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Damien Jurado Learns From Emptiness on 'What's New, Tomboy?'

What's New, Tomboy? is special for how profoundly Damien Jurado acknowledges what might be learned from the emptiness in this life, as well as from being still and waiting to be filled.

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"Questions That Lead to More Questions": An Interview with Damien Jurado

Singer/songwriter Damien Jurado talks with PopMatters about new album The Horizon Just Laughed, his complex perception of time, and avoiding cynicism.

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Damien Jurado - "Exit 353" (Singles Going Steady)

Country noir, crime and poverty. The music serves the narrative well and captures what it feels like to be trapped by life and the relief of the open road.

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The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

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Damien Jurado: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

Damien Jurado has created an album at least in part about the processes of artistic creation and interpretation -- temporary earths that point to something eternal.

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Listening Ahead: Anticipated Releases for Early 2014

As the record release schedule wakes up from its year-end hibernation, so too does "Listening Ahead" to cover a strong slate of eagerly anticipated early 2014 albums.

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Moby: Innocents

By hiring an outside producer and inviting male vocalists to sing on it, Innocents proves to be a unique album for Moby... on paper.

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Damien Jurado: 14 March 2012 - Paris, France

Fifteen years in, Jurado seems to be getting better with each new album.

Rory O'Connor
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New Damien Jurado Video From Forthcoming Release 'Maraqopa'

Clean electric guitar riffs swirl as a narrative of two lovers in danger unfolds among muted vacant buildings.

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Gardens & Villa: Gardens & Villa

With production assistance from label mate Richard Swift, this Santa Barbara quintet turns in an exciting debut.

Freeden Oeur
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Richard Swift and Damien Jurado - Other People's Songs (new album / MP3)

A deliciously eccentric covers record offered entirely for free via a freshly minted tumblr page, in their own words, "these recordings came about spontaneously, and we wanted to share them in the same manner."

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Damien Jurado: Saint Bartlett

Saint Bartlett won't change the opinion of anyone who's already had his or her mind made up on Damien Jurado, but for those awaiting a welcome fork in the road, the record more than satisfies. It's arguably the best front-to-back record of his career.

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Damien Jurado: Caught in the Trees

Jurado's idiom is as worn and familiar as a favored old coffee table.

Ross Langager
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Damien Jurado: And Now That Im in Your Shadow

Everybody leaves, gets left, or worse... within the stories told on this stark, sad, gorgeous album.

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Damien Jurado: On My Way to Absence

Delivering his most consistent record to date, Damien Jurado bypasses some of the dynamics that have made past songs so incredible.

Jill LaBrack
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Damien Jurado: Where Shall You Take Me?

Disheveled electric guitar strums and circling piano spar like late night drunks with no real fight left in them.

David Antrobus
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