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IT’S HAPPENING // Secretly Canadian at SXSW 2013

Good evening! We are soon headed to SXSW! Joining forces with Dead Oceans and Jagjaguwar, let’s just say we’ve got one heck of an OFFICIAL SXSW LABEL SHOWCASE in store for you. You might cry with happiness and that’s okay. Secretly Canadian artists include Cayucas and SUUNS.

The showcase takes place on THURSDAY, MARCH 14 at RED 7 (611 E. 7th St.), and all with wristbands/badges are invited to attend. Artists will perform on both the indoor and outdoor stages! See the full showcase schedule below (SC artists shown in bold). You’ll also find all of our artists’ performance schedules at the end of the post.

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DOC/JAG/SC Official Label Showcase

Outdoor Stage

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: 1:00 – 1:45
Phosphorescent: 11:55 – 12:40
Foxygen: 10:55 – 11:35
Bleached: 10:00 – 10:35
Small Black: 9:05 – 9:40
Cayucas: 8:15 – 8:45

Indoor Stage
Akron/Family: 12:35 – 1:20
The Besnard Lakes: 11:30 – 12:15
DIANA: 10:40 – 11:10
Suuns: 9:45 – 10:20
Night Beds: 8:50 – 9:25
Brazos: 8:00 – 8:30

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ARTIST SHOWCASE SCHEDULES:

Cayucas
3/14 @ Austin Convention Center – Radio Day Stage 3:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 8:15pm
3/15 @ Peckerheads (My Old Kentucky Blog) 1:00pm

Suuns
3/13 @ The Liberty on 6th (BreakThru) 6:45pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 9:45pm
3/14 @ Swan Dive (Pop Montreal) 1:00am

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WATCH // SUUNS Premiere “Edie’s Dream” Music Video at NOISEY, Announce Spring Tour Dates

VICE’s Noisey brings you the new music video for SUUNS’ “Edie’s Dream.” Directed by SUUNS themselves, the video follows a mysterious girl through the Quebec woods. It’s the same area where the band spent time writing and recording Images Du Futur. SUUNS tell us,”At first, ‘Edie’s Dream’ started as a kind of nightmare, with burial themes and the cold and lonely woods. But gradually, it melted into a kind of bittersweet daydream. Edie is stunning, she is family to the band and at only 13, she carries herself with the poise and confidence of someone who understands the music, understands the cold, understands dreaming and its different layers.” WATCH ABOVE!

SUUNS are going on tour! They will head south for Austin’s SXSW this March. Then it’s back to Canada and over to Europe for a long stretch of shows! See the full list below!

TOUR DATES:
03/02/13 – Saint-Tite, QC – A la Fut #
03/08/13 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot #
03/12/13 – Laval, QC – Studio Theatre #
03/29/13 – Joliette, QC – Cabaret Arena #
03/30/13 – Terrebonne, QC – Moulin Neuf *
04/04/13 – Montreal, QC – Sala Rossa
04/05/13 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
04/09/13 – London, ON – Call The Office
04/10/13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
04/11/13 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
04/12/13 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
04/13/13 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
04/15/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
04/16/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
04/20/13 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
04/22/13 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop Bar
04/23/13 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
04/29/13 – Rome, IT – Lanificio 159
04/30/13 – Modena, IT – Mattatoia
05/02/13 – Zagreb, HR – Culture Factory Club
05/03/13 – Krems, AT – Donau Festival
05/04/13 – Munich, DE – Atomic Cafe
05/05/13 – Berlin, DE – Comet
05/06/13 – Cologne, DE – Studio 672
05/07/13 – Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires
05/08/13 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
05/09/13 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
05/10/13 – Lille, FR – Grand Mix
05/11/13 – Brussels, BE – La Nuit de Botanique
05/12/13 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
05/13/13 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
05/14/13 – London, UK – XOYO
05/15/13 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
05/16/13 – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
05/17/13 – Liverpool, UK – Kazimier
05/18/13 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
05/22/13 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
05/23/13 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club

# = with We Are Wolves
* = with Plants and Animals

Exitmusic Featured on Bob Boilen’s SXSW Highlights, On Tour Now!

Exitmusic made their inaugural stop at Austin’s SXSW last week. Playing EIGHT shows, they were sure to grab attention of festival-goers while they were there. Bob Boilen, a name we all recognize from NPR’S All Song’s Considered, stopped by the DOC/JAG/SC showcase at Mohawk on Thursday night and EM, although playing in the dark, made their mark. In his SXSW Musical and Not So Musical Highlights, Boilen called Exitmusic a “perfect roar of sound steeped in Radiohead and Sigur Ros but full of talent in voice and texture. A real aural feast.Watch Boilen’s clip of EM performing “The Sea” above!

New York’s The Alternate Side got in on the SXSW action, asking EM to document their trip down South. Read it all from Aleksa’s viewpoint HERE. Photos too!

Aleksa and Devon also sat down with MTV2‘s Matt Pinfield in his 120 Mintues segment for a wee little chat about this and that. It’s video number 14 in the segment! Check it out HERE.

FINALLY, see Exitmusic live in concert!! Sharing dates with A Place to Bury Strangers, The Joy Formidable and School of Seven Bells, it’s likely they’ll be in a city near you! Check all the dates HERE!

SXSW RECAP: “Nite Jewel’s Got the Funk”

Last week, Nite Jewel stormed Austin’s SXSW with a style and sass all her own. Following the recent release of her sophomore album One Second of Love, it was the kick-off to an epic tour, now in full swing. See her live with Chairlift; check out all the dates HERE.

Playing a handful of showcases and parties, Ramona demanded some serious attention in her energy-packed, live performances. “Watching her dance around, flip her hair everywhere while playing her synth and singing these songs somehow makes the experience all the more human,” writes Now Toronto. Dummy Magazine caught Ramona at the Ad Hoc & True Panther party, saying “Nite Jewel’s got the funk.” We agree. Watch their video of her performing “Memory, Man” above.

For all you foodies out there, Food Republic recently got the low-down on everything food-related in the Nite Jewel camp, including Ramona’s idea to open a restaraunt called Slow Jamz. Eat it up.

DOC / JAG / SC SXSW INSTAGRAM CONTEST

Hello party people! Are you roaming the streets of Austin, checking out the best SXSW showcases and sipping on cold beer? Sure hope so! Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and Secretly Canadian have teamed up with Stickygram for a SXSW Instagram photo contest and we went all of you to be a part of it!

Here’s the deal: You take awesome photos and post to Instagram using the HASHTAG #DOCJAGSCSXSW. We’ve got several categories, so basically just start snapping away! We’ll reward the “best” photos with some sweet prizes, including vinyl, posters, mp3 downloads, and much more! Stickygram is jumping in on this too and we’ll turn some of your photos into magnets! Pretty neat, huh? SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?! Check out the categories below and then start taking photos! Reminder!!! REMINDER! We’re looking for photos of our bands; you can check out the full schedule of all DOC/JAG/SC bands at SXSW HERE! MAKE SURE you use our hashtag and we’ll let the winners know who they are at the end of the week! Good luck and have fun!!

CATEGORIES:

Photo from OFFICIAL SXSW DOC/JAG/SC Showcase at the Mohawk on March 15th
Band Backstage OR Waiting Off Stage
Photo of Band on Stage
TACOS!!!!
Band Hungover
Landscape/Street photo

BANDS TO LOOK FOR:

The War On Drugs
Bear in Heaven
Brazos
Exitmusic
Gardens & Villa
Sharon Van Etten
Gauntlet Hair
Peter Wolf Crier
Supreme Dicks
Little Scream
Nite Jewel
Taken By Trees

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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