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JENNY HVAL shares new single ‘Conceptual Romance’! Album ‘Blood Bitch’ due Sept 30th via Sacred Bones. UK dates this October.

July 29, 2016

 

Jenny Berger Myhre

Jenny Berger Myhre

JENNY HVAL

– SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘CONCEPTUAL ROMANCE’
– ALBUM ‘BLOOD BITCH’ DUE SEPT 30TH VIA SACRED BONES
– UK DATES THIS OCTOBER 

Recognised for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and non-traditional aural and visual arrangements, Norwegian artist Jenny Hvaleloquently brings to light issues of both male and female gaze through her distinct take on intimate sound. New album Blood Bitch, co-produced with noise producer Lasse Marhaug, is set for release September 30th via Sacred Bones. After the release of debut single, ‘Female Vampire,’ she shares ‘Conceptual Romance,’ the album’s second single and perhaps one of the most accessible songs Hval has ever created.

Speaking about the upcoming album, Jenny Hval said:

“Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers.

Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the ’70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time: a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence. 

There is a character in this story that is an updated vampire version of Virgiina Woolfe’s Orlando, traveling through time and space. But there is also a story here of a 35-year old artist stuck in a touring loop, and wearing a black wig. She is always up at night, jet lagged, playing late night shows – and by day she is quietly resting over an Arp Odyssey synthesizer while a black van drives her around Europe and America. 

So this is my most fictional and most personal album. It’s also the first album where I’ve started reconnecting with the goth and metal scene I started out playing in many years ago, by remembering the drony qualities of Norwegian Black Metal. It’s an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter.”

 ‘Blood Bitch’ is set for release September 30th via Sacred Bones Records.

Jenny Hval Tour Dates:

Fri. Aug. 5 – Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
Sun. Sep. 4 – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Wed. Sep. 14 – Oslo, NO @ Ultima Festival
Thu. Sep. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Fri. Sep. 30 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tue. Oct. 4 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Wed. Oct. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
Fri. Oct. 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
Sat. Oct. 8 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
Sun. Oct. 9 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon. Oct. 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Tue. Oct. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Wed. Oct. 19 – London, UK @ Oslo
Fri. Oct. 21 – Brussels, BE @ AB
Sat. Oct. 22 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Mon. Oct. 24 – Luzern, CH @ Suedpol
Wed. Oct. 26 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Thu. Oct. 27 – Amsterdam, NL @ De School
Fri. Oct. 28 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
Sat. Oct. 29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse
Fri. Nov. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Sat. Nov. 12 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
Mon. Nov. 14 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
Tue. Nov. 15 – Seattle, WA @ Kremwerk
Wed. Nov. 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabare

Blood Bitch artwork:

‘Blood Bitch’ tracklist:

  1. Ritual Awakening
  2. Female Vampire (mp3) (video)
  3. In The Red
  4. Conceptual Romance
  5. Untamed Region
  6. The Great Undressing
  7. Period Piece
  8. The Plague
  9. Secret Touch
  10. Lorna

Links: 
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