Julie Doiron


SXSW Records

Julie Doiron

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

This veteran Canadian singer-songwriter fits snugger in the Feist/Kimya Dawson camp than that of fellow Canucks Kathleen Edwards and Sarah McLachlan. She's the "keeper of the world's greatest and saddest voice," according to Phil Elverum, aka Mount Eerie, who dueted with the main attraction here on last year's Lost Wisdom. One way or another, Julie Doiron's a badass, spilling her witty and often-optimistic lyrics all over ninth solo album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day. "The Life of Dreams" begins on an innocent, Moldy Peaches bent until a surprise rabbit hole. That's the first hint Doiron's a no granola songwriter. "Spill Yer Lungs" rocks out, "Nice to Come Home" is so cute it hurts, "Consolation Prize" plugs in bright and crunchy, and "When Brakes Get Wet" goes digital-acoustic. I Can Wonder toys with genres with resilience and resolve, resulting in something for everyone – 12 tracks, 31 minutes. That's punk. (Thu., Mohawk, 9:15pm.)


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