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.
– The last video we have to share is Julie’s performance on Fader TV’s Open Bar. “Blue,” the blatant exception to what critic’s are calling a “happy” and “upbeat” album, has become one of our favorite songs. So tender and heart-wrenching!
LATE SUMMER TOUR DATES
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 her here:
9/23/09 Leicester, UK – Donkeyclub
9/24/09 Newcastle, UK – Cluny 2
9/25/09 Edinburgh, UK – Bowery
9/26/09 Glasgow, UK – TBA
9/27/09 Manchester, UK – Islington Mill
9/28/09 Cardiff, UK – Buffalo Bar
9/30/09 London, UK – Luminaire
10/22/09 Halifax Pop Explosion – Halifax, NS w/ Herman Dune