JENNY HVAL announces new album ‘Apocalypse, girl’ out June 8th via Sacred Bones

February 27, 2015
 Jenny Berger Myhre

Jenny Berger Myhre




Today Sacred Bones Records welcome Jenny Hval to their family for the release of her new album ‘Apocalypse, girl’ on June 8th.

Think big, girl, like a king, think kingsize. Jenny Hval’s new record opens with a quote from the Danish poet Mette Moestrup, and continues towards the abyss. Apocalypse, girl is a hallucinatory narrative that exists somewhere between fiction and reality, a post-op fever dream, a colorful timelapse of death and rebirth, close-ups of impossible bodies — all told through the language of transgressive pop music.

When Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug interviewed Jenny Hval for his fanzine in early 2014, they started talking about movies, and the conversation was so interesting that she asked him to produce her next record. It turned out that talking about film was a great jumping off point for album production. Hval’s songs slowly expanded from solo computer loops and vocal edits to contributions from bandmates Håvard Volden and Kyrre Laastad, before finally exploding into collaborations with Øystein Moen (Jaga Jazzist/Puma)Thor Harris (Swans), improv cellist Okkyung Lee and harpist Rhodri Davis. All of these musicians have two things in common: they are fierce players with a great ear for intimacy, and they hear music in the closing of a suitcase as much as in a beautiful melody.

And so Apocalypse, girl is a very intimate, very visual beast. It dreams of an old science fiction movie where gospel choir girls are punks and run the world with auto-erotic impulses. It’s a gentle hum from a doomsday cult, a soft desire for collective devotion, an ode to the close-up and magnified, unruly desires.

Jenny Hval
 has developed her own take on intimate sound since the release of her debut album in 2006. Her work, which includes 2013’s critically celebrated Innocence Is Kinky (Rune Grammofon), has gradually incorporated books, sound installations and collaborations with poets and visual artists. For Hval, language is central, always torn between the vulnerable, the explosive and total humiliation.

Jenny Hval’s Apocalypse, girl is out June 8th on Sacred Bones and available for pre-order now. Catch her all over North America throughout March supporting St. Vincent and Perfume Genius.

Apocalypse, girl Tracklisting:

01. Kingsize
02. Take Care Of Yourself
03. That Battle Is Over
04. White Underground
05. Heaven
06. Why This_
07. Some Days
08. Sabbath
09. Angels and Anaemia
10. Holy Land

Pre-order Apocalypse, girl —

Jenny Hval Tour Dates:

March 3 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall w/ St. Vincent
March 4 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall w/ St. Vincent
March 5 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall w/ St. Vincent
March 6 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom w/ St. Vincent
March 7 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall w/ St. Vincent
March 8 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s w/ St. Vincent
March 16 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center w/ Perfume Genius
March 17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Perfume Genius
March 19 – New York, NY @ Stage 48 w/ Perfume Genius
March 20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Perfume Genius
March 21 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre w/ Perfume Genius
March 23 – Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space w/ Perfume Genius
March 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Perfume Genius
March 25 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston w/ Perfume Genius
March 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum w/ Perfume Genius
June 4-7, 2014 Oslo, Norway, Black Box Teater // Apocalypse, girl expanded concert

Apocalypse, girl album art:

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