Damien Jurado is my favorite contemporary singer/songwriter. No question about it. He is the the one artist who i have listened to more consistently than any other over the past 10 years.
News of a new album from Jurado often ends up with the search for my favorite album of whatever year it is being called of. He really does it for me on that kind of consistent basis. Well...just over six months into 2008 and it looks as though the quest for this years end of year poll topper could have a new front runner, with the announcement of the impending release of 'Caught In The Trees'.
A year in the making - recorded between the warmth of summer 2007 and the following winter, 'Caught In The Trees' is said to reflect the two distinct seasons within which it was completed. The album will be released on Secretly Canadian on September 9th, 2008.
Below is the first officially released track from 'Caught In The Trees', 'Gillian Was A Horse' and a live version of another new track, the quite brilliant 'Sheets', which was recorded live for KEXP in September 2007.
MP3: Damien Jurado - Gillian Was A Horse (courtesy of Secretly Canadian)
Damien Jurado - Sheets (Live On KEXP)
Damien Jurado's Caught In The Trees Blog
Damien Jurado on Myspace
Support The Artist. Buy. Buy. Buy.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Posted by Sweetheart Of The Radio at 10:26 PM