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Julie Doiron - I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day (Jagjaguwar)

Julie Doiron has made an excellent career for herself playing folky, distorted, almost-expansive dreampunk. She started her career as the bassist/vocalist of Eric’s Trip, one of the first Canadian lo-fi bands to make it big stateside; she’s collaborated with Phil Elverum and Okkervil River; and she’s just made one of the best albums of early 2009. Lyrically, Doiron combines simple, playful, and emotional into enjoyable little ditties about the everyday. Musically, she returns to her rocking teenager aesthetic, with an album very close in sound to Eric’s Trip. Sonically, she knows when to expand her sound and when to wrap you up in distortion. If you’re a fan of The Golden Hours, Phil Elverum (‘Lost Wisdom’ or ‘Black Wooden Ceiling Opening’ especially), or Woelv/O Paon, you’ll love this!

-Fleet Admiral Zipper