2000 Album Available on Vinyl for the First Time!
When folks talk about Damien Jurado, there seems to be some confusion. Damien's a tortured soul, Damien's a folk singer, Damien's a pop song master, Damien's sad and down, Damien's silly, Damien's crazy, Damien's just your average guy. Some confusion, and that's okay. All of the disparate statements aside, everyone agrees on one thing: Damien writes damn good songs. 2000's understated Ghost of David, the ambient-experimental third album by Jurado, is now available on vinyl for the first time courtesy of Sup Pop Records.
Jurado is an urban-folk singer with his hand in the baskets of all the right fringe genres. He's a storyteller, and the stories have matured steadily since he first appeared on the scene with the perfect balance of lighthearted pop and saddest of the sad on his early singles and first full-length, Waters Ave S. Since then, (with his second full-length, Rehearsals for Departure, the Gather in Song EP (both from 1999), and this year's collection of found recordings, Postcards and Audio Letters) he's moved more toward the dark, and if you ask him, he'll tell you point blank that it's in the dark where you'll find us all.