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New Video, MP3 and Performance Footage from JULIE DOIRON

If you weren’t afraid of the dentist before, now you will be! In Julie Doiron’s new video for “Consolation Prize,” Fred Squire plays the frightening dentist pointing sharp objects at Julie Doiron’s gums. Luckily, Doiron manages to escape the dentist chair by fending him off with a novelty-sized toothbrush, but not before losing a very magical tooth! The best music video to incorporate dental hygiene, ever.

We are proud to announce a second free mp3 from Doiron’s lo-fi masterpiece I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day, the melodic and optimistic “When Brakes Get Wet.” Download HERE.

Jagjaguwar has long known that Julie Doiron is a Canadian National Treasure, but here is proof: June 7th in Bruno, Saskatchewan was declared Julie Doiron Day. The mayor presented her name on a bench, and we are so happy that someone was there to film it.

We have a great video of Doiron performing a solo set at Bob Boilen’s desk for a “Tiny Desk Concert” and the staff of National Public Radio. Musicians who want to rock NPR’s office have to turn down their amps, and luckily Julie can offer a killer performance at low volumes.
Watch (and embed) her Tiny Desk Concert at NPR.

Back in March at SXSW, Julie Doiron and Fred Squire met our friends from the Quad Cities and recorded a Daytrotter session. We encouraged them to rock out as hard as they could for as early in the morning as it was. Results: tremendous. Download it HERE.

Doiron will be performing with in Eric’s Trip, with her own band, and with Mt. Eerie at this year’s Sappy Fest in Sackville, NB. Lucky Canucks and Brits can find the tour dates HERE.

JULIE DOIRON Featured On NPR’S Song Of The Day

JULIE DOIRON’S stirring song “Consolation Prize” from the recent release I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day was recently featured as NPR’s Song of the Day.

NPR had these wonderful things to say about how Julie effectively rips the listener’s heart out with the tune: “In ‘Consolation Prize,’ Doiron addresses a man, living in the aftermath of a breakup, who finds that his friends won’t let him leave it behind. ‘People insisted on telling you what a great couple you had been / They insisted on telling you over again,’ she sings over a rumbling bassline. By bringing up the pain wrought from sympathy, she’s effectively doing the same thing, but Doiron isn’t going for a palliative here. For two short, bruising minutes, she wants listeners to live in the ache of loss.”

See the whole story HERE.

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