Artist: 
Amen Dunes

Death Jokes: Loser Coke Bottle Green Vinyl 2LP

$35.99

Release date: 10 May, 2024

Includes vinyl etching on side D.

With Death Jokes, for the first time since the project's incarnation in 2006, the spiritual reflections and meditations of Amen Dunes are turned away from himself, and out sharply towards the world. The album is also a drastic turn musically and thematically, rooted in the electronic music of raves and of rap music he grew up with but never imagined himself able to make,  playing like a scathing electronic essay on America’s culture of violence, dominance, and destructive individualism. 

The work on Death Jokes began just weeks before the first word of the pandemic came in the winter of 2019; it was completed three years later as we began to emerge from the worst. The album's meaning morphed as the pandemic went on, first a reflection on our attachment to form, and to ourselves, and then shifting into a solemn indictment of our culture’s blind spots as we misjudge and attack, veiled self-centeredness and self-importance masquerading as morality.

Tracklist:

1. Death Jokes    
2. Ian                                                                           
3. Joyrider    
4. What I Want                                                          
5. Rugby Child                                                           
6. Boys                                                                        
7. Exodus                                                                    
8. Predator                                                                
9. Solo Tape                                                               
10. Purple Land                                                         
11. I Don’t Mind                                                        
12. Mary Anne                                                          
13. Round the World                                               
14. Poor Cops 

Formats: 
Vinyl LP
Label: 
Sub Pop
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