Entries tagged with: Jagjaguwar
Moonface @ Lincoln Hall, October 2011 (more by Zach Pollack)
Moonface (aka Spencer Krug) is slated to welcome his new album, titled Julia With Blue Jeans On, on October 29 via Jagjaguwar. The solo piano LP features spiritual lead single "Everyone Is Noah, Everyone Is the Ark," which you can take a listen to at the bottom of this post. It's some of the barest (in an excellent way) and most emotive material we've heard from the project.
Spencer will be embarking on a North American solo piano tour in November. He's added some new dates to that run, including a performance at Chicago's Chopin Theatre on November 5. Tickets go on sale this Friday (10/4) at noon CST.
All known Moonface dates and that song stream lie after the jump...
Volcano Choir -- Repave
Volcano Choir, the collaboration between Justin Vernon and members of Wisconsin's Collections of Colonies of Bees, have announced that they'll be releasing the follow-up to 2009's Unmap, titled Repave, on September 3 via Jagjaguwar. That's its cover art above, and you can check out an album trailer featuring new music at the bottom of this post. Repave's tracklisting can also be found below.
Volcano Choir will also be embarking on a fall North American tour in support of their new album. That tour kicks off in Chicago with a performance at Metro on September 6. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check Metro's concert calendar for updates.
All Volcano Choir tour dates, Repave's tracklisting, and that album trailer are below...
Angel Olsen @ Schubas, October 2012 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Congratulations to Chicago songstress Angel Olsen, who has just announced that she's inked a deal with Jagjaguwar Records (home to Sharon Van Etten, Bon Iver, Okkervil River, and many more)! Her most recent album, Half Way Home, hit stores in September of 2012 via Bathetic Records, and we're looking forward to her Jagjaguwar debut.
Along with this announcement, Olsen has also shared a slew of North American tour dates. As discussed, she'll be performing at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival on Friday, July 19. Olsen will also be playing another hometown show at Lincoln Hall on August 16. Tickets for the Chicago club show go on sale this Friday (4/5) at noon CST.
All Angel Olsen tour dates and a couple of videos are below...
The Cave Singers, who now count ex-Blood Brothers/current Fleet Foxes member Morgan Henderson as a permanent member, are set to release their fourth album, Naomi, on March 5 via Jagjaguwar. That's its cover art above, and you can take a listen to the LP's lead single "Have to Pretend" at the bottom of this post.
The Cave Singers will be touring throughout North America this spring in support of their forthcoming LP. That tour includes a performance at the Empty Bottle on March 31. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/01) at 10AM CST.
All Cave Singers tour dates and a stream of Naomi's lead single "Have to Pretend" are below...
Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO's cover art
Montreal's The Besnard Lakes are set to release the follow-up to 2010's excellent The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night, titled Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO, on April 2 via Jagjaguwar. Last week, they unveiled the LP's lead single "People of the Sticks," which you can check out at the bottom of this post. If that track is anything like the others on their forthcoming album, we're in for another great one. Preorder the LP via Jagjaguwar's webstore.
While a full tour hasn't yet been revealed, The Besnard Lakes will take the "last train to Chicago" for a performance at Schubas on April 20. If you were wondering why tickets for that Suuns show at Schubas hadn't surfaced yet, it's because they'll be opening for their labelmates. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/18) at noon CST. All known tour dates are listed below.
All known Besnard Lakes tour dates, Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO's tracklisting, and a stream of "People of the Sticks" are below...
DOWNLOAD: Moonface - "Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips (MP3)
Moonface @ Lincoln Hall in October (more by Zach Pollack)
Moonface (aka Spencer Krug) is set to release his sophomore LP under the moniker, With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, on April 17 via Jagjaguwar. Compared to Moonface's previous albums (Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped, Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums), this collaboration with Finnish band Siinai has yielded a more krautrock-y sound. Download the album track "Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips" at the top of this post and/or stream it HERE. Check out a music video for the song and Heartbreaking Bravery's cover art/tracklisting at the bottom of this post. Preorder the album now.
Spencer (with Siinai as his backing band) will tour throughout Europe in May and hit the road in North America by June. His third appearance at Lincoln Hall will take place on June 16. Tickets go on sale this Friday (April 13), at noon CST.
All 2012 tour dates, Heartbreaking Bravery's tracklisting, and the new music video, below...
Bon Iver @ The Long Center in Austin, TX (more by Tim Griffin)
Bon Iver are set to unveil a deluxe version of their 2011 self-titled LP tomorrow (11/29), via iTunes. With video accompaniment for each track by Dan Huiting, Isaac Gale, David Jensen, JoLynn Garnes, Ryan Thompson, Andre Durand, and Justin Vernon himself, the visual components breathe new life into the music behind it. As Jagjaguwar points out, you can purchase just the short films, or the entire deluxe version. Preview two clips below.
Head below for all 2011/12 tour dates..
Sharon Van Etten @ Lincoln Hall in April (more by Grant MacAllister)
Currently, she only has one announced show, and that's a supporting slot for her friends The National on December 13th at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. Van Etten has just added two more shows to her schedule, which are both right here in Chicago! She'll play Lincoln Hall on February 16th & 17th with support from Shearwater. Tickets go on sale this Friday (11/11), at noon CST.
Stay tuned to BrooklynVegan for a possible full tour to hit other cities.
Billboard has named HoZac, Drag City, Kranky, and Jagjaguwar in its top 50 independent US labels list.
Check out a blurb about each, directly below..
HoZac Records (9)
Since 2006, this Chicago vinyl label has focused on endearingly distorted, underground rock'n'roll, reminding us why an ears-to-the-ground approach to music pays off--they released the first LP from recent break-out band Smith Westerns in 2009, as well as the debut EP 7" EP from LA popsmiths Dum Dum Girls, now with Sub Pop, in 2008.
Drag City Records (34)
Not just a gold mine for mind-blowing folk and psychedelic reissues, Drag City's catalog is alive and well with new artists, responsible for the latest from Ty Segall, Joanna Newsom and Scout Niblett.
Go-to label for eccentric architects of thundering towers of sound like Tim Hecker and Deerhunter or dissonant punks like Disappears. As explicitly stated on the label's site, their high-brow and selective operation seldom deviates from its "very specific aesthetic," which vacillates between chaos and opioid ambience.
DOWNLOAD: Peter Wolf Crier - "Right Away" (MP3)
Peter Wolf Crier (photo by Cameron Wittig)
The LP's single, "Right Away" is available for streaming and/or download above.
Starting in the end of September, they'll head out on a massive North American tour in support of the LP. Milagres will join the band as main support for much of it.
They'll play Schubas on September 24th, however no opener has been listed as of yet.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, at noon CST.
You can view Garden of Arms' track listing, art, and all 2011 tour dates below..
Talk Normal @ Mercury Lounge in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
today in Chicago
* Peter Gabriel @ United Center
* Talk Normal, Noveller, U.S. Girls @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)
* Brain Killer, Sin Orden, Manipulation, Kontaminat @ Albion House
* Kings Go Forth, Ben L'Oncle Soul @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion (Free Show)
* Paul Metzger, Heresy of the Free Spirit @ Permanent Records (Free; In-store)
Reckless Records is hosting a listening/release party for Bon Iver's new self-titled LP (which scored a 9.5 & the 'best new music' tag from Pitchfork).
We'll be playing and selling the new Bon Iver album on Monday, June 20th at Rodan starting at 9pm. We'll have a limited edition version with a bonus disc & a free poster, we'll also be selling the Calgary 12" one week early.
Bon Iver will appear on The Colbert Report tonight, at 10:30PM CST.
DOWNLOAD: Moonface - "Fast Peter" (MP3)
Moonface (aka Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown) is set to release an LP titled Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped on August 2nd via Jagjaguwar. Bringing the project on tour for the first time, he'll hit Chicago on July 16th to play Lincoln Hall. Falling right in the middle of the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival; this particular Moonface date is considered part of their unofficial aftershows.
Today is my birthday. I am getting up there. Maybe one day I will be full-old, not just half-old like I am now, and tour around as "Spencer Krug," playing ancient Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown songs on a baby grand. I'll have a tumbler glass of whisky and an ashtray and a nice jacket. It will be terrible. But until that day arrives I will go instead by "Moonface" - the last moniker I have left to exploit. Moonface is not a band, just plain half-old me, in any solo or collaborative projects I'm involved in from now until whenever. [Jagjaguwar]
Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped, will serve as the follow-up to his 2010 debut EP Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums. At the top of this post, you can download the album track "Fast Peter."
Head below to view the track listing, and all 2011 tour dates.
DOWNLOAD: Peter Wolf Crier - "Right Away" (MP3)
Peter Wolf Crier (photo by Cameron Wittig)
Minneapolis, MN duo; Peter Wolf Crier are set to release their sophomore LP Garden of Arms on September 6th via Jagjaguwar.
It is not so much a sound as a spirit. You don't need to name it to know it or to trust it. Peter Wolf Crier's second album Garden of Arms is a document that paints a vivid portrait of all the pain and beauty of growth. Written with the at-home repose demanded by performing a hundred shows in six months, these eleven tracks were nurtured from their hushed origins with a new-found footing of confidence and experimentation. Adapting the tenets of the grinding live show, the duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen transformed the fuzzy distortion, rolling and crashing drums, and laser-focused purposefulness into an intensely dynamic yet supremely polished album. [Jagjaguwar]
At the top of this post you can download the LP's first single, "Right Away."
As previously mentioned, Peter Wolf Crier will be playing Do312's '1-Year Birthday Bash' on June 23rd at Schubas. Rounding out the bill will be Yellow Ostrich, who have just signed with Barsuk Records; congrats gentlemen!
More 2011 dates TBA shortly.
Head below to view the tracklisting, and LP cover for Garden of Arms.