For more than two decades, DAMIEN JURADO has sung folk songs brimming with prophetic imagination. Whether singing ballads about killers, wounded lovers, UFO cults, or yes, the phantoms of departed friends, he’s populated his work with eerie foretelling, the sense that he’s divining something just on the verge of happening. He wrote his last record, 2018’s The Horizon Just Laughed as a goodbye letter to his home of Seattle, Washington, before he’d even decided to leave there for sunny Los Angeles. And while he recorded the ten songs featured on In the Shape of a Storm months before the passing of his longtime collaborator and close friend Richard Swift, it’s no coincidence that Swift’s death looms over the album. “His absence is very much felt on this record,” Jurado says. Damien has always worked fast, but In the Shape of a Storm came together with unprecedented speed. Recorded over the course of two hours one California afternoon, it’s Jurado’s sparsest album to date. Gone are the thundering drums and psychedelic arrangements that defined the trilogy of concept albums he made with Swift. Gone even is the atmospheric air that hovered above his early albums for Sub Pop. Here, there’s only Jurado’s voice, acoustic guitar, and occasional accompaniment from Josh Gordon, playing a high-strung guitar tuned Nashville style, rendering its sound spooky and celestial.
Damien Jurado: In The Shape Of A Storm
Lincoln Damien Jurado 30''
Newspaper Gown Damien Jurado 30''
Oh Weather Damien Jurado 30''
South Damien Jurado 30''
Throw Me Now Your Arms Damien Jurado 30''
Where You Want Me To Be Damien Jurado 30''
Silver Ball Damien Jurado 30''
The Shape Of A Storm Damien Jurado 30''
Anchors Damien Jurado 30''
Hands On The Table Damien Jurado 30''