upon its release, establishing Damon and Naomi as a notable indie folk duo. The album’s introspective and introspective nature, combined with its atmospheric soundscapes, contributed to its enduring appeal among fans of indie and folk music.
Following the release of More Sad Hits, Damon and Naomi were contacted by Kate Biggar and Wayne Rogers, whose band, Crystalized Movements, had recently lost its rhythm section. The two couples teamed up to form the psychedelic rock band Magic Hour, and released three albums between 1993 and 1996. At the same time, Damon and Naomi continued to record as a duo, releasing their second album, The Wondrous World of Damon and Naomi on Sub Pop in 1995. The album was again produced by Kramer.
For listeners who appreciate intimate and introspective music, “More Sad Hits” offers a captivating journey into the emotional depths of Damon and Naomi’s songwriting. It remains a significant release in their discography and a testament to their ability to create music that touches the soul.
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