Damien Jurado’s new album gets a music video and a frankly kinda moving essay by Father John Misty that makes me want to slurp down a milkshake at a dingy roadside diner ASAP

Damien Jurado's new album gets a music video and a frankly kinda moving essay by Father John Misty that makes me want to slurp down a milkshake at a dingy roadside diner ASAP

On his 11th studio album, Seattle-based Damien Jurado is all about turning expectations on their head. For example, the album is called Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, but it’s not about a cult! And it was recorded at a place (a recording studio, to be exact, but maybe you guessed that already) in Cottage Grove, Oregon called National Freedom, but that’s not a weird death cult either! Or even a weird death militia! To give fans a little taste of what the album’s all about, Spin has an essay about said album by Father John Misty, but that’s not about a cult either ohhhhhh who are we kidding, it’s Father John Misty, let’s all just don white robes and run off into the wilderness with him and Damien Jurado.

Which, for denizens of the majority of Western Civilization, shouldn’t be too hard, since Damien Jurado’s upcoming winter tour is leaving no corner of Europe or the United States untouched. You can preview the work Jurado did with producer Richard Swift below via the music video for album track “Silver Timothy,” which again, denies all expectations:

Father John preaches:

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.

If you see Father John, give him a hug and take him to a Bob’s Big Boy, preferably one that still has the giant fiberglass Big Boy outside. Maybe he can find happiness there. Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son is out January 21.

Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son tracklisting:

01. Magic Number
02. Silver Timothy
03. Return to Maraqopa
04. Metallic Cloud
05. Jericho Road
06. Silver Donna
07. Silver Malcolm
08. Silver Katherine
09. Silver Joy
10. Suns in Our Mind


12.01.13 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who?
12.03.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Huis 23
12.04.13 - London, UK - St. Pancras Old Church
12.05.13 - Paris, France - La Loge
12.06.13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Soedra Teatern
12.08.13 - Madrid, Spain - Teatro Del Arte
12.11.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Red Cinema Sessions @ Roode Bioscoop
01.17.14 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
01.22.14 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
01.23.14 - Allston, MA - Brighton Hall
01.24.14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
01.25.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
01.26.14 - Washington, DC - DC9
01.28.14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Warhol Arts
01.29.14 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
01.30.14 - Madison, WI - Frequency
01.31.14 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
02.01.14 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
02.18.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - De Duif
02.19.14 - Gent, Belgium - Handelsbeurs
02.20.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel
02.21.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
02.22.14 - Berlin, Germany - Heimathafen
02.23.14 - Cologne, Germany - Gebaeude 9
02.25.14 - Munich, Germany - Milla
02.26.14 - Ravenna, Italy - Bronson
02.27.14 - Rome, Italy - Lanifico 159
02.28.14 - Milan, Italy - Bellezza
03.01.14 - Zurich, Switzerland - El Lokal
03.03.14 - London, UK - Village Underground
03.05.14 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelan’s

• Damien Jurado: http://damienjurado.com
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