New Subscriber Playlist: “I Will Retire”

This month’s subscriber-only playlist and podcast episode celebrate Damien Jurado, one of the premier indie singer/songwriters in recent history.
Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado is one of the premier indie-folk singer/songwriters working today. His discography contains nearly thirty albums, as well as numerous EPs and singles, released on such labels as Sub Pop, Secretly Canadian, Burnt Toast Vinyl, Made in Mexico, Tooth & Nail, Acuarela, and his own Maraqopa Records. But all good things come to an end, it seems.

Apparently, Jurado is retiring from recording and touring in order to focus on songwriting. If that turns out to be the case, then he leaves behind a truly impressive body of work. This month’s playlist, titled “I Will Retire,” highlights some of the best songs that Jurado has given us in the last three decades.

Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special, interesting, and/or meaningful. This month’s episode focuses on “Tonight I Will Retire,” a haunting ballad about suicide from 2000’s Ghost of David.

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