Published Oct 16, 2013Moving on from the recent reissue of Damien Jurado's Where Shall You Take Me?, the Washington State singer-songwriter has now announced a brand new set titled Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. Marking his 11th studio overall, it arrives January 21 in North America through Secretly Canadian and a day earlier overseas.
A press release for the set notes that Jurado's Saint Bartlett pal Richard Swift is once again onboard as producer, and the pair tracked the LP together at the National Freedom Studios in Cottage Grove, OR.
An album trailer directed by filmmaker Dan Huiting has Jurado explaining that the 10-song record is a sequel to his 2012 LP Maraqopa, noting cryptically: "It's about a guy who disappears on a search, if you will, for himself, and he never comes home."
You can learn more about the LP while checking out conga drum-laden snippets via the player down below, where you'll also find the tracklisting and some dates set up in the U.S. and Europe early next year.
Father John Misty has also penned an entire essay about Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. And while you can read the whole thing at Spin, here's an excerpt:
Abandoned motels, barren highways, magazine killers, Chevrolets backing out of driveways in the middle of the night, wedding photos, intoxicated hands, bleary-eyed circus clowns, barstool salvation, yeah, yeah, yeah, we get it: "America." We'd all like to live there, but we don't. No one does. We're stuck with Jamba Juice and the internet, occasionally a charming, aesthetically pleasing dilapidated monument of the pre-Air Conditioned Nightmare on the side of the road. For a minute we can marvel and say "Wow, there's nothing out here!" Nothing except a huge fucking interstate freeway and a massive telecommunication network on which we can Instagram bucolic isolation.
Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son:
1. Magic Number
2. Silver Timothy
3. Return to Maraqopa
4. Metallic Cloud
5. Jericho Road
6. Silver Donna
7. Silver Malcolm
8. Silver Katherine
9. Silver Joy
10. Suns In Our Mind
01/17 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
01/22 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
01/23 Allston, MA - Brighton Hall
01/24 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
01/25 Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
01/26 Washington, DC - DC9
01/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Warhol Arts
01/29 Louisville, KY - Headliners
01/30 Madison, WI - Frequency
01/31 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
02/01 Chicago, IL - Schubas
02/18 Amsterdam, NL - De Duif
02/19 Gent, BE - Handelsbeurs
02/20 Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel
02/21 Copenhagen, DK - Vega
02/22 Berlin, DE - Heimathafen
02/23 Cologne, DE - Gebaeude 9
02/25 Munich, DE - Milla
02/26 Ravenna, IT - Bronson
02/27 Rome, IT - Lanifico 159
02/28 Milan, IT - Bellezza
03/01 Zurich, CH - El Lokal
03/03 London, UK - Village Underground
03/05 Dublin, IE - Whelan's