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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.

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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Damien Jurado Spring Tour With Viva Voce, Top 5 Albums of 2010

02-damien-jurado-live-at-the-earl-whaun-590x393Photo via The Blue Indian

Damien Jurado doesn’t listen to a whole lot of music released after 1963, so you can imagine his Top 5 Favorite Albums of 2010 are the real deal.

1. The Head and The Heart – s/t – s/l
2. Sonny and the Sunsets - Tomorrow is Alright – Fat Possum
3. Phosphorescent – Here’s to Taking it Easy - Dead Oceans
4. Jeremy Jay – Splash – K
5. Antony and the Johnsons – Swanlights – Secretly Canadian

Damien will be back on tour this March through the West Coast & South. All dates with Viva Voce except for Memphis!

03/04/11 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
03/05/11 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
03/07/11 Bend, OR – Tower Theatre
03/09/11 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
03/10/11 San Diego, CA – The Loft
03/12/11 Norman, OK – Opolis
03/13/11 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
03/14/11 Little Rock, AR – Whitewater Tavern
03/16/11 Houston, TX – The Mink backroom
03/18/11 Austin, TX – The Tap Room
03/21/11 Phoenix, AZ – Sail Inn
03/22/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
03/23/11 Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place
03/25/11 Memphis, TN – Young Ave Deli – Fareveller Festival

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

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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