When Damien Jurado stops by Boot & Saddle on January 25th, he’ll be playing in support of his upcoming Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son LP. The Seattle singer / songwriter is following up his 2012 effort Maraqopa with the new record and NPR Music’s First Listen is streaming it now, a couple of weeks ahead of its official release. From NPR’s Stephen Thompson:
Jurado isn’t one to provide a linear path to easy answers, but he does let Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son coast to a landing on the strength of a few surprisingly light and lovely songs. In contrast to the billowy and mysterious arrangements that preceded them (both here and on Jurado’s most recent records), “Silver Katherine,” Silver Joy” and “Suns in Our Mind” close down the proceedings with moments of straightforwardly quiet grace. “Suns in Our Mind” even injects a bit of humor, complete with playful snoring noises — yet another unexpected wrinkle from an artist who never stops surprising.