October 4, 2007

Jurado Covers "When I Light Your Darkened Door"

In early September, Damien Jurado performed at Portland's Berbati's Pan for Musicfest NW 2007.  The concert was broadcast by KEXP and features Damien covering a few songs including "When I Light Your Darkened Door" from Cancer and Delirium.

It's Hard to Find A Friend has the .mp3.

"Minor Works" available 12/4

On December 4, Undertow Records will be releasing Minor Works in the US. The record will be available at most independent record stores and through iTunes, eMusic, etc.

August 19, 2007

Upcoming shows around Seattle (Sept., Oct. and Nov.)

Oct 27, 2007 - 9:00 p.m. @ The Comet
with Crystal Skulls, Parson Redheads

Nov 7, 2007 - 9 p.m.
Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)

Nov 17, 2007 - 8:00 p.m.
Live on KEXP 90.3

Dec 1, 2007 - 9 p.m.
KEXP Benefit at the High Dive with The Maldives and Shane Tutarc

More dates, including the upcoming David Bazan tour, can be found at the MySpace.

Cancer & Delirium now available on YerBird

I first heard J. Tillman's music a couple of years ago when he released 'Long May You Run, J. Tillman' on Keep Recordings - a collection of lo-fi, well lived-in recordings that were simply staggering to me. I'd only been doing the record label thing for a little over a year at the time, but I distinctly remember coming out of a long thousand-yard-stare with a feeling of breathless exhaustion at the emotional heft of the music. I also remember immediately afterwards thinking “That's exactly the music I want to release. This is perfect.” So, as you might imagine, it was a both a huge surprise and a huge honor when Josh approached me about working with him on this collection of songs.

And what a collection it is - on Cancer and Delirium Tillman strikes the perfect balance between the intimacy of his earlier releases that I fell in love with with the masterful, nuanced melodic sense of his excellent 2006 Fargo release, Minor Works. The songs are imbued with the same strikingly disconsolate singing and devastatingly poignant prose that J. Tillman is known for and accented with gorgeous, spare arrangements.

I've spent the last several dark winter months curled up in a heat-less warehouse apartment and this album has been the perfect accompaniment. The short days have given me plenty of time to crawl deep inside every heartbreaking passage and evocative instrumental flourish and it's thrilling for me to be able to share all this beauty with you.

-Morgan King
Yer Bird Records