September 3 street date. Limited Secretly Canadian 25th anniversary edition of Damien Jurado's ‘Where Shall You Take Me?’ on opaque orange vinyl, including a special edition obi. SC25 celebrates Secretly Canadian's story through a campaign articulating the label's senses of purpose, place, and imagination. At the center of SC25 is a campaign to raise $250,000 for New Hope For Families, an organization that provides housing and other services to families experiencing homelessness in Bloomington and Monroe County, IN. SC25 will feature reissues of a sprawling set of the label's classics, as well as an exciting new singles collection. Limited merchandise, creative partnerships, and other surprises will arrive along the way. And, crucially, SC25 will connect Secretly Canadian's past and present to its future, linking what's known and loved to what's newly imagined.
September 23 street date. 2022 promises to be a banner year for Damien Jurado. Not only does the year mark the songwriter's 50th birthday, but it also sees the summer release of his 18th studio album, the impressionistic and tuneful "Reggae Film Star". And hang on, there's more: on September 23, Sub Pop Records reissues Jurado's debut full-length, 1997's "Waters Ave S.". The work of a young artist driven by complex inner visions, the LP offers a fresh chance to examine how far Jurado has come in the 25 years since its release - but also demonstrates how much of his point of view and vivid scenecraft was firmly in place from the very start. A veteran of the DIY punk and hardcore scenes, Jurado had begun taking steps into the world of lo-fi home recording. But with renowned indie rock producer Steve Fisk acting as producer, "Waters Ave S." introduced Jurado to the independent music world, presenting a set of 13 songs that encompass odes to remote desert outposts, late-night conversations with Elvis, a purple anteater, and the great beyond.