Songs for your iPod

Going with some under-appreciated artists today...


(Damien Jurado is an underrated singer-songwriter who despite critical praise and 10 albums in 15 years is still not very well-known. I haven't listened to all his back catalogue, his new 2012 album Maraqopa is worth your time. His music is impossible to completely pin down, I would go so far as to say contemplative lyrics and an acoustic guitar are common features. A vast variety of styles, instruments, and moods are explored during the 10 tracks on his new record. In a 2012 interview Jurado talks about the meaning of the album title Maraqopa. Stream the entire album here. Below are my 3 favorites)

Working Titles - Damien Jurado



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So On Nevada - Damien Jurado



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This Time Next Year - Damien Jurado (Live on KEXP)




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(Wonderful lyrics, thanks Nick, at the escape hatch)

Ivory Road - King Charles

King Charles - Ivory Road by Anderkins

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Her voice is not for everyone, but Hadestown was for me among the very best folk albums of 2010. Anais Mitchell has created a fine follow-up entitled Young Man in America. Besides below track, most of my favorites on the new 2012 LP are towards the end of the album: You are forgiven, Annemarie, and Ships. Stream the full album at pastemagazine)

Shepherd - Anais Mitchell

Listeners, any thoughts on this week's music?

3 comments:

  1. Excellent songs! Complement my rainy Saturday perfectly.

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  2. The King Charles track is great. So simple but beautifully written. Thanks for sharing that!

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  3. @Robert: Thanks, nice the songs were to your liking. Too bad about the car trouble you had, better luck next time!

    @Bonjour Tristesse: Love the band name King Charles, our dog was of that breed ( : Those lyrics are indeed quite something.

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