Damien Jurado

The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania

£20.99
  • Damien Jurado - The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania
14th May 2021 / LP or CD / Maraqopa Records
     

Damien Jurado

The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania

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Damien Jurado returns with his new self-produced long player.

On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Damien Jurado gathers up ten stories of people determined not to be broken by their dire circumstances. 'The world is a liar, the stars are a must,' he sings over brushed drums, a circling bassline, and acoustic guitar on 'Helena,' which opens his 17th album, the first release from Damien's own Maraqopa Records. Dire circumstances have long been fixtures of Jurado's songs, which are filled with ghosts, killers, cruel lovers, and the occasional UFO cult or false messiah. But here, the scenes are earthy, drawn from ordinary but no less immense calamities: hurricanes moving toward town, strained connections, amnesiacs in the front yard.

On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Jurado pulls the curtains shut, blocking out 'the light now embarrassed and afraid of the dark,' as he sings on 'Tom,' one of the album's haunting numbers, only to throw them open the exact moment sunshine needs to come flooding in.

1. Helena
2. Tom
3. Dawn Pretend
4. Song For Langston Birch
5. Minnesota
6. Johnny Caravella
7. Joan
8. Hiding Ghosts
9. Jennifer
10. Male Customer #1
Format /LP or CD
Released /14th May 2021
Catalogue / LPMQR001
Barcode / 0634457047365
Artist / Damien Jurado
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