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Damien Jurado

Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

Secretly Canadian

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There’s always been a hint of spirituality to Damien Jurado. The Seattle-born singer/songwriter’s solo recordings tend to bathe in chiming melodies and puritanical lyricism, creating deep and soulful psalms flushed with introspection. For album number 13, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, Jurado takes his musical piety one step further, creating a record that focuses on the inner workings of a self-made religious community.

Thankfully, Jurado has lost none of his knack for a song. Each cut is bedecked with gorgeous guitar lilts that seem to weave like fine silk through the divine “Silver Katherine” and “Metallic Cloud.” Much of what’s on offer is typical Jurado, with “Jericho Road” and “Magic Number” recalling the dreamy compositions of 2012’s Maraqopa (one track is even titled “Return to Maraqopa”). Yet, while musically this is nothing groundbreaking, the simple fact remains: Damien Jurado is very, very good for the soul. (www.damienjurado.com)

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