Tagged: Jagjaguwar


Small Black Announce Limits of Desire LP, Stream “Free at Dawn”

From the cover art photo by Scarlett Hooft Graafland, you can tell Small Black’s sophomore LP, Limits of Desire, will be a little more stripped-down than the four-piece’s past, layered-and-compressed hypnagogic pop. It’s nude, but … read more »

POSTED February 28, 2013 10:42AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

By the Numbers: Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s II

In By the Numbers, FADER looks at a big record release and breaks it down in basic digits. This week, we tackle Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s sophomore album II, out today via Jagjaguwar and streaming in … read more »

POSTED February 5, 2013 11:45AM IN BY THE NUMBERS TAGS: , , ,

Watch James Murphy Act Mean in New Movie

As previously reported, James Murphy is making his feature film debut in The Comedy, presumably of the tragic-comic variety given the briefly sketched synopsis on the Jagjaguwar site: “Director Rick Alverson removes the safe, rosy … read more »


Justin Vernon Starts Record Label, Chigliak

Justin Vernon bka Bon Iver is launching an imprint through label Jagjaguwar called Chigliak. The label—which is named after a character from the cult TV show, Northern Exposure—will focus on previously, commercially unreleased work and … read more »

POSTED January 9, 2012 4:35PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Small Black Leaves Mean Streets for a Good Home

For some time now, Small Black have been the music industry equivalent of an adorable puppy that is still, bafflingly, left to the elements. You listen to their new wave yowls of want, and you … read more »

POSTED February 9, 2010 6:09PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

For Emma, Forever Ago

For Emma, Forever Ago is one of the most authentic, original and organic folk albums in recent memory. Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) captured, with staggering perfection, the sound of a cold, isolated winter in Wisconsin. Undeniably, the story of his retreat into solitude has been romanticized to a certain degree, but it is not difficult to hear this landscape in his music. Vernon’s evocative lyricism and minimalist melodies made For Emma feel intimate, even conversational at times (“in the morning I’ll call you”). The album flows with a narrative trajectory and each song tells its own story. From the cathartic yelps of “Skinny Love” to the collected resignations of “Re: Stacks”, Vernon poignantly reflects the universal need for self-reflection. His humility only enhanced the mystique he constantly shrugged off and Bon Iver’s live band incarnation saw every track reaching new heights. For Emma may not be a pioneering effort musically, but the final product is one of extreme integrity and severe beauty. –Michael Cranston read more »

POSTED January 5, 2009 7:06AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Dead Oceans Keeps Growing With Akron/Family

It’s hasn’t even been two years since Phil Waldorf left Misra Records to form Dead Oceans alongside Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar, and in the past six months Dead Oceans has added four bands to its growing and increasingly impressive roster of artists. The latest to jump on board is Akron/Family, who previously recorded for Young God. read more »

POSTED December 9, 2008 6:41PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,