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Julie Doiron Releases New Album, Available for Streaming at Exclaim


After three years of writing and touring, Jagjaguwar alum, Julie Doiron, shares her ninth studio album. Titled So Many Days, the album is out on Aporia and available for streaming via Exclaim. Julie complete the album while touring in support of I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day and also as member of Gord Downie’s backing band, The Country of Miracles. It’s the third album completed with producer Rick White.

 

Love for So Many Days

“The chamomile warmth of Julie Doiron’s voice is deceptive….Doiron has always aimed to capture the kaleidoscopic emotional range of ordinary moments, and accordingly the moods of her songs often transform line by line. Out of this approach, she creates songs that move fluidly, moodily, unpredictably– like life.” – Pitchfork

“…Doiron has come back with a polished collection of folk rock songs about love and sadness.” – CBC Music

“So Many Days is actually quite an optimistic record, on the balance, though it earns its silver linings by freely swimming around in its storm clouds. It gives — like a lot of Doiron’s work — an incredibly rare insight into the bare, honest struggle of simply being a person in the world.” – National Post

The Besnard Lakes LIVE on KEXP today 6pm EST/3pm PST

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The Besnard Lakes just crossed back into the United States to begin the next leg of their tour for The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night. The US tour begins tonight in Seattle, WA at the Crocodile (Jag artist Julie Doiron also performing).

First things First, though.  The Besnards will perform live at KEXP today at 6pm EST / 3pm PST.  Listen live at KEXP.org

Go see The Besnard Lakes in your town. North American tour dates after the jump:

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JULIE DOIRON plays open bar Fader TV at Heather’s in NYC

On a recent visit to New York City, JULIE DOIRON dipped mid-afternoon into uber-hip watering hole Heather’s as part of Fader’s Open Bar feature. Julie performed “Blue” from her latest Jagjaguwar release, I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day, with drummer Fred Squire. Quoth Fader: “It was something between her old lo-fi power pop and her new heartbreakingly stoic electric folk, and a perfect accompaniment for that glass of red wine just chilling on the bar.” See it at the Fader site HERE and watch the video below.

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.

JULIE DOIRON To Release I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day This March

Since her Polaris Prize-nominated album “Woke Myself Up”, everything has come together in JULIE DOIRON’s world.

On her upcoming record “I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day”, DOIRON has embraced her electric past and made an album which showcases thick distortion and melodic pop not heard since her days with indie heroes Eric’s Trip in the ’90s. It’s part of a desire to get back to her electric days. The past couple of years have seen Eric’s Trip regroup for triumphant reunion tours, and a rekindling of her work with Trip mainstay Rick White. “I Can Wonder…” was recorded at White’s isolated home studio, just northwest of Toronto. DOIRON handled the electric and acoustic guitar parts, White played all the bass and keyboards, and Fred Squire performed all the drums and some lead guitar.

“I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day” — which arrives on the heels of the album “Lost Wisdom”, DOIRON and her bandmate Fred Squire’s recent critically-acclaimed collaboration with Mt. Eerie — presents listeners with an album that reflects both her continued growth as an artist and a renewed optimism as a songwriter as well. As has often been the case, DOIRON’s songwriting is rooted in what’s happening around her.

“I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day” will be released on March 10th by Jagjaguwar in the United States (March 9th in the UK). JULIE DOIRON will be performing at the SXSW Festival this March (details forthcoming).

Listen to “Consolation Prize” from the new record, HERE.

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