Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Show Preview - Jenny Owen Youngs - 2.7.12 - Brillobox - Concert Preview

Jenny Owen Youngs will be making a stop at the Brillobox on her 30 day national tour. She is touring behind her new album An Unwavering Band of Light that will be released on 2.7, the same as the show date. Jenny hails from Montclair, NJ (now residing in Brooklyn) and has been picking up steam these past few years. She plays indie pop with a hightened intensity featuring lyrics of love and passion. Her vocals fall in the spectrum of Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) and Erin McKeown. Her new album stretches the boundaries from her past output. The LP is louder, with more rock, but maitaining the same appeal of her pop sensibility. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us your name at pghmusicreport@gmail.com


From her press:

 “I wanted to explore new territory, mess around with tones and textures that Dan and I hadn’t really dug into before,” she explains. “When we started working on this album, I was obsessed with Tom Waits’s Swordfishtrombones and Dan was wrapped up in Harry Belafonte’s Calypso.”

These influences are echoed in the loose, bouncy electric guitar lines and layers of woodblocks, oil drums, and varied percussion that can be found weaving through many of the album’s songs, most notably “Love For Long” and “Your Apartment.” “I also wanted to get loud,” she adds. “I cut my teeth on Nirvana, and spend a lot of time listening to bands like The White Stripes, The Strokes, and Sleater-Kinney.” And loudness prevails on the punked-out “Pirates” and the schizophrenic “Sleep Machine.”

There is also something here for those who gravitate toward the quiet and the sad. “O God” is a meditation on regret and taking a pass on perfectly good love, made all the more heart-wrenching by the mournful string arrangement by Romer. “So Long” explores the greatest loss with nothing more than a piano and a few voices (including soaring assists from Ben Thornewill and Tommy Siegel of Jukebox the Ghost). As Youngs puts it, “I love playing loud, but there are still plenty of feelings to go around.”

 Show begins at 9:30p with doors at 9p. Tickets are $12 and can be found here.

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