Chicago-based soul singer, poet and activist Jamila Woods will partner with Jagjaguwar and her original label home, Chicago’s respected hip-hop incubator Closed Sessions for the proper release of her beloved 2016 album HEAVN. And to celebrate she’s released a video for “Holy.” Continue reading →
Trevor Sensor Announces Debut Album Andy Warhol’s Dream out June 16 via Jagjaguwar
Watch Video for “High Beams”
On Tour with The Family Crest and Mt. Joy
On June 16, Trevor Sensor will release his debut album Andy Warhol’s Dream via Jagjaguwar / Rhythmethod. The album was recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL and was produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Damien Jurado), Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons, The Envy Corps).
“A phenomenal range of styles are lovingly spliced together, from funk to folk, but sweet melodies and sheer musicality make this an invigorating blast” — The Guardian
“[‘Hang’] is as jangly and melodramatic as ever, thanks to Stones-indebted guitars, swelling strings, and energetic saxes” — Entertainment Weekly
Foxygen, the LA-based duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, are excited to present their new video for the short- and-sweet “Upon A Hill.” Taken from their new album, Hang (out now on Jagjaguwar), “Upon A Hill” packs a punch, at only 1:37 it’s the perfect showcase for Hang as a whole, seeing France and Rado’s sensational knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences reach an elaborate, uncompromising vision. The band says:Continue reading →
Angel Olsen fervently continues on in support of MY WOMAN, an album universally acclaimed as one of the very best of 2016. She kicked off the year releasing NPR Music’s “Field Recording” of a stunning, stripped down performance of “Give It Up” filmed in a Bronx church. Last week, she released “Fly On Your Wall” as part of the Our First 100 Days compilation, today, she presents the video for her solo piano ballad, “Pops,” and next week she kicks off an almost entirely sold out (weeks in advance!) North American tour. Continue reading →
Tim Darcy, best known as the guitarist and vocalist for the Canadian rock band, Ought, will release his debut, solo album, Saturday Night, on February 17th via Jagjaguwar.
Following the release of debut single, “Tall Glass of Water,” Darcy now presents another standout number, “Still Waking Up,” in which a Smiths-esque melody builds upon an underbrush that recalls 60s AM pop and country. “Here and elsewhere, Darcy casts himself as an astute alt.rock classicist, crafting songs whose wit and verve prevents them from feeling too indebted to their inspirations” (Uncut). Directed by Meg Remy of U.S. Girls, the accompanying video for “Still Waking Up” perfect captures the romance of the song as Darcy croons about the realization of a lost love, “You are a flashing light, something about the way you blink your eyes tells me that you’re not ready, tells me that you’re still waking up alone with too many years left to plan.” Continue reading →
Foxygen will release their new album, Hang, next Friday, January 20th via Jagjaguwar. Written and produced entirely by Foxygen and recorded with a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra, Hang is the band’s first proper studio record. After sharing debut singles “Follow The Leader” and “America,” the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado now present “On Lankershim,” and its accompanying video, recorded all over their hometown of Los Angeles. “We love all those old big budget videos about Hollywood, so we wanted to make our own version of that. We got out the old 66 Mustang and drove around LA and the Valley, getting shots of what LA life looks like to us. We filmed most of it and directed it ourselves, so it would be as close to how we see LA as possible.” While Foxygen is known for their uncanny knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences to an elaborate vision, “On Lankershim,” with its nod to LA living, is more targeted, although it’s open to interpretation whether they’re paying homage to a present day Hollywood, or pining for a Hollywood lost. Continue reading →
Last night, Dinosaur Jr. performed “Goin Down” on Conan, one of many highlights off their excellent new record Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not – out now on Jagjaguwar. The previous night, J. Mascis proved his comedy chops by defeating professional comedians Steve Agee and Dave Hill on @midnight with Chris Hardwick. Check out J’s game-winning jokes below. Continue reading →
Preoccupations are closing out 2016 with a video of epic proportions, unleashing the visual accompaniment for “Memory.” The song, which features Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, is the cornerstone track from their recently released critically acclaimed self-titled album. “Memory” is over 11 minutes of sonic excellence, a track which the New York Times wrote is “…a suitelike excursion through bewilderment, disillusion, alienation and entropy” while Consequence of Sound described it as “a swirling mass of moving parts” split “equally between mechanical clanging and buzzing, fuzzed out guitar work and soaring heart-on-sleeve indie piano runs.” Stereogum simply say, “Memory” is “an 11-minute gracefully unspooling meditation.”Continue reading →
The namesake site of Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes exists in Canada’s rural Saskatchewan, visited by the group’s core couple, Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, each summer. Last time around, the pair found themselves surrounded by the flames of a forest fire, a chaotic songwriting experience that went on to inform the devil-may-care spirit of their fifth record. A Coliseum Complex Museum dropped earlier this year: A dizzying triumph of shoegaze, a strange, wondrous land populated with natural phenomena and a stark, shimmering beauty.
Even so, writing songs in a place with so much significance meant culling the tracks down to just an album became a near-impossible task – inevitably, there were tracks the band loved that didn’t quite fit with the overall album.
And that’s why we’re excited that, nearly one full year after A Coliseum Complex Museum was released, The Besnard Lakes are releasing a 12” of two brand new tracks, written at the same time as the last record: The Besnard Lakes Are The Divine Wind, slated for a February 3rd release.Continue reading →