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Next month, Argentinian vocalist, songwriter (aka spellcaster) Juana Molina’s releasing her fifth album in a dozen years Un Di?a. She recorded at her place outside Buenos Aires, singing and playing everything, minus some guitar work by Gareth Dickson from Vashti Bunyon’s band. The looping, loping, super rhythmic, horn-laced title track (or trek), translated “one day,” serves as the album’s stage-setting opener — it feels like some sort of dawn breaking sing-a-long. Lyrically, we’re told “Un Di?a”’s repeated chant goes something like this when translated: “One day I will sing the songs with no lyrics and everyone can imagine for themselves if it’s about love, disappointment, banalities or about Plato.” Since I don’t speak the language, I guess that’s already an option.

Un Día is out 10/6 via Domino. This summer she was on tour with Feist. Now she has headlining European dates:

10/05 – London, UK @ St. Luke’s Church
10/07 – Brighton, UK @ Komeda
10/08 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby’s Lounge
10/09 – Dublin, Ireland @ Crawdaddy
10/14 – Leuven, BE @ Stuk
10/15 – Antwerpen, BE @ Arenbergschouwburg
10/16 – Fribourg, CH @ Bobine (Fri-Son)
10/18 – Modena, Italy @ Aquaragia
10/20 – Vienna, AT @ B72
10/22 – Prag, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
10/23 – Berlin, Germany @ Centre Francais
10/24 – Hamburg, Germany @ Prinzenbar
10/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
10/27 – Paris, France @ Fleche d’or

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Comments (8)
  1. drab  |   Posted on Sep 16th, 2008 0

    her latest album is amazing. i love her.

  2. bing crosby  |   Posted on Sep 16th, 2008 0

    ITS VASHTI BUNYAN YOU ASSHOLE

  3. CTA  |   Posted on Sep 16th, 2008 0

    Seriously… discovering Marnie’s “Ruler” and Juana’s “Un Dia” was like a mini unexpected “Revolver” like experience this past week. This has a hell of a lot more spirit of the Beatles than…. better not to say… I don’t want to give them any press. Here’s to a new age!

  4. dracula  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2008 0

    it’s it’s, you hypocrite.

  5. juana is so distinguished like a musician as well as an argentine comedian :-)

  6. karl  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2008 0

    love juana molina. still have no idea what half of her songs are about though. if you like un dia, definitely check out tres cosas. its a little less frantic.

  7. sol  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2008 0

    argentinians on stereogum? this must be love.

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