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Jenny Hval Shares “Spells” Video; Plus Stream Her New EP

The Long Sleep EP Out Now via Sacred Bones

May 25, 2018

Norwegian avant-garde musician Jenny Hval released a new EP, The Long Sleep, today via Sacred Bones. Previously she shared its first single, "Spells" (which was one of our Songs of the Week).  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Florence + the Machine, Gruff Rhys, and More

Plus Neko Case, Stuart A. Staples, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jenny Hval, Janelle Monáe, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable Tracks

Apr 13, 2018

The top songs in this week's Songs of the Week list were readily apparent, it was just a case of working out the order, with the Top 5 switching order several times before being finalized. Many of this week's new songs are initial singles from albums or EPs also announced this week. More

Jenny Hval Announces New EP, Shares New Song “Spells”

The Long Sleep EP Due Out May 25 via Scared Bones

Apr 11, 2018

Norwegian avant-garde musician Jenny Hval has announced a new EP, The Long Sleep, and shared its first single, "Spells." Check out "Spells" below, followed by the EP's tracklist and cover art, as well as her upcoming tour dates. More

Listen: Lindstrøm - “Bungl (Like a Ghost)” (Feat. Jenny Hval)

It's Alright Between Us As It Is Due Out This Friday via Smalltown Supersound

Oct 18, 2017

Norwegian space disco mastermind Lindstrøm (aka Hans-Peter Lindstrøm) is releasing a new albumIt's Alright Between Us As It Is, this Friday (October 20th) via Smalltown Supersound. More

Watch: Kelly Lee Owens - “Anxi” (feat. Jenny Hval) Video

Kelly Lee Owens Due Out March 24 via Smalltown Supersound

Mar 20, 2017

Kelly Lee Owens is a promising new electronic music artist from London. This Friday (March 24) she is releasing her self-titled debut album via Smalltown Supersound, which you can currently stream here. It More

Jenny Hval Has Been Nominated For the Nordic Music Prize

Winner Announced March 2 in Oslo, Norway

Jan 26, 2017

Jenny Hval’s Blood Bitch has been nominated for The Phonofile Nordic Music Prize, which honors the best album of the year recorded by an artist from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, or Denmark.  More

Jan 04, 2017

Norwegian avant-garde musician Jenny Hval released her sixth album, Blood Bitch, last year via Sacred Bones. It was an acclaimed concept album partly about menstruation and featuring a fictional time traveling vampire named Orlando. More

Dec 06, 2016

Marfa Myths have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down March 9 - 12 in Marfa, Texas and is put together by Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa. Weyes Blood and Perfume Genius will do a collaborative performance together.  More

Jun 14, 2016

England's Adult Jazz released a new mini album, Earrings Off!, last month via Tri Angle. Now they have shared a video for "Pumped From Above." More



Reviews

The Long Sleep EP

The Long Sleep EP

Sacred Bones

May 29, 2018

2016 marked the year that Norwegian artist Jenny Hval's talents truly came to a glorious fruition with the scarlet reflections of Blood Bitch. That bold yet beautiful work delved into the uncomfortable taboo of menstruation, and capitalism's vampiric thirst and its effect on the artist; on first listen The Long Sleep EP is a much gentler prospect. More

Blood Bitch

Blood Bitch

Sacred Bones

Oct 10, 2016

Part way through Blood Bitch someone asks Jenny Hval "What's this album about?" She answers: "Vampires... and more things." It's a perfect description of the Norwegian's slant on songwriting. Hval is a pursuer of the sonically extraordinary; an adventurer of jarring soundscapes. More

OFF Festival 2016

August 7th, 2016

Aug 09, 2016

Thanks to the Facebook Memories function, I know that exactly six years ago—at my first OFF FestivalMore

Apocalypse, girl

Apocalypse, girl

Sacred Bones

Jun 05, 2015

While many musicians are happy to stick a "na-na-na," a "baby, baby" or any old throwaway rubbish over their thoughtless three-chord ditties, Jenny Hval is determined to push her language just as far as her music.  More