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BON IVER GOES GOLD! Both Albums Certified Gold In Same Week

We could not be happier to share the wonderful news that Bon Iver has gone gold! The story goes a little something like this….2008 saw the release of Bon Iver’s debut album For Emma, Forever Ago. Cue lots of touring. Jump to the summer of 2011 and a brand new record by the name of Bon Iver, Bon Iver. Cue more touring, festivals, a Grammy or two, late night television performances – you get the gist. Arrive at January 2013, more specifically the week of January 13-19 when BOTH OF BON IVER’s full-length albums crossed the 500,000 threshold and went GOLD (as in RIAA-certified Gold records in the United States). Please join us in congratulating Justin Vernon and the Bon Iver family on this huge accomplishment!

 
To sum up how we’re feeling at Jagjaguwar today…


JAGJAGUWAR Is The Cutest Label Of 2008

In addition to being the best label in all of the land, JAGJAGUWAR has received word, via our favorite music blog Stereogum that we are also the most attractive. You see, Jagjaguwar has two artists in the top 10 Gummy Awards for 2008 Indie Rock Crushes!*

It wasn’t a huge surprise about Spencer Krug. He’s been dreamboating into our lives for a while now with his soft voice and deep brown eyes. Just a quick googling of “Spencer Krug” and “crush” yields the following results:

I think Spencer Krug has ruined my ability to ever have a crush on anyone in real life again. – Something Obscene

I am madly in love with Spencer Krug. He’s just the most perfect looking boy out there – Doll Sneer Piece

My man crush on Spencer Krug just keeps on growing – Warrens Wren

Per’s got a crush on Spencer Krug and why not? He is the total package- Brothers root

So I’ve developed an extra-marital crush on Spencer Krug. I talked to my husband about it and he’s ok with that. – Pirate Tianna

Yesterday, I woke up with the realization that I have a crush on Spencer Krug. The boyfriend wasn’t very happy about this, but I just can’t stop thinking of what a genius this man is. Random Spirit Lover is so good. – Hail Sleepy Eyes

The past few weeks I’ve been ignoring you, attempting to focus my attention of the new man-crush in my life, Spencer Krug. – Walking Shoe

Never have we seen the phrase “Man-crush” used so much to describe humans as with Spencer Krug and Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon).

While Spencer Krug was holding down the tail of the list at #9, Bon Iver was thrust into top 5 territory, beating out such handsomes as Ryan Adams and Thom Yorke but also getting his ass handed to him by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. We’ll see you next year, Ezra!!!

*Bon Iver also won #3 album of the year, and Okkervil River’s The Stands Ins was deemed as the #21 album of the year as well.

JAGJAGUWAR at SXSW 2008

Citizens of Earth! Travellers to Texas! Eaters of Mexican food! Goers of shows! Passers out on 6th! Wakers up by the river! Stumblers to breakfast! Hairs of the dogs that bit you! Wakers up in someone’s backyard! Stumblers to the river! Takers of a nap! Hailers of a cab out of town! Barfers at airport bathrooms! Sleepers on planes! Forgetters of entire weekends! Whisperers of disbelief back at work on Monday! Citizens of rock! Unite!!

Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian and Dead Oceans are pleased to announce the line-up for our 2008 South By Southwest showcase. Good times will be had from 8pm to 2am on Thursday March 13th at The Mohawk (located at 912 Red River). Like last year we’ll be running two stages, details as follows:

OUTSIDE STAGE
Black Mountain- 1:00-2:00     
Jens Lekman – 12:00-12:45
Bon Iver – 11:00-11:45  
Evangelicals - 10:00-10:45
Bodies Of Water - 9:00-9:45
Phosphorescent - 8:00-8:45

INSIDE STAGE
Parts & Labor – 12:30-1:15
Citay- 11:30-12:15
The Explorers Club - 10:30-11:15
Throw Me The Statue – 9:30-10:15
White Hinterland – 8:30-9:15

Here is a handy schedule that details where our bands will be during the rest of the fest:

Black Mountain:
March 13 @ THE TEXAS GARAGE – Jelly NYC 5:00pm
March 15 @ WATERLOO PARK – Black Mountain 6:55pm

Bon Iver:
March 12 @ MAGGIE MAE’S – Emusic Event 1:00am
March 13 @ THE PARISH – NPR performance 3:15pm
March 14 @ EMO’S – Pitchfork 3:00pm

Okkervil River:
March 12 @ AUSTIN MUSIC HALL – 11:00pm
March 13 @ YARD DOG – Schubas Party 3:50pm-4:20pm
March 15 @ FRENCH LEGATION MUSEUM – Harp Party 6:05pm-6:35pm
March 15 @ STUBBS – Okkervill Official Showcase 9:00pm

Parts & Labor:
March 12 @ HABANA CALLE 6 – Cardboard Records Showcase 1:00am
March 13 @ EMO’s – Brooklyn Vegan Showcase 12-6pm (P&L likely after 4pm)

See you in Austin!

JAGJAGUWAR announces 2008 SXSW Showcase

Citizens of Earth! Travelers to Texas! Eaters of Mexican food! Goers of shows! Passers out on 6th! Wakers up by the river! Stumblers to breakfast! Hairs of the dogs that bit you! Wakers up in someone’s backyard! Stumblers to the river! Takers of a nap! Hailers of a cab out of town! Barfers at airport bathrooms! Sleepers on planes! Forgetters of entire weekends! Whisperers of disbelief back at work on Monday! Citizens of rock! Unite!!

Jagjaguwar , Secretly Canadian, and Dead Oceans are pleased to announce the line-up for our 2008 SXSW showcase. The showcase will be held at Mohawk on Thursday, March 13.

OUTSIDE STAGE:
Black Mountain 1:00-2:00
Jens Lekman 12:00-12:45
Bon Iver 11:00-11:45
Evangelicals 10:00-10:45
Bodies of Water 9:00-9:45
Phosphorescent 8:00-8:45

INSIDE STAGE:
Parts + Labor 12:30-1:15
Citay 11:30-12:15
The Explorers Club 10:30-11:15
Throw Me The Statue 9:30-10:15
White Hinterland 8:30-9:15

Also, pretty please be sure to check out tour dates for our bands this spring.

http://jagjaguwar.com/shows.php

Stay tuned for an update with the bands’ day parties.

Thank you very much.

Love,
SCJAGDO

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

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