Posted: February 21st, 2012 by katie
It’s the day we’ve all been eagerly awaiting! Damien Jurado’s album Maraqopa is officially out! You can purchase it in-store, ONLINE or from Damien himself at one of his many upcoming shows. The feedback surrounding the album has been tremendous. See what people are saying below. Then pick up your copy of Maraqopa and get out to a show to decide for yourself! List of tour dates HERE.
LOVE FOR MARAQOPA
“But Maraqopa signifies a shift from an album-length exercise in osmosis to a set of songs made to excite, and Jurado seems to know this….the man once dubbed “the Raymond Carver of folk” for his spare tales of other people’s anguish is stepping into the spotlight-baiting critics, even!-while fingers snap and women swoon.”
“Damien Jurado’s latest is a fantastic maze.” –Tiny Mix Tapes
“Even after 12 full-length albums, Jurado is still finding ways to grow musically. While continuing to deliver the intimate songs of hopeless love and regret for his longtime fans, he stills finds ways to surprise as he works with his magician-like collaborator. Maraqopa lingers long after the last track informs us that, ‘We are all mountains still asleep.'”–American Songwriter
“Jurado’s songwriting is comfortable without being lazy; tunes consist of deep lyrics with a few strums and a catchy melody, sometimes with an unexpected chord change forcing the song into a peculiar/pretty zone. And his tenor voice remains a world unto itself, distant and glowing.”–Seattle Times