Damien Jurado Announces Visions of Us on the Land

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Damien Jurado just announced Visions of Us on the Land, a new studio album and the third in a series (including 2012’s Maraqopa and 2014’s Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son) of albums featuring a string of recurring characters and produced by Richard Swift.

Jurado also shared a first track from the record, the ethereal “Exit 353.”

“‘Exit 353’ was the first song I wrote for this new album, and I initially wasn’t sure about it,” Jurado tells NPR. “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.”

Visions of Us on the Land releases 3/18 via Secretly Canadian. Listen to “Exit 353” at NPR Music.

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

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