Amen Dunes' new record Freedom is out today via Sacred Bones. Damon McMahon's symbolic vibrato vocalization and profound songwriting sagacity returns for the strongest of his five records. Though Freedom is an expansion on the darker and lonelier spirit heard on earlier Amen Dunes material, McMahon preserves his underlying outsider bend while yielding an LP slated for mass appeal unlike anything in his back catalog. The songs have a groove, a clarity, and a peacefulness maintaining an upward trajectory as the tracks progress. McMahon's fascination with abstract underground electronic artist Panoram clearly bleeds into the record's percussion backtracks and synth textures. With the expert support of producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands) and his bandmates like Delicate Steve, Jordi Wheeler, and Parker Kindred, Freedom accentuates the anesthetizing beauty of Amen Dunes.