Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Silver Timothy” by Damien Jurado (playing Boot & Saddle 1/25)

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Photo by Steve Gullick
Photo by Steve Gullick

Seattle based singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has a new album, Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son coming out January 21st on Secretly Canadian. Since 1997, Jurado has released several dozen albums, singles and EP’s. Throughout his career he has held the torch and set the bar high for the genre of the indie-songwriter and is held in high esteem along with musicians who work the same landscape like Connor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Cat Power, Bill Callahan, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), and the late Elliot Smith. His new album highlights his ability to write emotionally intense songs. Writing about Brothers and Sisters for NPR Music, Stephen Thompson says:

Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son is intended as a sequel to 2012′s Maraqopa — both were produced by the terrific Richard Swift, who’s made fine records of his own — but it’s far from a rehash of old ideas. Both records reflect on ideas of alienation, disappearance and the pursuit of self, yet Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son takes them further, while enshrouding Jurado’s voice in arrangements that alternately sparkle and search.

Jurado plays Boot & Saddle on Saturday, January 25th. Stream and watch the video for “Silver Timothy” below. You can also stream Damien’s new album in its entirety here.