Damien Jurado:: Caught In the Trees

Out today is Damien Jurado’s newest album, Caught In The Trees, courteous of Secretly Canadian. Caught In The Trees explores new thoughts and territory for Damien Jurado, with music which feels more open, a bit thicker, and at times more appealing than ever before. The album opens with the playful acoustic folk pop of “Gillian Was A Horse,” filled out with the same fragrant feminine harmonies featured throughout this work. While the opener reminds me of something in the vein of Ben Lee and Ben Kweller, “Trials” immediately separates from the fold, taking in a solitary vision and the feeling that a cold storm is about to pass one way or another. While no complete departure, this is indeed a new season done in lighter shade with maintained poignancy and exhibited best on “Sorry Is For You,” a mid-tempo choppy acoustic colored number conjuring up an infectious riot of mood. At its most beautiful, comes the wanting and wondering of “Last Rights,” complete with light efficient harmonies that do much to bring out visions of falling snow, frozen lakes, and fading snow angels. After more listens than I can count, this one is easily my favorite album in the Damien Jurado catalog. Caught In The Trees features Damien’s closest mates, Eric Fisher and Jenna Conrad, along with the added nuances of Kory Kruckenberg and Casey Foubert.

gillian was a horse.mp3
Sep 9 Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Sep 10 The Independent San Francisco, California
Sep 12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Sep 13 Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Sep 25 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Sep 26 Biliken Club St. Louis, Missouri
Sep 27 University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Madison, Wisconsin
Sep 29 T.T. The Bear’s Place Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sep 30 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Oct 1 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Oct 2 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington DC -, Washington DC
Oct 3 First Unitarian Chapel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 4 Milo Arts Columbus, Ohio
Nov 1 Paradiso Amsterdam
Nov 2 Q-Bus Leiden
Nov 3 The Cooler Bristol
Nov 4 Night & Day Cafe Manchester
Nov 5 Stereo Glasgow
Nov 6 Union Chapel London
Nov 7 La Fleche D’Or Paris
Nov 8 Trix Antwerp
Nov 9 Roepaen Ottersum
Nov 11 Zapata Berlin
Nov 14 Debaser Malmo
Nov 15 Pusterviksbaren Goteborg
Nov 16 2.35:1 Stockholm
Nov 17 Club Betong Oslo
Jan 1 Spain, Denmark, Minneapolis, Texas, Arizona, Denver, etc. TBA!! caught in your tree


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