Damien Jurado – “South”

Damien Jurado has announced a new album, In The Shape Of A Storm, which comes on the heels of last year’s The Horizon Just Laughed. It’s his first for Mama Bird Recording Co., and he recorded it over the course of only two hours in an afternoon. And because it was recorded so quickly, it’s pretty much just Jurado’s voice and his guitar, as evidenced by its lead single “South.” But Jurado has enough experience under his belt to wrangle every ounce of emotion out of those two instruments.

“’South’, like most songs that I write, is a collage of sorts, or collection of snapshots, that center around two characters,” Jurado said in a statement. “One could even presume me, or me as an alternate self. Dark, isolated, and slightly menacing in tone for a waltz number.”

Listen below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Lincoln”
02 “Newspaper Gown”
03 “Oh Weather”
04 “South”
05 “Throw Me Now Your Arms”
06 “Where You Want Me To Be”
07 “Silver Ball”
08 “The Shape Of A Storm”
09 “Anchors”
10 “Hands On The Table”

2/27 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
2/28 Austin, TX @ The North Door
3/01 Dallas, TX @ The Wild Detectives
3/02 Dallas, TX @ The Wild Detectives
3/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Highland Park Ebell Club*
4/05 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
5/10 Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot*
5/11 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace*
5/13 Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts*
5/14 Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
5/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Park Church Co-op*
5/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Park Church Co-op*
5/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
5/18 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall*
5/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cabaret at Theater Square*
5/22 Hopewell, NJ @ Hopewell Theater*
5/23 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt*
5/24 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel*
8/02-04 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
* w/ Anna St. Louis

In The Shape Of A Storm is out 4/12 via Mama Bird Recording Co. Pre-order it here.

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