‘Join The Ritual’, a piece of Jagjaguwar’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, looks to pay homage to the labels and artists that, whether they know it or not, invited Jagjaguwar to the table, to this wild, dark magic ritual of music. We’re talking about independent titans like Drag City, Too Pure, K Records and Touch & Go. We’re talking about heroes like R.E.M., Slint, Stereolab and Tracy Chapman. These songs captured the imaginations of founders Darius Van Arman and Chris Swanson - and ultimately, opened up worlds to them.
‘Join The Ritual’ features covers of songs originally by Tracy Chapman, Stereolab, Dinosaur Jr., Smog and more, by the likes of Angel Olsen, Bruce Hornsby, Jamila Woods and other Jagjaguwar artists and friends.