BioWhen folks talk about Damien Jurado, there seems to be some confusion. Damien’s a tortured soul; Damien’s a folk singer; Damien’s a pop song master; Damien’s sad and down; Damien’s silly; Damien’s crazy; Damien’s just your average guy. Some confusion and that’s okay. All of the disparate statements aside, everyone agrees on one thing: Damien writes damn good songs.
Throughout his career, Jurado has released a mess of singles, EPs and three previous full-length albums, and with I Break Chairs, a new batch of songs comes to light. In what’s quickly becoming the only true Jurado style, the record heads off in new directions, with a full band, called Gathered in Song, filling out and styling his folky lyrical approach and straightforward guitar playing into perfect pop gems.