Damien Jurado, Lily Miller: Eddie’s Attic
Saturday September 23, 2023 09:00 PM EDT
CRITIC’S PICK: Indie singer/songwriter Jurado is a lot of things, but lazy is not one of them. He has released nearly 20 albums after his 1997 debut (seven since 2016), touching on a variety of genres and relying on inscrutable lyrics about life’s outsiders. Not surprisingly, he currently tours behind a new EP with the typically twisted title of Sometimes You Hurt the Ones You Hate. With a rich catalog of hushed anti-folk non-hits, it’s hard to say what he’ll pull out of his bag. Regardless, it’ll be interesting, dark and likely intense. — Hal Horowitz
From the venue:“Play on, there’s no such thing as better days,” Damien Jurado sings on “Roger,” the sweeping wash of a song that opens Reggae Film Star, his 18th full length album and second release from Jurado’s own Maraqopa Records label. But as he enters his 25th year as a recording artist, it’s clear these are, at the least, very good days for Jurado on the creative front. In these 12 songs, which evoke half-recalled dreams and overheard conversations, the cosmic rushes headlong into the autobiographical and specific moments on the clock fade from past to future to scenes set only in the eternal now.