JULIE DOIRON

THE BESNARD LAKES and JULIE DOIRON nominated for Polaris Music Prize

Two of Jagjaguwar’s finest, The Besnard Lakes and Julie Doiron have both been nominated for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. This award recognizes the best Canadian album of the year, as decided by 200 prominent Canadian journalists. The winner will be announced on September 24. We’re keeping our fingers crossed!

For more info on the Polaris Prize, go here

JULIE DOIRON to play Sappy Records Music Fest in Sackville

Julie Doiron has just finished an immensely fun and successful tour across the States and parts of Canada with K Records’ Calvin Johnson, but that certainly doesn’t mean she’s done with playing live anytime soon! As a matter of fact, the 2nd Annual Sappy Records Music Festival (Aug. 3-5) is going down next month and as co-founder of the label and festival, it’s guaranteed that you will run into her if you find yourself in Sackville, New Brunswick that weekend. Not only will she be playing a solo set, but she’s reuniting once again with the legendary Eric’s Trip! Other highlights will surely include an impressive set by the Constantines, Chad Van Gaalen, Mt. Eerie, and her old friend, Calvin Johnson. Check it: http://www.sappyrecords.com

JULIE DOIRON Swan Pond video & live footage now available

After having filmed a video in Super 8 for her song ‘Me and My Friend’ and a lavish, Lynchian piece for ‘No More’, what better way to follow than with a stop animation video for ‘Swan Pond’? Part ‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’ and part Peter Gabriel ‘Sledgehammer’, Tara Wells of Very Silly Monkey creates a captivating world within the span of 2 minutes and 24 seconds.

And before you ask “What about some live black-and-white footage of one of her shows I’ve been hearing so much about?”, let me direct you to a link of her performance June 13 in San Diego at the Che Cafe graciously posted on the blog Hey Wakka Wakka!

JULIE DOIRON duets with Calvin Johnson on Sirius Blog Radio

As loyal readers of the Jagjaguwar news blurbs, you probably already know that Julie Doiron has been on the road in the States with K Records ambassador/minstrel Calvin Johnson for a couple weeks now supporting her latest album ‘Woke Myself Up’. We’ve always wondered what else goes on during a tour when the artists involved aren’t up on the stage. Apparently, it’s more than just staring straight ahead in a van for hours on end. Garrison Reid caught up with Julie and Calvin in Denton, TX before their show to record a stripped-down version of the Halo Benders classic ‘Lonesome Sundown’ for his blog radio.

Lonesome Sundown

Me And My Friend by Julie Doiron

No More by Julie Doiron

Dance All Night by Julie Doiron
No More by Julie Doiron
So Fast by Julie Doiron
Consolation Prize by Julie Doiron

08/20/14
Ottowa, ON - Arboretum Music and Arts Festival @ St. Alban's Church

08/20/14
Ottowa, ON - Arboretum Music and Arts Festival @ St. Alban's Church

08/21/14
Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

08/22/14
Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa

08/23/14
Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Folk Festival

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