Museum of Love - Life of Mammals - Skint Records
The Museum of Love are Pat Mahoney & Dennis McNany from New York.
Pat’s other jobs include drumming for LCD Soundsystem while Dennis makes records as Jee-Day amongst many other things.
Together they are Museum of Love in ode to Daniel Johnston’s song of the same name, Mahoney divulges, “I had always loved the song, and had been thinking of what such an edifice would contain when we were trying to name the project.” McNany continues, “Pat’s a sculptor, I’m a painter, we make music and museums are sacred spaces and love is an elusive thing.”
Their music has many influences but is hard to categorise - Scott Walker, John Cale, Harry Nillson, Roxy Music, post-punk Krautrock and a bit of Basic Channel to boot. This bewitching combination has created a truly beguiling & compelling album. The record was produced by the band and mixed by James Murphy.
A chance visit from Damian Harris - a big fan of the band’s 2014 debut LP - halfway through the mixing process led to Skint Records getting involved and here we are… we could not be excited to let you hear it.