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September 22nd, 2023

The New Album From Jenny Owen Youngs – ‘Avalanche’ – Out Now

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Today, Jenny Owen Youngs releases her first full length solo album in over ten years, Avalanche, via Yep Roc Records. Produced by Josh Kaufman (The National, The Hold Steady) and with a collection of collaborators and co-writers, including Christian Lee Hutson who co-wrote “Everglades,” Avalanche is well worth the decade wait. Listen to or purchase Avalanche here and watch the official visualizer for “Everglades” here.

 

 

FLOOD premiered the album alongside a track by track from Jenny, stating The songs deal with death, tragedy, and abuse, but the verses are also filled with details of driving on backroads while listening to the radio, cigarette ash falling to the ground, and looking in the mirror and not quite recognizing the person who looks back. It’s an album of intense intimacy that still works on a macro level because of Youngs’ ability to aptly describe moments of individuality in relatable language. Beneath her voice lies ramshackle instrumentation, loosely tied together like the best homespun records are.”

 

Written with a series of friends including S. Carey, Madi Diaz, The Antlers’ Peter Silberman, Christian Lee Hutson, featuring drumming from The Walkmen’s Matt Barrick and recorded with producer Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman, The Hold Steady, Cassandra Jenkins, Josh Ritter), the collection is an achingly beautiful exploration of loss, resilience, and growth from an artist who’s experienced more than her fair share of each in recent years. The songs are deceptively serene here, layering Youngs’ infectious pop sensibilities atop lush, dreamy arrangements that often belie the swift emotional currents lurking underneath. The result is the most raw and arresting release of Youngs’ remarkable career, a brutally honest, deeply vulnerable work of self-reflection that learns to make peace with the past as it transforms doubt and grief into hope and transcendence. 

 

 

Avalanche In The News:

The songs on Avalanche are deliriously catchy…almost betraying the seriousness of their subject matter thanks to Youngs’ ability to spin an earworm hook.”

FLOOD 

 

The record encompasses ten years of reflections on growth, joy, loss, and love, exploring a spectrum of emotions amidst lush and placid instrumental arrangements.”

Under The Radar

 

Youngs’ airy, grieving vocals atop a patient, silky guitar and snare-heavy percussion”

PASTE

 

“Rings with warm acoustic guitar and somber piano under Jenny’s crystalline vocals”

Brooklyn Vegan

 

Pretty, tender”

Stereogum

 

“Youngs always had a touch of Liz Phair’s indie rock brashness, but now her lucid honesty is underpinned by lush, layered arrangements”

Mojo

 

“Pairs a dreamlike vocal and delicate guitar work”

Uncut 

 

TRACKLIST:

  1. Avalanche 
  2. Knife Went In 
  3. Goldenrod
  4. Everglades 
  5. Bury Me Slowly 
  6. Next Time Around 
  7. It’s Later Than You Think 
  8. Salt 
  9. Set In On Fire
  10. Now Comes the Mystery

 

US TOUR DATES 2023

10/12 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY *

10/13 – Miracle Theatre – Washington, D.C. *  

10/14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA *

10/19 – SPACE – Evanston, IL *

11/15 – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA *

11/16 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA *

11/17 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR *

11/18 – Fremont Abbey – Seattle, WA *

3/1 – 3/ 8  Cayamo Cruise 

 

* With support from John Mark Nelson

 

More on Jenny Owen Youngs:

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