The band and I recently visited NPR headquarters in Washington, DC, to tape a Tiny Desk Concert. It was an honor to stand in the same spot as Jackson Browne, Wilco, The National, Adele and more to take part in this series, and to have NPR compare the songs to Bruce Springsteen and Josh Ritter was just icing on the cake. Hope you dig the performance and spread it far and wide!
NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Live at WFUV, NY Mag, Brooklyn Mag, & More
The band and I recently stopped by WFUV’s Studio A to perform some tracks from the new album. Watch “Was A Time” above, and click here for more live videos and the full interview segment: http://bit.ly/1qcvoJP
Katy and I also paid a visit to Brooklyn Magazine, where we stripped a few tracks down for their new Live from Brooklyn Mag series. Check out the full performance and interview here: http://bit.ly/1xfqErU
Last, but certainly not least, I got to fulfill one of my NYC dreams thanks to NY Mag’s Bedford & Bowery blog, and perform in the gorgeous Museum at Eldridge Street, an historic and stunningly beautiful synagogue on the Lower East Side. Check out the full story here: http://bit.ly/1nvXNWA
'The Shipwreck From The Shore' Out Today
It’s with great excitement that I welcome my first studio album (and debut for New West Records) into the world today! It’s called ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ and I recorded it with folks from Bon Iver/Megafaun/Josh Ritter’s band in one of the most thrilling/challenging/rewarding/terrifying musical experiences of my life. Pick up a copy, turn it way up loud, and if you dig it, share it with your friends!
If you’re in NYC, come on out to The Mercury Lounge tonight, where we’ll be performing the album live front-to-back for the first time ever: http://bit.ly/1uDmGEl
Making this album required a gigantic leap of faith, and I truly had no idea where these songs would take me. While finally releasing them into the wild feels in some ways like the end of a long and crazy journey, it’s actually just the beginning of a much bigger one that I hope you’ll come along for. The reaction so far, from NPR and Billboard to TIME and the NY Times, has been so encouraging, but more than anything I’m looking forward to hearing about your experiences with the music and to playing these songs live for you with a whole lot of touring over the next year and beyond. As always, thanks for your support, and thank you to everyone who helped make this record possible. It means more to me than I may ever be able to express.
NPR Weekend & Wall Street Journal
Big day! This morning my interview with the one and only Scott Simon aired on NPR’s Weekend Edition. I was humbled and honored to get to talk about my record on one of the best shows on radio, and you can hear the whole segment right here:n.pr/1ouhQ7d
The Wall Street Journal also ran a cool feature on the album in today’s paper that highlights Tuesday night’s album release show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Check it out here: http://on.wsj.com/1tk27PA
NY Times Full Album Stream
SNEAK ATTACK: The New York Times is streaming my entire new album right here right now, a whole week before it comes out: http://nyti.ms/1p6V5Gf
So excited to finally be able to share this with you, and honored to have the NY Times partner with us on it. If you dig it, share the link, pre-order the record, or come out to celebrate with us at the record release show Sept 2 at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Better yet, do all three of those things!
Paste Premieres "If It Don't Work Out"
The good folks over at Paste Magazine are premiering a brand new song from my upcoming album, ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ out 9/2 on New West Records. Check out their exclusive stream of “If It Don’t Work Out”: http://bit.ly/1AyGXOt
Digital Pre-Order (w/ Instant Download):
Physical Pre-Order (Signed CD or LP):
NPR Premieres "Good and Ready" Video
Totally honored and thrilled to have NPR premiere the video for “Good and Ready,” directed by The Kuperman Brothers, today! Shark attacks, electric chairs, child ninjas, what else could you ask for? Watch here and share: http://n.pr/1t5ltXf
Signed CD/Vinyl LP Pre-Order [US]
The physical pre-order is officially live in the USA today with a limited set of signed CDs and vinyl LPs! Be the first on your block to see this gorgeous album art marred by my 3rd-grader penmanship. All early purchases will be shipped to arrive by release day: http://bit.ly/1vQXDlr
Digital pre-orders are available via iTunes with an instant-download of “Was A Time”: http://bit.ly/1p86iLo
The Shipwreck From The Shore
- Was A Time
- Back Back Back
- Good and Ready
- Hard To Say
- If It Don't Work Out
- Middle Ground
- No Not Tonight
- Cold Comfort
- Calico, Alone
Good And Ready [Official Video]
Ludlow [Official Video]
Calico, Alone [Official Video]
NPR Tiny Desk Concert
About Anthony D'Amato
Recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, and Josh Ritter's band, Anthony D'Amato's New West Records debut, The Shipwreck From The Shore, has already earned praise from NPR and The NY Times to SPIN and Billboard for its heavy-hearted folk and electric streaks of rock and roll. Veering away from the homemade DIY production style that marked his early work, D'Amato relocated to producer Sam Kassirer's Great North Sound Society, an 18th-century farmhouse-turned-studio in rural Maine, to cut the album raw and fast in just eleven days.
D'Amato first came to national attention with 2010's Down Wires, which he recorded with a single microphone in his college bedroom and NPR dubbed "a modern folk gem". He followed it up with another home recording, Paper Back Bones, which BBC Scotland named one of the Best Americana Albums of 2012. Dates in the US and Europe with Josh Ritter, Rhett Miller, Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, Alejandro Escovedo, Mary Gauthier, Joe Pug, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin, and more ensued, in addition to performances at the iconic Newport Folk Festival and Glasgow's Celtic Connections.
“Brilliant.” - BBC
“Turns heartbreak into cheery folk.” - SPIN
“Strikes every right note, incorporating classic folk, pop and and even a little punk rebellion.” - USA TODAY
“Catchy.” - TIME
“Soulful.” - WALL STREET JOURNAL
“D'Amato has a way with words.” - BILLBOARD
“A rich sound that has as much depth as it does popular appeal.” - PASTE
“Jauntily fatalistic.” - NY MAG
“Self assured and deceptively mature.” - WORLD CAFE