“Damien Jurado is mostly known for singing bleak tales of heartache in his threadbare folk songs. But things have changed a bit on Saint Bartlett. Here Jurado teams up with fellow Secretly Canadian artist Richard Swift and creates an album with a more expansive, Spector-sized sound. Swift and Jurado recorded the album together in one week at Swift’s studio in Oregon, and surprisingly they are the only two players on the record. But the duo don’t keep very quiet. Where earlier albums let Jurado’s worn voice creak over spare guitar, on this he has to contend with thundering drums and Swift’s heavily layered production. So while you may get the same storytelling from Jurado on Saint Bartlett, expect it to be set on a much wider landscape.” – Matthew Fiander, Prefix
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