What I Heard This Morning: Damien Jurado

I admit to knowing little to nothing about Damien Jurado, an indie presence that’s been kicking out records since 1995. In this instance, the press release will say it best:

In order to create a live reproduction of the grandiose recordings of his upcoming record, Saint Bartlett, Damien Jurado enlisted eight musicians from Seattle band Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground to join him on tour as The Saint Bartlett Band. The resulting concerts will be unlike anything Damien Jurado fans have seen before - the songs done justice with an orchestra adding violin, cello, tuba, french horn and keys.


Saint Bartlett is being released by Secretly Canadian on May 25th. One trend of Internet promotion is the growing utilization of album trailers. Musician and Saint Bartlett producer, Richard Swift, came up with a couple for Jurado’s new album.

Saint Bartlett from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.



Saint Bartlett Trailer #2 from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.



You can also check out the folk-ish thud thud of its first single, “Alabama.”

”Alabama”

Also from the press release:

All concerts will be opened by a set from Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground:

5/29/10 Seattle, WA - Triple Door (release party with additional players)
6/02/10 Boise, ID - Neurolux
6/03/10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
6/04/10 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
6/05/10 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater
6/06/10 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
6/07/10 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
6/08/10 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
6/09/10 Chicago, IL - Schubas
6/10/10 Louisville, KY - 930 Listening Room
6/11/10 Cincinnati, OH - Northgate Tavern
6/12/10 Indianapolis, IN - IMAF Festival
6/13/10 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
6/14/10 Columbus, OH - The Treehouse
6/15/10 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
6/16/10 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bears
6/17/10 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
6/18/10 Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield
6/19/10 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
6/20/10 Arlington, VA - IOTA
6/21/10 Charlottesville, VA - Random Row Books
6/22/10 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
6/23/10 Nashville, TN - The End
6/24/10 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
6/26/10 Austin, TX - Club DeVille
6/28/10 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
6/29/10 San Diego, CA The Casbah
6/30/10 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
7/01/10 Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
7/02/10 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
7/03/10 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios


All links provided by Secretly Canadian

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead
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