Damien Jurado is a master of varying craft.
Today marks the release of Jurado and Richard Swifts covers LP, recorded over the course of one late August weekend in 2010 simply because the two prolific songwriters were looking for an excuse to hang out. Released as a free download back in 2010 via a Tumblr page, fast forward six years later to today, where Other Peoples Songs, Volume 1 is finally available in physical format and through all digital music services.
Immediacy and simplicity serve as the driving factors behind Other Peoples Songs, a record permeated by an off-the-cuff, handmade feel, singular interpretations of 60s and 70s cuts. An electric tracklist, ranging from American heartland to groggy behemoths, Other Peoples Songs is a reflection of both Jurado and Swifts personalities, a warm, crackling LP.
Other People’s Songs, Volume 1 on Apple Music
Purchase Other Peoples Songs, Volume 1
Other People’s Songs, Volume 1 Track Listing
1. Be Not So Fearful (Originally by Bill Fay)
2. Hello Sunshine (Originally by Relatively Clean Rivers)
3. Sweetness (Originally by Yes)
4. Sincere Replies (Originally by Oh! Calcutta! Original Broadway Cast)
5. If The Sun Stops Shinin’ (Originally by Chubby Checker)
6. Follow Me (Originally by John Denver)
7. Outside My Window (Originally by the Fleetwoods)
8. Radioactivity (Originally by Kraftwerk)
9. Crazy Like A Fox (Originally by Link Cromwell & the Zoo)
Were also thrilled to announce Jurado is returning to Europe in March for An Evening with Damien Jurado: Acoustic Travels Through Maraqopa. A pure, solo tour, the dates are set to feature Jurado delving into the winding, silhouetted odyssey behind his conceptual Maraqopa album trilogy in full.
The tour will unfold in mainly seated venues through Europe, in stunning churches, cathedrals, and theaters. Jurado will cull from the entirety of the Maraqopa trilogy for the forthcoming sets, but will focus mainly on Visions of Us on the Land, released earlier this year via Secretly Canadian.
Fri., March 17 – Dublin, IE @ The Pavilion – Tickets
Sat., March 18 – Halifax, GB @ Halifax Minster – Tickets
Sun., March 19 – London, GB @ Cecil Sharp House – Tickets
Tue., March 21 – Gent, BE @ Sint Jacobskerk – Tickets
Wed., March 22 – Utrecht, NL @ Geertekerk – Tickets
Thu., March 23 – Leuven, BE @ STUK Auditorium – Tickets
Fri., March 24 – Groningen, NL @ Lutherse Kerk – Tickets
Sat., March 25 – Haarlem, NL @ Nieuwe Kerk – Tickets
Tue., March 28 – Sevilla, ES @ Sala X – Tickets
Wed., March 29 – Alicante, ES @ Teatro Arniches – Tickets
Thu., March 30 – Barcelona, ES @ BARTS – Tickets
Sat., April 1 – Gijon, ES @ Gijn Sound Festival – Tickets