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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

Gardens & Villa to Tour this Spring with Four Festival Stops in the Mix

In a matter of days, Gardens & Villa will embark on a North American tour, sharing dates with both The Shins and Fanfarlo. Not only will be you be able to see the boys in various venues across the country, but also at some of the major festivals happening this year. After a stint at the Snowball Music Festival, the boys will head to perform at 35 Denton Festival, SXSW, Coachella, and finally end their tour with Sasquatch!

Holed up in Portland, OR for the last month, Gardens & Villa just finished recording their new EP with label-mate, Richard Swift. “‘I feel like we’re in some kind of Lost Boys hideout,’ says vocalist/guitarist Chris Lynch.” You can read more about their Portland stay in Sunlight through the Blinds: Gardens & Villa Heed Bridgetown’s Beckon. Read the rest of this entry »

Damien Heads into the Studio with Richard Swift to Begin LP 10

web_lp10_dayI_42This lovely photo of Damien Jurado & Richard Swift comes to us via the blog of Damien’s wife Sarah Jurado. Visit her blog post HERE to read about the start of Damien’s tenth record and see more gorgeous photographs of a show at Portland, OR venue Woods, where these two SC vets played alongside members of Vetiver and Fruit Bats this past weekend.

Damien will be on an extensive March-May tour, beginning with West Coast and Southern dates (SXSW included!) with Viva Voce, followed by an April Scandinavian stint, then supporting John Vanderslice throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

Check the full tour, after the jump!

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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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