If this is truly the year Boston’s early-‘90s indie scene strikes back, it wouldn’t be complete without a new Damon & Naomi track to get lost in while commuting through the city. Joining Sebadoh’s reissue parade and Buffalo Tom’s new album (both with Paradise gigs, March 24 and April 8, respectively) former Galaxie 500 duo DAMON & NAOMI return with their first new material since 2007’s exercise in beautiful misery, Within These Walls. But there’s a warm, positive glow about new single “Walking Backwards,” the lead track off May’s False Beats And True Hearts -- it builds on the persuasive daydream soundscapes of Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang as guitarist Michio Kurihara weaves a psychadelic quilt over a rolling-credit harmony.
Grab “Walking Backwards” down below, then catch another side of Yang’s creative streak March 3 when the new Aviary gallery in Jamaica plain celebrates its grand opening with “Sound On Sight: Photography of Boston Rock.” Others taking part include JJ Gonson, Chris Brokaw (Come), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Chris Warren (Viva Viva), Mark William Pearson (Neptune), Ryan Walsh (Hallalujah The Hills), John Allen (Fedavees), and several others. Details after the mp3 jump.
DOWNLOAD: Damon & Naomi "Walking Backwards" [mp3]