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Jenny Lewis to release new album on WBR; live shows

posted Jul 14, 2008, 11:52 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jul 14, 2008, 12:22 PM ]
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Jenny Lewis to release new album on Warner Bros Records in September

Jenny Lewis
will release a solo album Acid Tongue on Warner Bros Records in September. This is the follow-up to her internationally acclaimed 2006 album Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love Records). The album announcement comes just weeks after Jenny wrapped a world wide tour in support of Rilo Kiley’s Under The Blacklight album (Warner Bros Records, 2007).
 
Some of Lewis’ most steadfast collaborators appear on Acid Tongue: Johnathan Rice, Farmer Dave Scher, Jason Boesel, Jason Lader and M Ward. She also invited other notable musician friends into the fold, including Elvis Costello for a duet  ("Carpetbaggers”), Chris Robinson (of The Black Crowes), Benji Hughes, Zooey Deschanel (of She & Him) & Vanessa Corbala (of Whispertown2000) on backing vocals, Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle / The Entrance Band) and her sister Ana provided strings, Davey Faragher (of The Imposters) on bass, as well as Laurel Canyon's own Jonathan Wilson on guitar, and even members of Jenny's own family.  Her sister Leslie Lewis provided backing vocals on two songs while her father, harmonica virtuoso Eddie Gordon makes a star turn on rumbling bass harp.

The all analog, no Pro-Tools sessions were all part of a shared aesthetic between Lewis, her producers, and her musician collaborators, working quickly and tracking her vocals entirely live and without embellishment. Recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California in just 3 weeks, the album's tracks, disparate as they are, share a sparkling vitality; Lewis' voice has never sounded so expressive and the narratives have never been so hard-hitting and acerbic.

Acid Tongue will be released in September 2008, on Warner Bros Records and Jenny & her band will perform a string of shows, some with Conor Oberst as well as her own ACL Festival & Harlem Apollo shows.
September shows:
 
 9/16 –  Fox Theatre- Boulder, CO                                    
9/17 – Ogden Theatre- Denver, CO
9/19 -  Epiphany Church, Chicago IL
9/20 – Anchor Inn- Omaha, NE*
9/21 – Ryman Auditorium- Nashville, TN*                
9/22 – Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN*          
9/23 – George’s Majestic Fayetteville, AK*              
9/24 – The Lyric Theatre - Oxford, MS*
9/25 – Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK*
9/26 – Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
10/2 - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue- Washington, DC
10/4 – Apollo Theatre- New York, NY
 
(*with Conor Oberst )
 
Acid Tongue – Tracklist:
 
 1. Black Sand                                                7. Godspeed                        
 2. Pretty Bird                                                 8. Carpetbaggers
 3. The Next Messiah                                     9. Trying My Best To Love You
 4. Bad Man’s World                                      10. Jack Killed Mom
 5. Acid Tongue                                              11. Sing A Song For Them
6. See Fernando                                    
 


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