On May 1st, Damien Jurado releases his 15th studio album, What’s New, Tomboy? Ahead of its release, he joins AD in the Dutch city of Nijmegen to share a new song and discuss how songs find him as opposed to the other way around, how he personally connects the Circle Jerks, Little Richard, and Space Ace, and the record he’d most like to see reissued.
Jurado’s latest, In The Shape of a Storm, finds him once again pulling elements out of the nostalgia slipstream. Though less science fiction and supernaturally informed than the records he made with the late, great Richard Swift, it’s no less evocative. Its songs often play out like half-remembered episodes of a forgotten sitcom, transmitted through the static and picked up by ever sensitive antennae.
For his first-ever Lagniappe Session, Damien selected a number of classic theme songs. What he uncovers in them he explains here, in his own words.
On April 12, Mama Bird Recording Co. releases Damien Jurado’s 14th album, In the Shape of a Storm. Ahead of its official release, Aquarium Drunkard is pleased to share a full stream of the album, accompanied by AD’s own Jason P. Woodbury’s essay about the new album.
At the conclusion of the majestic Maraqopa trilogy, and four consecutive records with Richard Swift behind the boards, Damien Jurado returns to a previous form on his upcoming, self-produced […]
Damien Jurado’s next full-length, Visions of Us on the Land , hits March 18th via longtime label home Secretly Canadian. It’s Jurado’s 13th album, and marks the artists fourth collaboration with producer Richard Swift. As partnerships […]
For most of his career, Damien Jurado’s records have been low key, sturdy things. There were stylistic outliers, sure — the crashing indie rock of 2002’s I Break Chairs and […]
Damien Jurado and Richard Swift – Other People’s Songs Vol. 1: A free digital download featuring the pair covering nine of their favorite songs, ranging from Bill Fay and John Denver to Kraftwerk and Yes. […]
This made the rounds earlier today: “Silver Timothy” – the first taste from the forthcoming Damien Jurado LP, Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son , out next year via Secretly Canadian. Once again, Richard Swift produces. […]