Damien Jurado
Leanord Cohen

"Laura Gibson's new album, Beasts of Seasons, is nothing short of a masterpiece, both for its flawless and often haunting execution and for its inspired statements on the human experience. Broken into two parts, "Communion Songs" and "Funeral Songs," the album opens with a foreboding burst of feedback and static. If it's the sonic equivalent of darkness and what may be lurking there, then Gibson's fragile voice and plaintively strummed guitar soon emerge as a flicker of light. It's a mesmerizing contrast, as the curtain rises for Gibson's beautifully gloomy and arresting meditations on life and death."
[NPR is streaming the whole album]

Damien Jurado is going on tour with Laura Gibson. Tickets are on sale for an April 17th show at the Bell House in Brooklyn. All dates below...

Damien Jurado & Laura Gibson - 2009 Tour Dates
4/1/09 Spokane, WA - Empyrean Coffee House (no Laura)
4/3/09 Boise, ID - Neurolux
4/4/09 Provo, UT - Velour
4/5/09 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
4/7/09 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
4/8/09 Iowa City, IA - The Picador
4/9/09 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
4/10/09 Chicago, IL - Schubas
4/11/09 Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording
4/12/09 Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig
4/14/09 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
4/15/09 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
4/16/09 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's Place
4/17/09 Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
4/18/09 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Chapel
4/19/09 Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java
4/21/09 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
4/22/09 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
4/23/09 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
4/24/09 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
4/25/09 Nashville, TN - The Basement
4/27/09 Norman, OK - The Opolis
4/28/09 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
4/29/09 Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe
5/1/09 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
5/2/09 San Diego, CA - Casbah
5/3/09 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
5/4/09 Santa Barbara, CA - Muddy Waters
5/5/09 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
5/7/09 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
5/8/09 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe

"Jurado will be playing solo and will be joined by supporting act Laura Gibson beginning on April 3rd."

Laura Gibson - other 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 17 - Troubadour w/ Juana Molina Los Angeles, California
Feb 20 - Linfield College w/ Portland Cello Project McMinnville, Oregon
Feb 24 - BEASTS OF SEASONS Everywhere, USA and Japan
Feb 24 - Music Millennium In-Store Portland, Oregon
Feb 25 - Luigi's Fun Garden Sacramento, California
Feb 26 - Noise Pop - Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
Feb 27 - Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
Feb 28 - Tokyo Gardens Fresno, California
Mar 1 - Boo Boo Records San Luis Obispo, California
Mar 5 - St. Augustine's Episcopal Church Tempe, Arizona
Mar 6 - Solar Culture Tucson, Arizona
Mar 7 - Raven Cafe Prescott, Arizona
Mar 9 - Slowtrain In-Store Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 9 - Urban Lounge w/ Blind Pilot Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 10 - Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado

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