Made in Mexico Records originally released Damien Jurado’s Gathered in Song EP on March 23, 1999. Minimal copies were pressed, and
as a result this EP has become the most sought-after recording of Jurado’s career. Recorded live to a two-track tape machine in a room full
of friends, the performance is raw, revealing, stark, and intimate. The reviews for this release were outstanding, and most critics favored it
over his debut and even releases that came after.
It is with great pleasure that we, the new Made in Mexico Records, re-release this EP along with demos that were recorded for 1999’s
Rehearsals for Departure (Sub Pop) and 2003’s Where Shall You Take Me? (Secretly Canadian). These previously unreleased demos capture
what Jurado considers to be his “most challenging and frustrating time as a musician.”