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Merry Christmas! Damien Jurado Shares New Holiday Song & Video

Tis the season! Damien Jurado has recorded his first original Christmas song. “Kalla Has” was created alongside Seattle musician Kyle Zantos, with strings performed by Sam Anderson. We also have a new video for the single! Directed by Christopher Harrell and starring Randall A. Walker, you can watch the clip above! Download the track for free at Soundcloud – link below. Happy holidays, folks!

DOWNLOAD “KALLA HUS”

Damien’s Maraqopa is listed at #6 on Rough Trade’s Top 10 Albums of 2012! They call the record a “real high water mark, a remarkable monument to the power of good, honest craft and artistic pursuit; an all too rare occurrence in this age of pop idols, reality stars and hype machine hipsters.”

All Are Welcome In // Damien Jurado Performs Live at eMusic, ‘Maraqopa Deluxe Edition’ Now Available

While in New York earlier this fall, Damien Jurado stopped by the eMusic offices to perform songs from his critically acclaimed album, Maraqopa. Today, we get the first glimpse of the live sessions, filmed by Oresti Tsonopoulos. “All are welcome in.” Watch Damien perform “Maraqopa” and “Museum of Flight” above.

Damien’s Maraqopa Deluxe Edition is now available exclusively at eMusic. It comes complete with six new tracks (see listing below)! Already own Maraqopa? That is certainly okay. These six new tracks are also available on the Maraqopa Sessions EP. Head to eMusic for the deluxe edition and the EP. Enjoy!

Damien ends his wonderful year with one more show. He will perform at the beautiful Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle on December 14. Tickets and show information.

 
Maraqopa EP Tracklisting:
1. Wherever I May Lay
2. Static To Be Sold
3. Wyoming Songbirds
4. Let Us All In
5. Diamond Sea
6. Christmas Time Is Here

Damien Jurado Announces Tour Dates with Ben Gibbard, Shares New Video of Haldern Pop Fest & A Playlist To Paint To

Starting later this fall, Damien Jurado heads out on the road with Ben Gibbard. They’ll stick to the West Coast, making stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and finally Damien’s hometown, Seattle. See new dates below. In addition to those shows, Damien will headline New York’s Mercury Lounge in October and then join up with Sharon Van Etten. Dates HERE. Lastly, Damien performs at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Festival in just a few weeks!

Whether with his live band or playing solo, Damien has turned his live show into quite an event. Filmed at Germany’s Haldern Pop Festival, the video above catches Damien fully immersed in his element. Singing whole-heartedly along, the crowd is right there with him from the very start. Watch above.

Damien put together Oh, How To Do Now, a Spotify playlist featuring songs he listened to while working on a recent painting series. Listen below.

11/13/12 San Francisco, CAPalace of Fine Arts Theatre
11/14/12 Los Angeles, CAWilshire Ebell
11/16/12 Seattle, WAThe Showbox
11/18/12 Portland, ORCrystal Ballroom

WATCH: New Damien Jurado Video, Tour Dates with Megafaun & Sharon Van Etten

Here’s a new video for Damien Jurado’s “Museum of Flight” off his album, Maraqopa. Premiering today at SPIN, the video documents Damien’s recent five-week tour of Europe. Fixated in a whirlwind of gorgeous landscapes and magnificent buildings, director Tyler Kalberg managed to capture the sincerest of moments. Watch above.

Damien joins Megafaun for a European tour in August. He’ll then come back to the States and team up with Sharon Van Etten for a handful of shows. Dates include Arco Summer, Haldern Pop, Green Man, Bumbershoot and Hopscotch festivals. See full list of dates below.
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Damien Jurado Meets Up with David Bazan on FPK After Dark

Long time friends, Damien Jurado and David Bazan, who hadn’t seen each other in over two years, recently met up while touring. They stopped in with Sean at FPK After Dark and luckily for us, the whole thing is now on tape. Listen to Damien and David reminisce through their school days together and how they arrived at where they are today. Laughter, memories and moments of sincerity fill the 45-minute conversation that gives fans a look inside Damien and David’s friendship. They’re a funny duo, that’s for sure. Stream or download the interview exclusively from FPK After Dark .

Don’t miss Damien on tour this summer! He joins The Head and The Heart at Oregon Zoo on July 20 and then heads to Europe for most of August! Check out the full list of dates HERE.

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Zurich, CH - Kaufleuten  w/ Steve Gunn

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