Damon and Naomi

Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang have been making music together as Damon and Naomi since 1991, but the duo is best known for comprising two thirds of dream-pop forefathers Galaxie 500—Damon on drums and Naomi on bass, along with guitarist/singer Dean Wareham. And although none of Damon and Naomi's recent records approach the near perfection of On Fire, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing: in their nearly 20 years of existence, the duo have molded their sound into a dynamic hybrid of folk and fragile, experimental pop, a gradual digression from their past. In contrast to their Galaxie 500 days, both Krukowski and Yang contribute vocals on False Beats and True Hearts, their seventh studio album, recalling a familiar adage: two is company, and can also make for compelling pop music. With Amor De Dias, Trespassers Williams. ANDREW GOSPE

Tue., May 31, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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