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WATCH: Damien Jurado Live at WBEZ, On Tour Now


Damien Jurado returned to Chicago’s WBEZ a few days ago for an in-studio performance before playing a SOLD OUT show at Schuba’s later that night! You might have heard Damien on the show back in 2010, playing in support of Saint Bartlett. He chats it up with host Andrew Gill and plays a few songs as well. You can download the entire show HERE and watch him play “Working Titles” and “Museum of Flight,” both off of 2012′s Maraqopa, above.

Damien is currently on tour. He’ll play Somerville tonight and ANOTHER SOLD OUT show at the Mercury Lounge on Saturday! When previewing the show, The New York Times writes, “A snarling hard-core punk turned diligently bleeding heart, Mr. Jurado is a folk singer-songwriter with rare delicacy and resilience. His 10th studio album, Maraqopa (Secretly Canadian), is his most intriguing yet: acidly psychedelic and uneasily introspective, it even dips a toe into lush Wall of Sound pop (“Reel to Reel”).” Check all tour dates HERE.

Watch: Damien Jurado Performs Live on KEXP’s “Morning Show”

Damien Jurado recently stopped by KEXP for an in-studio on the Morning Show with John Richards. We’ve waited eagerly for the video and now we have it! Titled Damien Jurado: Bringing It All Back Home, the session features “Working Titles,” “This Time Next Year,” “So On, Nevada” and “Horizons.” Damien’s not alone on this one either; Jon Russell and Josiah Johnson of The Head and The Heart and Jessica Dobson from The Shins, as well as his band all join in. Watch above.

See Damien live this spring and summer! Dates HERE.

Damien Jurado’s ‘Maraqopa’ Out Today!

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.”
-A.V. Club

“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

Four Seattle Artists Take on Damien Jurado, The Seattle Times Covers

In the week leading up to Damien Jurado’s record release show, The Seattle Times shares quite a special series comprised of certain artists covering songs from the expansive Jurado catalog. All artists are tied to Seattle in some way, which only makes sense as they take on songs from the city’s own “folk boom godfather,” whose influence has proven to reach far and wide.

First we have The Head and The Heart’s Jon Russell covering “Beacon Hill,” followed by local soul band, Pickwick, doing “I am the Greatest of All Liars.” Next, Al James from Dolerean does a mighty fine job in his recreation of “Cloudy Shoes” and last, but certainly not least, Sunny Day Real Estate’s Jeremy Enigk finishes up with “Last Rights.” Each track is available for streaming at the artists links above.

Damien kicks off his tour with a record release show at The Neptune this Friday, February 17th. Full list of tour dates HERE. The new record, Maraqopa, comes out February 21st. Pick it up at one of Damien’s shows or you can still pre-order it now and receive at least one free (exclusive) 7-inch.

Stream Damien Jurado’s Beautiful “Maraqopa”

Maraqopa, the new full-length album by Damien Jurado, will be released on February 21st. Today we debuted the stream over at The AV Club.

Maraqopa is now available for pre-order, and all pre-orders receive instant mp3 downloads of the record. Enjoy!

AUDIO

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
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado

VIDEOS

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

Conversations by Woman's Hour

COMING SOON

JJ
V
CD / LP
Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

Zero Boys
Berlin, DE - Wild at Heart

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