Damien Jurado has a new LP called Visions Of Us On The Land coming out on March 18h via Secretly Canadian/Inertia. It once again features producer Richard Swift and carries on the themes established on the excellent preceding albums Maraqopa and Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son.
‘Maraqopa’ the album introduced a character – deliberately unnamed, intended to represent anyone feeling that way – who stumbles upon the titular locale then gets into a car crash… which only frees him further. ‘Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son’. It picked up the narrative after the accident, in a commune inhabited by Silver Timothy, Silver Donna, and Silver Malcolm. ‘Visions of Us on the Land’ journeys further into the subconscious mind, a symbolic road trip spotlighting the people and towns that our central figure and his travelling companion, Silver Katherine, encounter upon leaving the commune. Hence the capitalized track titles, alluding to real American locations refracted through one’s third eye in the rear view mirror.