Julie Doiron / Calm Down, It's Monday

Heavy Snow (IPU120)

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Julie Doiron: Honest, direct, Canadian. A singer of her own songs, from the French parts of New Brunswick. Gentle, insistent, intimate; she leaves you aching in the best possible way. Doiron and Calm Down, It's Monday share this split single, Volume CXX of our International Pop Underground series of 7-inch records.

"Heavy Snow" finds Doiron working in the night time into the day, carrying an echoed, durable sadness; "Nice To Come Home" is a fitting extension of the previous song – the songwriter finding comfort in knowing that her lover is in the world and she will seem him soon. 

Calm Down, It's Monday provide direct, guitar-driven introspections on "Sweetest May," and "Monumental"; sung by Fred Squire with Julie on drums.

This EP was recorded by Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, Wash. It straddles the release of two other albums, including a collaboration with Mount Eerie on Lost Wisdom (P.W. Elverum & Sun) and Doiron's own full length, I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day (Jagjaguwar).

This is Vol. CXX in K's International Pop Underground Series.

  1. Julie Doiron - Oh, Heavy Snow
  2. Julie Doiron - It's Nice to Come Home
  3. Calm Down, It's Monday - Sweetest May
  4. Calm Down, It's Monday - Monumental