Damien Jurado - What's New, Tomboy? Vinyl LP
Damien Jurado What's New, Tomboy? Vinyl LP
Where 2019's In the Shape of a Storm stripped everything to reveal an artist at his most intimate, What's New, Tomboy? sees Damien Jurado stepping back into a more fleshed out sound with his voice and the rhythm section at the fore. What's New, Tomboy? could be considered Jurado's finest collection of music to date, with songs exuding the inviting warmth of a lone porch light gleaming amidst the disorienting darkness.
Though more stripped and grounded in their execution, songs like "Sandra," "Ochoa" and "Alice Hyatt" are generous and candid in their vocabulary, eschewing the sometimes abstruse imagery of Jurado's previous releases. "There is no hiding on these tracks." Though What's New, Tomboy? is the first Damien Jurado record that ends with a question mark, he has never sounded more assured and content in giving up his ghosts: "I'm only living sentences // That were long before I got here." Album opener and lead single, "Birds Tricked into the Trees" has all the trappings of a classic, a story to lose yourself in while Jurado pleadingly searches for some truth in earthly imperfections.
Damien Jurado What's New, Tomboy? Track Listing:
1. Birds Tricked into the Trees
3. Alice Hyatt
4. Arthur Aware
6. Fool Maria
7. When You Were Few
9. The End of the Road
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