Release Date: Jan 23, 2007
Record label: Jagjaguwar
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter
On Woke Myself Up, Julie Doiron plays with her Eric's Trip bandmates Mark Gaudet, Chris Thompson, and Rick White (who also produced the album) for the first time since the group broke up after 1996's Purple Blue. Even though the gang's all here, this isn't precisely an Eric's Trip reunion. However, it is one of the richer-sounding albums that Doiron has made in some time, and its gently insistent feel recalls some of Eric's Trip's more reflective songs.
Following her first musical career in more-than-a-cover-band Sonic Youth emulators Eric’s trip, Julie Doiron pioneered (with Cat Power, Scout Niblett, Edith Frost, and others) the reedy-voiced female singer-songwriter style that is now de rigueur. Her strongest solo albums anchored Jagjaguwar’s golden age lineup in the early years of the 21st century. Like Siam and Burma, Jagjaguwar and officemates Secretly Canadian perpetually gain and lose ascendancy over one another.