((Damien Jurado)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Seattle's Damien Jurado is a more depressed Pedro the Lion. And that's saying something since David Bazan, also from Seattle, distresses over lust, murder and sin. What is it about that city and depression? Oh I know, maybe it's because it rains ALL THE TIME.

Damien and David are friends, share the same religion and the same style of storytelling. Jurado is at his best when focusing on despair. That's just the way he rolls.

Besides Pedro, his music is similar in tone and feeling to Nick Drake, Cat Power, and Elliott Smith. Not exactly a cheery group there. Jurado has always had rich country/folk elements prominent in his work and pulls off an unbelievable feat of actually making twang listenable. This is dark, brooding music that captures one aspect of this life. Either you love or you hate it. I happen to love it.

Damien Jurado - Maraqopa by Alterato_Ego
Published April 20, 2009
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