DAMIEN JURADO | Saint Bartlett

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  1. Cloudy Shoes
  2. Arkansas
  3. Rachel & Cali
  4. Throwing Your Voice
  5. Wallingford
  6. Pear
  7. Kansas City
  8. Harborview
  9. Kalama
  10. The Falling Snow
  11. Beacon Hill
  12. With Lightning In Your Hands
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Saint Bartlett opens up with a grandiosity yet unheard on a Damien Jurado album. It strips away the many layers of paint from the house down the street where we know Jurado has occupied for the last decade. The new coat is exhilarating. It makes the whole neighborhood shine. It's a modest grandiosity; still homegrown. The mellotron swells, heavenly handclaps ring in stereo and big drums create a sky for the songs to fly in. And the words. Words spring forth from within the volcano of Jurado, full of hope. There's so much hope, in fact, that album opener "Cloudy Shoes" turns into a call-and-response with himself, as though it were a dialogue between two halves of himself.

"I wish that I could float up from the ground / I will never know what that's like"

Heavy stuff. Richard Swift's Spector-esque production is spot-on. He ferries Jurado across the river, where the metamorphosis occurs. He then ferries him back, and it is through Swift's lens that we see Jurado not as a folk singer, but as a mystic -- somewhere between Van Morrison, Scott Walker and Wayne Coyne. Saint Bartlett was made entirely at Swift's National Freedom studio in Oregon, in just under a week with only Jurado and Swift as the performers.

(SC192 released: 05/25/10)

AUDIO

Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Museum of Flight by Damien Jurado
Nothing is the News by Damien Jurado

TOUR DATES

10/11/14
Pasadena, CA - Taste of South Lake - FREE SHOW

10/12/14
Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg HiFi

02/02/15
Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theatre  w/ Jason Isbell

02/04/15
Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre  w/ Jason Isbell

02/05/15
Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre  w/ Jason Isbell

02/07/15
New York, NY - Beacon Theatre  w/ Jason Isbell

02/09/15
Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall  w/ Jason Isbell

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AGENT CONTACT

USA
Seth Fein
The Nicodemus Agency
1115 W.Oregon Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
p: (217) 367-3140
e: seth@nicodemusagency.com
f: (217) 367-3142

EUROPE:
Belmont Bookings - Bas Flesseman
P.O. Box 93031
1090 BA Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
31 (0)20 616 2612
31 (0)20 616 6898
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