10. Okt. 2007, 19:58

Jagjaguwar Update - October


* THE BESNARD LAKES release Casino Nanaimo 12, bounce around North America
* SUNSET RUBDOWN's Random Spirit Lover is now available, band on tour in North America
* BLACK MOUNTAIN return to North America to tour, reveal cover artwork and tracklisting for In The Future
* OKKERVIL RIVER wrap up successful North American tour, release video, head to the UK next month
* PARTS & LABOR tour Europe, then U.S., release video for The Gold We're Digging


ORDER the new SUNSET RUBDOWN cd/2xlp or the BESNARD LAKES 12, and feel free to browse the entire JAGJAGUWAR mailorder catalog at: http://www.scdistribution.com/cat/jag_catalognew.php

Don't forget that you can read all this at http://www.jagjaguwar.com/news.php


THE BESNARD LAKES release Casino Nanaimo 12, bounce around North America

The Besnard Lakes' new 12, entitled Casino Nanaimo is now available. Side A is Casino Nanaimo, a place where repetitive sound and lights engulf addicted gamblers all vying for space on the eternal wheel of fortune. And then there is side B, Devastation (alternate version), the unedited and original straight-to-two-track nine-minute version, recorded live-off-the-floor at Breakglass Studios.

It can be yours here:


The band is also hitting the road again for a North American tour, including several shows in Canada.

Tour dates:

10/10/07 Windsor, ON - The Avalon Front
10/11/07 London, ON - Call the Office w/ Young Galaxy
10/12/07 Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern w/ Young Galaxy
10/13/07 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox w/ Young Galaxy
10/18/07 Sackville, NB - Sackville Music Hall w/ Miracle Fortress + Julie Doiron
10/19/07 Charlottetown, NS - Hunter's Alehouse
10/27/07 Montreal, Quebec - Le National Cabaret

Finally, the band has been nominated for yet another award, Their album The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse was recently nominated for the prestigious Polaris Prize, and now their song Devastation from the same album is in the running for the Echo songwriting prize. Although the nominees of this prize were selected by a panel of judges, the final winner is determined by votes from the public. So, please, if you are inclined, go here to vote for the Besnard Lakes:


Besnard Lakes Links:

Besnard Lakes on Jagjaguwar's website: http://jagjaguwar.com/artist.php?name=besnardlakes
Besnard Lakes on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/thebesnardlakes
Besnard Lakes' webpage: http://www.thebesnardlakes.com/


SUNSET RUBDOWN's Random Spirit Lover is now available for special pre-order, band to tour North America

For those itching to get a hold of the new SUNSET RUBDOWN album, pre-orders are now available. The Random Spirit Lover CD and double LP can be purchased from Jagjaguwar's mailorder page, as well as participating retailers, and those customers who pre-order between now and the release date (October 9) will receive a digital download coupon code to download the full album immediately.


Finally, we're excited to announce that a limited amount of hand-numbered and silk-screened Sunset Rubdown posters will be given away for free to those buying the new album at select retail establishments. There are less than 800 of these beautiful posters portraying a herd of unicorns fighting a winged man-thing, so purchase the CD or double LP early to get one (and please check in with your local store to see if they are bringing them in; we're trying to make them available to all, as long as supplies last.) For those who are geographically challenged, Insound.com will have a limited amount, available on a first come first serve basis. This limited-edition poster will not be made available through Jagjaguwar's mailorder.

The record just received Pitchfork Media's Best New Music designation this week. Read the review here:


Also, Sunset Rubdown's North American tour in support of Random Spirit Lover begins with a Pop Montreal festival performance with BLACK MOUNTAIN, OAKLEY HALL and LIGHTNING DUST. Their tour then spans the breadth of the continent, including shows on the east and west coasts as well as the midwest.

SUNSET RUBDOWN tour dates (http://www.jagjaguwar.com/shows.php):

10/10/07 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10/11/07 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/12/07 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10/13/07 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
10/15/07 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
10/16/07 Austin, TX - Emo's
10/18/07 Tucson, AZ - Plush
10/19/07 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
10/21/07 San Francisco, CA - Independent
10/23/07 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
10/24/07 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
10/25/07 Vancouver, BC - Plaza Club
10/26/07 Victoria, BC - Logans
10/28/07 Calgary, Alberta - Broken City
10/29/07 Edmonton, Alberta - Velvet Underground
10/30/07 Saskatoon, Sask. - Amigos
10/31/07 Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
11/01/07 Fargo, ND - Aquarium
11/02/07 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
11/03/07 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

Finally, Jagjaguwar is making available a second MP3 preview of the record, of the song WINGED/WICKED THINGS, which can be checked out here:


Please listen, share, disseminate this MP3. For those who want extra credit, you can compare it to the live Daytrotter version of the song that has been available for some time on daytrotter.com:


Sunset Rubdown links:

Sunset Rubdown on Jagjaguwar's website: http://jagjaguwar.com/artist.php?name=sunsetrubdown
Sunset Rubdown webpage: http://www.sunsetrubdown.net/


BLACK MOUNTAIN reveal cover artwork and track-listing for In The Future, currently touring North America

It will not only make your heart flutter, but it will cause your temples to pulse and, if you stare long enough, your eyes to bleed. You must check out the new and very psych-and-prog-spiritual Black Mountain album cover at the new Black Mountain website: http://www.blackmountainarmy.com

And if you already don't know, the new album is coming out on January 22. And the track-listing is as follows:

1. Stormy High
2. Angels
3. Tyrants
4. Wucan
5. Stay Free
6. Queens Will Play
7. Evil Ways
8. Wild Wind
9. Bright Lights
10. Night Walks

You can check out live previews of the album wherever the band is performing this month and into the next. Go to http://www.blackmountainarmy.com/tour.php for a comprehensive list of tour dates for Black Mountain (or see below). Also, let this be a reminder that the band will be taking along with them a very special tour-only record, which includes a digital download coupon that will provide a preview of the upcoming full-length on November 13.

Tour dates:

10/03/07 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle w/ Cave Singers
10/05/07 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern w/ Cave Singers + Oakley Hall
10/06/07 Montreal, Quebec - Le National w/ Lightning Dust + Oakley Hall + Sunset Rubdown
10/08/07 Allston, MA - Great Scott w/ Cave Singers
10/10/07 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge w/ Cave Singers
10/11/07 Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw w/ Cave Singers
10/12/07 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's w/ Cave Singers
10/13/07 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop w/ Cave Singers
10/14/07 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird w/ Cave Singers
10/15/07 Louisville, KY - Headliners w/ Cave Singers + Wax Fang
10/17/07 Norman, OK - The Opolis w/ Cave Singers
10/18/07 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf w/ Cave Singers
10/19/07 Austin, TX - Emo's w/ Cave Singers
10/21/07 Phoenix, AZ - Modified w/ Cave Singers
10/22/07 San Diego, CA - Casbah w/ Cave Singers
10/23/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo w/ Cave Singers
10/24/07 San Francisco, CA - The Independent w/ Cave Singers
10/26/07 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge w/ Cave Singers
10/27/07 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
11/03/07 Vancouver, BC Canada - Richards on Richards

Black Mountain links:

Black Mountain on Jagjaguwar's website: http://jagjaguwar.com/artist.php?name=blackmountain
Black Mountain on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/blackmountain
Black Mountain's webpage: http://www.blackmountainarmy.com


OKKERVIL RIVER wrap up successful North American tour, release video, head to the UK next month

OKKERVIL RIVER have just a few more days left of their month-long marathon North American tour. After some much-needed rest, they'll cross the Atlantic for a 2 sets of UK tours, one in early November, and one in early December.

Tour dates:

11/06/07 Colchester, UK - Colchester Arts Centre
11/07/07 Nottingham, UK - The Social
11/08/07 Newcastle, UK - Newcastle University
11/09/07 Glasgow, UK - Nice N Sleazy
11/10/07 Manchester, UK - Manchester Roadhouse
12/04/07 Brighton, UK - Pressure Point
12/05/07 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Academy
12/06/07 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
12/07/07 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
12/08/07 Cardiff, UK - Barfly
12/09/07 London, UK - Luminaire

Ticket links for many of the shows can be found here: http://jagjaguwar.com/shows.php

The band has also released a video for Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe, the first video from The Stage Names. It was directed by Margaret Brown, whose acclaimed documentary about Townes Van Zandt, Be Here to Love Me, was released theatrically in 2005 by Palm Pictures.

Jagjaguwar link: http://www.scjag.com/mp3/jag/okkervilmovie.mov
You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlCPlnCIfo

Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe is the first single off of The Stage Names as well as the first song on the album; the band played it on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on August 28.

Check out the Conan O'Brien performance here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=fvsjbsUjwoA

Also, just in case you missed Okkervil River's appearance on the Weekend All Things Considered program on September 2, you can check it out, via the NPR archives:


Okkervil River Links:

Okkervil River on Jagjaguwar's website: http://jagjaguwar.com/artist.php?name=okkervilriver
Okkervil River on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/okkervilriver
Okkervil River's webpage: http://www.jound.com/okkervil


PARTS & LABOR tour Europe, then U.S., release video for The Gold We're Digging

Our favorite purveyors of electronic noise anthems PARTS & LABOR are up to their road warrior ways again. First up is a UK-heavy European tour, where the band will spend many of the dates opening for Battles. After a lone week of rest, they head right back out, this time to traverse the U.S.A. Go see them!

Tour dates:

10/10/07 Bristol, UK - Bierkeller w/ Battles
10/11/07 London, UK - Koko w/ Battles
10/12/07 Leuven, Belgium - Depot w/ Battles
10/14/07 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg w/ Battles
10/15/07 Rouen, France - Club 106 w/ Battles
10/16/07 Paris, France - Trabendo w/ Battles
10/24/07 Buffalo, NY - Soundlab
10/25/07 Grand Rapids, MI - DAAC
10/26/07 Champaign, IL - The Highdive w/ Melt Banana
10/27/07 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
10/28/07 Rapid City, SD - Imperial Hotel w/ Fadnez + Phantasmagorias
10/30/07 Missoula, MT - Palaca Lounge w/ Twin
10/31/07 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
11/02/07 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater w/ Battles
11/03/07 Davis, CA - Delta of Venus w/ The Parson Red Heads
11/04/07 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
11/05/07 San Luis Obispo, CA - Tridosha Healing Center
11/06/07 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
11/08/07 Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts
11/09/07 Santa Fe, NM - College of Santa Fe's The Sub
11/10/07 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
11/11/07 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar w/ Boo and Boo Too
11/14/07 Oberlin, OH - Dionysus Disco
11/15/07 Baltimore, MD - Floristree Space
11/16/07 Philadelphia, PA - Danger Danger Gallery
11/17/07 Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn

Jagjaguwar is also very excited to share PARTS & LABOR's latest video with the world! Made for 'The Gold We're Digging' from Mapmaker, released last May, this visual roller-coaster-ride artfully complements the band's supersonic rock propulsions. This is what P&L had to say about it:

At long last, our video for 'The Gold We're Digging' sees the light of day. It was directed and edited by Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor. I can't say enough good things about the work he's done, the video came out even better than I anticipated. Thanks Nick!

They also describe the meticulous shooting plan: We did well over 400 takes total over the course of two days of shooting (34+ hours). We divided the song up into sections, each section had different camera placements. We'd set up a frame of the background and play in front of it for however long the animation was to play for, which for the solid colors was the entire song.

Get the visual here: http://www.scjag.com/mp3/jag/thegold.mov

Parts & Labor links:

Parts & Labor on Jagjaguwar's website: http://jagjaguwar.com/artist.php?name=partsandlabor
Parts & Labor on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/partsandlabor
Parts & Labor's webpage: http://www.partsandlabor.net/


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