What's New, Tomboy? could be considered Damien 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."
His songs evoke near-universal imagery and he continues to carve out his path as one of North America's greatest contemporary folk singers.
Damien Jurado's discography is filled with songs written as miniature movies, cinematic vignettes that capture people, the places they are from, and where they are going.
Over the course of two decades and more than a dozen albums, Damien Jurado has amassed an impressive catalog of earnest, carefully written, emotionally complex songs, moving between churning, dark rock and gently layered indie-folk.
- 180g Vinyl
- Mastered by Greg Calibi at Sterling Sound
- Birds Tricked Into The Trees
- Alice Hyatt
- Arthur Aware
- Fool Maria
- When You Were Few
- The End Of The Road