Damien Jurado "Rehearsals for Departure" Tape
"Of course, the thing that makes these tracks truly outstanding are Jurado's romantic and poetic lyrics-- the way he can make the most simple action sound so dramatic. On "Ohio," he sings, "She stands on the sidewalk/ Just waving at taxis/ Like horses and parades in passing." In that line, he recalls the simplicity of childhood while tackling the frustrations of adulthood without even trying. It's lyrics like these, along with the occasional simple flourishes (like female background vocals, maracas, orchestration and simple harmonies) that really make Rehearsals for Departure a really great record." - Pitchfork
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