song obsession friday (mid april)

April 20th, 2012

damien jurado
Damien Jurado once again gets stuck in my head

Song obsessions are those songs that get stuck in your head. This series of posts isn’t about what I or the other panel members think is best, but what our brain latches onto, those ear worms that loop around and around in your head.

Adrian (me):
Damien Jurado – Diamond in the Sea (mp3) (came with pre-order; buy Maraqopa)

Heather pointed me to this great Damien Jurado bonus track. And, as she says, it’s “a bonus track. I mean COME ON Damien, it is unfair the crazy talent that flows out of this gentleman.”

As I’ve pointed out before Jurado seems to go through musical phases while still having some essential Juradoness to his songs. His current phase seems to be reaching back to flowing, slightly-swinging music of long ago, not exactly 50s or 60s or 70s but with ideas and inclinations from each.

Sandy:
Hip Hatchet – Child’s Hand in Dirt (Demo) (mp3) (buy album version)

Great fully acoustic take on the album version – really shows Philippe Bronchtein’s signature vocals over sparse acoustics. Almost lullaby-like, stunning.