New Release: Damien Jurado – Throw Me Now Your Arms

Damien Jurado is sharing the third offering from his new album, In The Shape Of A Storm, coming out on April 12th, with the beautifully sentimental “Throw Me Now Your Arms”

Hear it below…

More upbeat than the last two singles, the song paints a picture of love, support and healthy devotion. A stunning piece, it was preceded by the first single “South”, followed by the opening track from his new album, an unearthed two decade-old track, “Lincoln”, which had been slated for his third record but lost in a freak chance technical glitch, only to be re-discovered and re-recorded for In The Shape Of A Storm

Jurado is about to embark on his album release tour, beginning with an album release show at Portland’s Revolution Hall, followed by a Northeast run with Anna St. Louis before heading through the Southeast, and making an appearance at Pickathon this summer…

4/05 Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
5/10 Burlington, VT, Arts Riot*
5/11 Portsmouth, NH, 3S Artspace*
5/13 Holyoke, MA, Gateway City Arts*
5/14 Allston, MA, Great Scott*
5/15 Brooklyn, NY, Park Church Co-op*
5/16 Brooklyn, NY, Park Church Co-op*
5/17 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s*
5/18 Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall*
5/20 Pittsburgh, PA, Cabaret at Theater Square*
5/22 Hopewell, NJ, Hopewell Theater*
5/23 Ithaca, NY, The Haunt*
5/24 Toronto, ON, The Drake Hotel*
6/20 Asheville, NC, Asheville Masonic Temple
6/22 Lexington, KY, The Burl
6/23 Charleston, WV, Mountain Stage (Cultural Center Theater)
6/24 Charlottesville, VA, Woolen Mills Chapel
6/25 Richmond, VA, Richmond Music Hall
6/26 Virginia Beach, VA, Elevation 27
6/28 Charlotte, NC, Neighborhood Theater
6/29 Decatur, GA, Eddie’s Attic
6/30 Decatur, GA, Eddie’s Attic
8/2-4 Happy Valley, OR, Pickathon

*with Anna St. Louis

For more than two decades, Jurado has sung folk songs brimming with prophetic imagination. Whether singing ballads about killers, wounded lovers, UFO cults, or yes, the phantoms of departed friends, he’s populated his work with eerie foretelling, the sense that he’s divining something just on the verge of happening. He wrote his last record, 2018’s The Horizon Just Laughed as a goodbye letter to his home of Seattle, Washington, before he’d even decided to leave there for sunny Los Angeles. And while he recorded the ten songs featured on In The Shape Of A Storm months before the passing of his longtime collaborator and close friend Richard Swift, it’s no coincidence that Swift’s death looms over the album. “His absence is very much felt on this record,” Jurado says

Damien has always worked fast, but In The Shape Of A Storm came together with unprecedented speed. Recorded over the course of two hours one California afternoon, it’s Jurado’s sparsest album to date. Gone are the thundering drums and psychedelic arrangements that defined the trilogy of concept albums he made with Swift. Gone even is the atmospheric air that hovered above his early albums for Sub Pop. Here, there’s only Jurado’s voice, acoustic guitar, and occasional accompaniment from Josh Gordon, playing a high-strung guitar tuned Nashville style, rendering its sound spooky and celestial. Though fans have long requested a solo acoustic album, the prospect never made sense to Jurado, until one day it simply did. “It just felt like it was time,” Jurado says. The idea of an unadorned album became its own medium in his mind, like a painter who sets down his brushes and instead opts for charcoal pencils instead

Damien Jurado’s discography is filled with songs written as miniature movies, cinematic vignettes that capture people, the places they are from, and where they are going. In The Shape Of A Storm is his first black and white picture. It’s both a snapshot of two hours in a California recording studio and a document spanning 19 years and a life of music