Seattle indie folk vet Damien Jurado is already ready to follow his solid 2018 album The Horizon Just Laughed with a new one this year. It's called In The Shape of A Storm, and it comes out on April 12 via Mama Bird Recording Co, his first for the label (following 15 years of albums on Secretly Canadian and seven years of albums/EPs on Sub Pop before that). This album sees Damien stripping away the ambitious arrangements of his last few albums, instead focusing on just his own voice and acoustic guitar, with "occasional accompaniment" from Josh Gordon. You can get a taste of that from the somber, bare-bones lead single "South," which is just as gripping as his more fleshed-out songs. "’South’, like most songs that I write, is a collage of sorts, or collection of snapshots, that center around two characters. One could even presume me, or me as an alternate self. Dark, isolated, and slightly menacing in tone for a waltz number," Damien says. Listen below.

Damien has also announced a tour, including support on several dates from Anna St. Louis, which is a great pairing.

The tour includes two nights at Greenpoint's gorgeous Park Church Co-Op: May 15 and 16. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (2/15) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. Lincoln
2. Newspaper Gown
3. Oh Weather
4. South
5. Throw Me Now Your Arms
6. Where You Want Me to Be
7. Silver Ball
8. The Shape of a Storm
9. Anchors
10. Hands on the Table

Damien Jurado -- 2019 Tour Dates

2/27 San Antonio, TX, Paper Tiger
2/28 Austin, TX, The North Door
3/01 Dallas, TX, The Wild Detectives
3/02 Dallas,TX, The Wild Detectives
3/07 Los Angeles, CA, Highland Park Ebell Club*
4/05 Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
5/10 Burlington, VT, Arts Riot*
5/11 Portsmouth, NH, 3S Artspace*
5/13 Holyoke, MA, Gateway City Arts*
5/14 Allston, MA, Great Scott*
5/15 Brooklyn, NY, Park Church Co-op*
5/16 Brooklyn, NY, Park Church Co-op*
5/17 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s*
5/18 Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall*
5/20 Pittsburgh, PA, Cabaret at Theater Square*
5/22 Hopewell, NJ, Hopewell Theater*
5/23 Ithaca, NY, The Haunt*
5/24 Toronto, ON, The Drake Hotel*
8/2-4 Happy Valley, OR, Pickathon

*with Anna St. Louis