Earlier this year, Seattle's Damien Jurado issued his tenth full-length album, Maraqopa, continuing his evolution from spectral, introspective folk whisperer to bold, ambitious, genre-splicing troubadour. It's his second album -- following 2010's Saint Bartlett -- helmed by fellow musician/bard Rich ... More >>
The voice is both plaintive and bright; beguiling and stark. It knocks around a quiet range of expression, yet it sings directlyof Marx, erotic transgression, and "the Dinosaur law." And it might have cheekily soundtracked a Volkswagen commercial or two.
The voice belongs to Laetitia ... More >>