Join us for a virtual premiere of songs from Damon & Naomi's new album A Sky Record, from PEM’s historic Plummer Hall. This event is presented by GenPEM and the Present Tense Initiative and is hosted by Trevor Smith, Associate Director – Multisensory Experience and Curator of the Present Tense.
Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang started playing music together as the rhythm section, co-songwriters, and occasional singers in Galaxie 500. When that band ended, they continued as a duo, first recording for Shimmy Disc and then on a series of albums for Sub Pop Records. In 2005 they formed their own label (20/20/20) and have since released four further Damon & Naomi albums — The Earth Is Blue, Within These Walls, False Beats and True Hearts, and Fortune — alongside reissues of their own and the Galaxie 500 back catalogue.
In addition to their work as musicians, Damon and Naomi are the publishers of Exact Change, a small press dedicated to avant-garde literature and artists’ writings. Individually, Damon is a writer and Naomi is a visual artist.
ABOUT THE VENUE Plummer Hall, located at 132 Essex Street in Salem, was designed by Enoch Fuller in 1856. The Italianate-style building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and part of PEM's historic house collection. Spanning three centuries and representing a diversity of architectural styles, the structures are routinely activated through tours, concerts, and special programming.