Julie Doiron

Julie Doiron & Dany Placard tell us about the influences behind new LP (stream “Dégèle”)

Julie Doiron (Eric's Trip and Mount Eerie) and Dany Placard will release their collaborative album, Julie & Dany, this week. They made it together during lockdown in their Memramcook, New Brunswick home. "Making music for fun without the pressure of recording or tour deadlines," they say. "Our album, Julie & Dany, is exactly that. It was the idea of making music for fun and the joy making music.”
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Julie Doiron announces new album with Dany Placard, shares “Mayo”

Julie Doiron, of Eric's Trip and Mount Eerie, just released great new album I Thought of You a few months ago and she's now announced another, Julie & Dany, which will be out April 29 on Simone Records. She and her partner, Dany Placard, made it together during lockdown in their Memramcook, New Brunswick home.
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Julie Doiron :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

I Thought Of You marks Julie Doiron’s first official solo release in nine years. The singer-songwriter from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada’s most cherished indie-rock band, Eric’s Trip, has released a steady-stream of albums since So Many Days in 2012, including Julie & The Wrong Guys (a collaboration with members of the hardcore group Cancer Bats), and a follow up to her Lost Wisdom project with Phil Elverum of The Microphones and Mount Eerie. But while she may have been continuously releasing music, none of it seemed worthy of naming it a Julie Doiron project. Throughout our conversation, Doiron explains why she may not have been as ready to open up during that period. But first, gardening … | p king.

Julie Doiron : I Thought of You

Julie Doiron‘s voice and instrumental talent likely appears on many of your favorite indie albums of the past 30 years. She’s also a featured player on just as many albums that simply haven’t become your favorite indie records yet. She co-founded celebrated Canadian lo-fi group Eric’s Trip, released two full-length collaborations with Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum, a split with Okkervil River, and delivered 10 full-length records as a solo artist, one of which—2000’s Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars—earned her a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. She’s prolific, certainly, but it’s not the volume of her songwriting that’s noteworthy so much as her innate ability to make compelling narratives of the everyday and the understated, all of her greatest moments turning quiet moments into subtly captivating drama, often accompanied by gorgeously understated arrangements.

I Thought of You By Julie Doiron (You’ve Changed)

Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron hasn’t released a solo album since 2012, but she didn’t disappear: she’s had her side project, Julie and the Wrong Guys, she’s recorded various EPs, and she’s been a welcome guest on albums by fellow thoughtful indie musicians from Mount Eerie to Daniel Romano.

Julie Doiron, “I Thought of You”

Following 2019’s collaboration with Mount Eerie, I Thought of You is Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron’s first solo record since So Many Days in 2012. Doiron recorded the album with Daniel Romano, drummer Ian Romano, and Québécois songwriter Dany Placard on bass. There’s a traditional rock element to I Thought of You in the sense that it’s a distinctly solo album uniquely reflective of Doiron while the powerful backup band remains ever-present. Within the sound, there’s a visceral feeling of joy and camaraderie that’s inviting to hear.

Julie Doiron: I Thought of You review – happy sounds from an unhappy place

You could think of the prolific Canadian songwriter Julie Doiron as a kind of unsung godmother to Courtney Barnett or the recent crop of North American indie singer-songwriters. She has gone by many band names; occasionally she will put out a record under her own – sometimes in French or Spanish. Some of her noisier work is billed as Julie and the Wrong Guys; in 2019 she collaborated with Mount Eerie on a quiet, devastated album about him gaining and losing love after a previous partner’s death.

5 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Julie Doiron, R.A.P. Ferreira, and More

With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Julie Doiron, R.A.P. Ferreira, Richard Dawson & Circle, Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon, and Defcee & Messiah Musik. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)

Julie Doiron tells us about the inspirations behind her new LP (stream “Thought of You”)

Julie Doiron (Eric's Trip, Mount Eerie) will release I Thought of You, her first solo album in nine years, on Friday. It's a terrific album, easygoing and twangy, that swings between tender ballads and rambling rockers, all with Doiron's expressive voice at the center. On the rocking side is I Thought of You's almost title track, "Thought of You," which is both a swooning love song and a compelling dusty rocker. The song premieres in this post, and you can stream it below.
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Julie Doiron Starts over Again on I Thought of You

Julie Doiron writes album openers like they are cold emails from a friend you haven’t heard from in a long time—seemingly out of the blue, but undeniable in their comfort and charm. On her last official solo release, So Many Days, she provided a modest mission statement on “Cars and Trucks,” the album’s lead-off track, about the way inspiration comes to her. “So, I’m writing this song to prove to myself maybe I can write songs,” she sang, “Been putting it off for all kinds of reasons I’ve been afraid to try.” Reading into it, it makes all the sense in the world that it has been nine years since Doiron released an official solo album. It’s an uncanny understanding of not forcing the muse that she maintains on her brand new album, I Thought Of You.

New Mix: Jónsi, Julie Doiron, Rokia Koné, David Keenan, more

On this edition of All Songs Considered, I have a surprising new release from Jónsi. The Sigur Rós singer's new album, Obsidian is a stunning sonic adventure. I play the song "Pyralone," inspired by a perfume scent — yes, as you'll hear from Jónsi, he's obsessed with perfume. Another sonic...

Julie Doiron Announces New Album, Shares New Single “You Gave Me the Key”

Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron has announced the release of her new studio album, I Thought of You, which will be out on November 26 via You’ve Changed. She has also shared a song from the album titled “You Gave Me the Key.” Check it out below, along with the album’s tracklist and cover art.

Julie Doiron announces new album, I Thought of You

Julie Doiron has announced her first solo album in nine years. On November 26, Doiron—a former member of Eric’s Trip and sometimes collaborator with Mount Eerie—will release I Thought of You via You’ve Changed. The album features Daniel Romano on guitar, Ian Romano on bass, and Dany Placard on bass, and the first single is titled “You Gave Me The Key.”

Julie Doiron (Eric’s Trip, Mount Eerie) preps first album in 9 years, shares “You Gave Me the Key”

Eric's Trip bassist/vocalist Julie Doiron always stays busy, whether it's reuniting with Mount Eerie, making albums with Daniel Romano, or with members of Cancer Bats and Eamon McGrath as Julie and The Wrong Guys. But it's been a while -- nine years -- since Julie released a solo album. That changes soon, though, as she's just announced I Thought of You, which will be out November 26 via You've Changed Records.

Julie Doiron, 'You Gave Me The Key'

Julie Doiron, right from the jump, captures the shrugging optimism of a blank slate: "There was never a plan / No need to explain / And here I am starting over again." The singer-songwriter's first solo album in nine years, I Thought of You, opens with this top-down road-tripper of an easy rocker – the kind of song heard as the credits roll, our protagonist heading nowhere in particular. "You Gave Me the Key," with its shufflin' rhythm section and a bendy line harmonized by double guitar, choogles along to Doiron's bright rasp tinged with a touch of life's uncertainty.