Damien Jurado: “Arkansas” / “Cloudy Shoes” [MP3's+VIDEO]

Damien Jurado está lançando um novo álbum, Saint Bartlett, via Secretly Canadian, o décimo na carreira do cantautor. Os primeiros singles são “Arkansas” e “Cloudy Shoes”, mais duas belas canções de Damien.

MP3: Damien Jurado - “Arkansas”

MP3: Damien Jurado - “Cloudy Shoes”

VIDEO: Damien Jurado - “Arkansas” [MOV]
Directed by Lance Alton Troxel & Ulysses///Onasis.

Lembrando algumas canções de álbuns anteriores:

MP3: Damien Jurado - “Gillian Was A Horse”
MP3: Damien Jurado - “What Were The Chances”
MP3: Damien Jurado - “White Center”
MP3: Damien Jurado - “Texas To Ohio”
MP3: Damien Jurado - “Paperwings”

Saint Bartlett
Released: 25 May 2010

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.

Cloudy Shoes
Rachel & Cali
Throwing Your Voice
Kansas City
The Falling Snow
Beacon Hill
With Lightning In Your Hands

ORDER: Saint Bartlett

Links: damienjurado.com | saintbartlett.com | myspace | facebook | twitter | secretlycanadian

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