JENNY HVAL shares new video ‘That Battle is Over’- Album ‘Apocalypse, girl’ due June 8th via Sacred Bones

May 7, 2015






” A lolloping groove with rather Stereolabesque organ allows Hval’s beautiful jazz-punk vocals a road to drive down blind” – The Guardian on ‘That Battle is Over’

“Her voice, an understated soulful purr that somehow twists between innocence and experience, adolescent naiveté and forbidden-fruit knowledge” – Pitchfork on ‘That Battle is Over’ (Best New Track)

“Absolutely breathtaking” – Stereogum on ‘Sabbath’


With just over a month until the release of her new studio album ‘Apocalypse, girl’ (June 8th, Sacred Bones), Jenny Hval is sharing a new video for debut single, ‘That Battle Is Over’. 

The video was directed by Zia Anger, who also directed Hval’s Innocence Is Kinky’ video, and stars several renowned women in the artists, including Melissa Auf der Maur. It chronicles these women in an antiquated suburban fantasy depicting stereotypical feminine tasks, such as baking, childrearing and putting on makeup. Hval’s lyrics are heightened by this anachronistic presence.

Anger describes it as such, “I guess it goes back to ’96 for me, and the ‘girl power’ mantra I’ve been repeating since I learned it from the Spice Girls. The female experience is far from singular (and even further from this white, suburban, American-retro dream), yet around every corner there is a common pain, a wisdom of ecstasy, and an obsession with the uncanny that we all share. Collaborating with an entirely female creative team (with the support of a few great gentlemen) gave birth to an exploration of Jenny’s song and an inquiry into the sarcasm that pulses through it.”

Apocalypse, girl is out June 9th on Sacred Bones, and available for pre-order now. After recent support slots in North America with St. Vincent and Perfume Genius and a European tour ahead in June, Hval will return to the U.S. for a headline tour beginning in August. The live band will consist of Hval (vocals, synths), Håvard Volden (electronics), and Zia Anger (visual enhancement). All dates are below.

Jenny Hval Tour Dates:

Thu. June 4 – Sun. June 7 – Oslo, NO @ Black Box Teater – Apocalypse, girl expanded concerts
Wed. June 10 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall w/ Perfume Genius
Thu. June 11 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Fri. June 12 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & The Ruin
Sat. June 13 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Sun. June 14 – London, UK @ Cafe Oto
Wed. June 17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Muziekgebouw
Thu. June 18 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Fri. June 19 – Paris, FR @ Espace B
Sat. June 20 – Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten w/ Circuit de Yeux
Mon. June 22 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain w/ Circuit de Yeux
Tue. June 23 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel w/ Circuit de Yeux
Wed. June 24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse w/ Circuit de Yeux
Tue. Aug. 25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Thu. Aug. 27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. Aug. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
Sat. Aug. 29 – Seattle, WA  @ Barboza
Tue. Sep. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Wed. Sep. 2 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill w/ Briana Marela
Thu. Sep. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Constellation
Fri. Sep. 4 – Toronto, ON @ Drake
Sat. Sep. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz
Sun. Sep. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Tue. Sep. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Wed. Sep. 9 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Thu. Sep. 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
Fri. Sep. 11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Mon. Sep. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
Wed. Sep. 16 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Thu. Sep. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sat. Sep. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Sun. Sep. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Jenny Hval links:
That Battle Is Over’ on soundcloud
‘Sabbath’ on soundcloud

Preorder ‘Apocalypse, girl’:
via Sacred Bones
via iTunes

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