Check out MP3 of song
“Gillian Was A Horse.”
By Blurt Staff
Damien Jurado’s next album, Caught In the Trees, is due September 9th from Secretly
Canadian. It marks the dawn of a new era for Jurado — not be a huge departure
from some of his past albums musically, but lyrically Jurado has taken a giant
leap forward and there is no turning back. Best known for his dark yet fragile
first person fictional tales, Jurado now unlocks the door and invites us into
his own enigmatic world.
Jurado took a full year to make this record, longer than
ever before, as he ran away from and eventually found himself in his own songs.
He subsequently found refuge in sharing the songs with his closest friends and
bandmates, Eric Fisher and Jenna Conrad. Having walked alongside him through
this most challenging journey, the songs that came out of it are as much theirs
as his. Jurado, Fisher, and Conrad collaborated on the compositions – some much
more rocking than Jurado fans are used to, but ever as intense – and pulled in
producers Kory Kruckenberg and Casey Foubert to contribute their own unique
Recording started in the summer months and the sweltering
heat, and wrapped in the freezing temps of winter. (It is clear on first listen
that two distinct seasons are represented through Caught In the Trees – an accidental metaphor perhaps?) There was
laughter and there was introspection, and the result is a record that Jurado
loyalists will find was worth the wait. And perhaps a reason to listen for
those who have yet to give this bedraggled storyteller a chance.
You can snag a preview of the album by checking out an MP3
of the leadoff track
Jurado will be previewing two other songs,
“Sheets” and “Everything Trying,” in an intimate solo
performance on The Daily Habit
this Monday, June 23rd at 9:00pm EST and again at 12:00am EST. For more
program times, visit the Fuel TV site.
He’ll then return to the UK in August for two headline dates
and a set at the Green Man festival. He will be accompanied by Eric Fisher and
Jenna Conrad. A U.S.
tour will be announced shortly.
August 17 Crickhowell, Green Man Festival
August 18 Manchester,
Trinity Chapel 7.30pm
August 19 London,
Bush Hall w/Bowerbirds 7.30pm