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Damien Jurado and Richard Swift cover Kraftwerk, Chubby Checker and more on “Other People’s Songs” Vol. 1

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Two weekends ago, Damien Jurado and Richard Swift got a 4 track recorder and a Coles 4038 ribbon microphone and decided to record nine of the best cover songs you’ll hear in a while.

The feel of the recording is so warm and every song sounds effortless. My personal favorite is their rendition of “If The Sun Stops Shinin’” by Chubby Checker (of “The Twist” fame).

You can stream and download (just click on tracklist) Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 HERE.

Damien US tour dates, after the jump! And don’t forget, he and Swift will be touring the UK together. If they perform one of these covers… it would be just dynamite.

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Richard Swift Hits Home-Run With 3″ CD Cover

The cover for Richard Swift’s new 3″ CD should be reason enough to get your hands on this limited edition release:

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Looks familiar? Can you guess who are the components of this hybrid ?

Here’s a  hint: its an awesome triple-whammy use of alliteration for the letter “W.”

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Watch the New Damien Jurado Video for “Arkansas”

Today the new Damien Jurado video premiered via Pitchfork.  “Arkansas” was directed by Lance Troxel and Richard Swift.  MURDER!!!

Damien Jurado is on tour right now!  He’s in Chicago tonight performing with his opening band, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground.  Here are the rest of the dates (we’ll be at the Bishop on Sunday):

06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room
06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival
06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit
06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s
06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar
06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland
07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground

Damien Jurado Tours With The Saint Bartlett Band

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In order to create a live reproduction of the grandiose recordings of his upcoming record, Saint Bartlett, Mr. Jurado enlisted eight musicians from Seattle band Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground to join him on tour as The Saint Bartlett Band. The resulting concerts will be unlike anything Damien Jurado fans have seen before – the songs done justice with an orchestra adding violin, cello, tube, french horn and keys. Read the rest of this entry »

Pre-Order Damien Jurado’s SAINT BARTLETT starting today!

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Saint Bartlett is coming! All pre-orders of Damien Jurado‘s upcoming record (in stores on 5/25) will receive an instant MP3 download of the whole shebang.

Click here to pre-order Saint Bartlett

Damien’s Saint Bartlett recording partner and Secretly Canadian Soul-Brother Richard Swift has provided us with a video trailer to get us amped and to also bring us into their gentle and terrifying world.

Saint Bartlett from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

See? I’m both amped, terrified, and ready to order some fucking vinyl!

Listen to the debut mp3 from the album, “Arkansas,” and listen to the incredible (and free) tunes Damien’s been cranking out weekly on his website.

AUDIO

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
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

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

Gardens & Villa
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

Luke Temple
Nashville, TN - Exit In  w/ Foxygen, Dub Thompson

Suuns
Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin

The War On Drugs
Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre  w/ Cass McCombs

See all upcoming shows