JENNY O. RELEASES NEW ALBUM
‘PEACE & INFORMATION’ TODAY
VIA HOLY TRINITY RECORDS
WATCH NEW “PEOPLE” MUSIC VIDEO VIA NPR MUSIC
US FALL TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 8,
HOMETOWN LA SHOW ON SEPTEMBER 16
“‘People’ goes back to the basics with a core message that those in power so quickly and easily forget that they are not superior to those over whom they have power. It is a breath after a crash, a memory test to reorient ourselves.” – NPR Music
“Simple sounding songs with catchy melodies abound.” – KCRW
“With the look and slight air of Janis Joplin … lilting, soulful guitar chords juxtaposed with her full, resonant, yet soothing voice” – Vogue
“[Peace & Information is] a wonderful introduction to Jenny O.’s voice, which has the effortless, calming quality of someone who’s been doing this for a long time.” – Stereogum
LA’s Jenny O. is thrilled to release her sophomore LP Peace & Information today via Holy Trinity Records; the album is available HERE.
“These aren’t necessarily the songs I wanted to write, but they were the ones I had to write,” Jenny said of the material that became Peace & Information. Like on her first record, Jenny collaborated on with producer Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst, Dawes) on Peace & Information. Courtesy of NPR Music, you can now watch her new music video for the propaganda-influenced track “People” below.
The video is a collaboration between Jenny and the Brazilian artist and animator Caco Neves. Said Neves of the clip: “The song has a very poignant message and the timing seems so right. I’ve been dealing with social and political issues on my collages for awhile, so the video felt like a continuation of my art practice, but this time collaborating with another artist in a very rich process. Together we found the right tone for the video and created some inspired visual metaphors.”
In addition to propaganda and politically conscious messages, much of the record speaks to Jenny working through more inward issues including difficult personal relationships, depression, trauma-related PTSD and more. To do so she moved into an 18th-century log cabin in Nashville that had belonged to Jimmy Buffet in the ’70s. “It was the most beautiful, the cheapest, and the most necessary place I’ve ever lived,” she says.
It was here that she wrote the songs that became Peace & Information. After spending eight months there, the cabin was bulldozed to make way for condominiums. She returned to Los Angeles to record the album with Wilson. “I declare it rock & roll, but this time we used more synthesizers and grunge guitar, and there’s a depression bossa nova on there too,” Jenny said.
Jenny O. will begin her national fall tour on September 8 in Dallas. All upcoming dates, including a hometown LA date at The Resident on September 16, are listed below.
9/8 – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada
9/9 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
9/10 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
9/12 – Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership
9/13 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
9/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Resident
9/19 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
9/21 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
9/22 – Seattle, WA – VeraProject
9/23 – Vancouver, Canada – Cobalt
9/26 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
9/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
9/28 – Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater
9/29 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
9/30 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10/1 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/3 – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel
10/4 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Social Club
10/5 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
10/6 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Photo Credit: Henry Diltz