Damien Jurado Announces New Album, ‘Visions of Us on the Land’

Damien Jurado - Exit 353

Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien Jurado’s new opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012’s “Maraqopa’” and its 2014 follow-up “Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son”. Cut once again with label mate and super-producer Richard Swift at the latter’s National Freedom recording facility in rural Oregon, “Visions of Us On The Land” completes the tale of an individual who has had to disappear from society in order to to discover some universal truths. Just in time for the new year Jurado has gifted us the superbly crafted “Exit 353”.

“‘Exit 353’ was the first song I wrote for this new album, and I initially wasn’t sure about it. When it came time for me to be in the studio, sitting in front of the microphone, I hesitated as to whether or not I would actually perform it once I received the signal from Richard [Swift] that we were recording. I over-counted the beginning and just sang it through. When the take was finished, Richard turned to me and said, ‘I think this could be a great single.’ Living in the fresh uncertainty of what I had just recorded, I just had to lean into it and trust his instinct.”

Stream “Exit 353” below, and check out the artwork and track list.

Damien Jurado - Exit 353


1. November 20
2. Mellow Blue Polka Dot
4. Lon Bella
5. Sam and Davy
6. Prisms
9. On the Land Blues
10. Walrus
11. Exit 353
12. Cinco de Tomorrow
13. And Loraine
14. A.M. A.M.
15. Queen Anne
16. Orphans in the Key of E
17. Kola

Visions Of Us On The Land is out March 18th via Secretly Canadian.

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