Julien Baker has canceled her upcoming tour dates.
The new song “All I Want” from The National’s Matt Berninger, Julien Baker, and composer Stephan Altman is up on Apple Music and Spotify.
Some videos from the Scott Hutchison tribute concert, featuring performances from Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker, Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn, and Kevin Devine have been shared online. I’ve put them into a video playlist.
Julien Baker, writing at Oxford American:
As she muses aloud about whether it’s better to raise a child to be compassionate but naive, or shrewd but callous, I think of my own tendency toward the willful naivety of a bleeding heart, the way it has been ironically challenging to the people I love most. I think of my partner’s concern when I would pick up hitchhikers, loan money I might never get back, miss important personal obligations because I felt I was morally moved to attend a march or demonstration protesting one of this administration’s innumerable injustices. I think of my mother negotiating the line between insulation and exposure, of the times when my fragile adolescent ego was wounded by the brass tacks she considered a vital part of education.
Julien Baker, Aaron Dessner, Kevin Devine, Craig Finn, and Ben Gibbard are teaming up for a Scott Hutchinson tribute show in New York. Tickets are on sale this Friday.
Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus will release their debut EP as Boygenius on November 9th. Today they’ve debuted three songs on Spotify and Apple Music. The full press release can be found below.
Last night at NPR Music’s ‘Turning The Tables Live’ concert and discussion, moderator Ann Powers asked Phoebe Bridgers about a new project with her, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus. Phoebe confirmed it was real.
Yeah, I am here for this.
37d03d People have shared a bunch of videos from the Eaux Claires festival over the weekend. Some of the behind the scenes stuff, like Julien Baker and The National rehearsing, are really cool.
A fan shot video of Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker performing “Would You Rather” together at the Winnipeg Folk Fest is the emotional kick you didn’t know you needed today.
Julien Baker covered The Mountain Goats’ “No Children” at her concert last night. Some fan shot footage of the performance is now online.
Julien Baker breaks down “Appointments” on the latest episode of the Song Exploder podcast.
Julien Baker has announced some new tour dates.
Julien Baker’s Tiny Desk Concert is now up for your viewing pleasure.
Julien Baker performed “Turn Out the Lights” on Colbert last night.
We don’t deserve Julien.
Half Waif have released an unofficial video for “Severed Logic” featuring a dancing Julien Baker.
Julien Baker recently sat down with Substream Magazine:
She continues, sinking deeper into the question: “The narrative of the record is about starting off with this idea that because there are things about you that are challenging, difficult or ugly—or that you perceive as broken—that those things need to be eradicated because there are Bad things or Good things—capital B, capital G—and I just don’t think that that’s true. I’ve learned throughout the last couple of years from life that probably the [opposite] is true. That ugliest and most challenging parts of ourselves are often the things that make us most human and are our most precious tools in relating to each other.”