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Watch Damien Tiny Desk Concert, March Tour Dates



When Damien Jurado was on tour this past fall with Shearwater, he stopped by the Washington, DC NPR Headquarters to perform a magnificent Tiny Desk concert, including Saint Bartlett stand outs “Cloudy Shoes,” “Arkansas” and “Beacon Hill” and the unreleased tune “Newspaper Gown.”

The All Songs Considered crew (who we found out are longtime Damien fans!) have always been able to capture the essence of a musician through this ongoing series, given the pure intimacy and simplicity. Stephen Thompson writes:

This one is special: Jurado has spent the last decade churning out albums of raw, time-worn, authentically graceful music, and he’s always possessed a seemingly innate gift for capturing the intricacies of human behavior.

We recently gave you the heads up on Damien’s forthcoming 10th LP and working with Richard Swift again. Damien Begins touring in March with Viva Voce, then supports John Vanderslice in May. All info on those dates and new recording can be found here.

We also have one more Damien news item we’d like to fill you in on: tonight’s episode of House will feature “Everything Trying.” We are told this is going to be a particularly heart-wrenching scene, as you could imagine if you’re familiar with the song.

Watch Damien Perform Three Songs While He Streams Through The Utrecht Canals!

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About a year ago, Dutch Web site The Canal Sessions filmed Damien Jurado performing while streaming the canals of Utrecht. They’ve posted three videos for “Arkansas,” “Pear” and “Abilene.”

These lovely autumn colors and that fantastic coat make me sooo ready for Fall to finally begin. You know what that means- pumpkin patches, crunchy leaves and fall tours galore. And Damien’s hitting the road with Shearwater starting in November! Check out the dates, after the jump.

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Damien Jurado Release Day Celebration!

Happy Saint Bartlett Day! There are two big Damien Jurado events to kick off the release today in Seattle.

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First is a live in-studio performance at KEXP at noon PST / 3pm EST during the Midday show with Cheryl Waters.  It’s easy as pie to tune in at itunes or at their site.

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Second is an in-store performance at Sonic Boom‘s Ballard location.  It starts at 6:30 pm, is free and all-ages, and you can very easily pick up your new copy of Saint Bartlett at the same time.  I bet he’ll even cover Dio if you ask reallllllll nice.

Thank you for your support, Seattle!

Pre-order Saint Bartlett from Insound, get a cool drawing!

Good morning, SC Blog Readers.

I have some terrific news for anyone who hasn’t  yet pre-ordered Damien Jurado’s new record, Saint Bartlett.  The first 50 pre-orders at Insound will be packaged with an original drawing that Damien did.  I got to look through them last week, and they are all so rad!  I scanned some of my favorite ones to show the blog.

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Click here to pre-order the CD

Click here to pre-order the LP

Damien made 50 and hand-numbered/signed all of them, so this is a limited thing!  Don’t procrastinate and you’ll be handsomely rewarded.

Download Free Damien Jurado MP3 for “Cloudy Shoes” !

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In honor of the torrential rains that have fallen upon Bloomington, Indiana, we are offering the gorgeous Saint Bartlett album-opener, “Cloudy Shoes,” for download on our website.

Click here to download “Cloudy Shoes”

For those with ants in their pants about hearing Saint Bartlett, we have the perfect solution: pre-order it on our mail order page.  You will receive an instant download of the record, and your CD and/or LP will arrive by the release date (5/25).  Waiting is for BOZOS!

Damien is about to embark upon a massive US tour with an 8 piece orchestra that whose working title is “The Saint Bartlett Band.”  By night they sometimes go as Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, and they will be opening all the shows as such and then performing along with Damien to recreate the lush sounds of Saint Bartlett.  Sounds really lovely, right?  They’ll be here in Bloomington at the Bishop on June 13th.  Will you be as lucky?

5/29/10 Seattle, WA – Triple Door (release part-ay)
6/02/10 Boise, ID – Neurolux
6/03/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
6/04/10 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
6/05/10 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
6/06/10 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
6/07/10 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
6/08/10 Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
6/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas
6/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room
6/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northgate Tavern
6/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival
6/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
6/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit
6/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
6/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT The Bears
6/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
6/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
6/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
6/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA
6/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Random Row Books
6/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
6/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End
6/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
6/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille
6/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
6/29/10 San Diego, CA The Casbah
6/30/10 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
7/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
7/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
7/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

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

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
San Diego, CA - The Casbah

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