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Jenny Hval – “Sabbath” Video

Sabbath” is one of the more disorienting cuts on Jenny Hval’s Apocalypse, girl, an album designed to disorient. The song itself is about a young girl’s sexual awakening, but the new video for the track chooses to emulate the feelings of bewilderment, wonder, and excitement that go along with that very pivotal time instead of… More »

By: James Rettig / July 23, 2015 - 11:17 am

Hopscotch 2015 Lineup

Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its sixth year in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this September. This morning the official lineup has been revealed, and since the festival always strives to book a diverse, locally-focused selection of artists, 40 percent of the bill comprises in-state musicians. Headliners for the weekend are Godspeed You! Black Emperor, TV… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 19, 2015 - 10:09 am

Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over” Video

That Battle Is Over” is the incisive experimentalist Jenny Hval’s sad, beautiful song about captialism’s total and ultimate triumph over all of us. Its new video, from director Zia Anger, definitely feels like an elegy for something. The video floats by in a dreamlike trance, with Hval and a series of other women (including former… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2015 - 10:27 am

Jenny Hval – “Sabbath”

Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval has spent the past decade mulling over the intricacies of sexuality in her music, exploring the body and our body’s relation to itself in stark portraiture. “Sabbath” — the magnificent second single from her upcoming new album Apocalypse, girl — is perhaps the most vivid rendering of that yet. Hval’s vocal… More »

By: James Rettig / April 9, 2015 - 9:31 am

Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over”

Jenny Hval is an experimental composer and songwriter, and last month she signed to Sacred Bones and announced her new album Apocalypse, girl. This morning, she’s shared the first song from that album, and it suggests some fascinating new directions for the album. “That Battle Is Over,” on first glance, sounds like it might be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015 - 9:41 am

Jenny Hval Announces New Album Apocalypse, girl

Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval has announced her third solo album, Apocalypse, girl, and shared a trailer for the project. Fellow Norwegian and noise musician Lasse Marhaug interviewed Hval early last year, and she enjoyed the conversation so much that she enlisted Marhaug to produce her next record. Along with Marhaug, Hval worked with her bandmate… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 25, 2015 - 11:39 am

Jenny Hval – “The Cool, Cool River” (Paul Simon Cover)

Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval, whom we last saw here with the video for track “Innocence Is Kinky,” has released a cover of Paul Simon’s “The Cool, Cool River.” Her rendition of the track is nearly a capella, the spartan musical accompaniment is off-kilter throughout. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 20, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Jenny Hval – “Innocence Is Kinky” Video (NSFW)

Jenny Hval is an experimental Norwegian singer and writer who has been playing music for nearly ten years in Oslo. Since 2006, she has released four full-length records; two under the moniker “Rockettothesky” and two under her own name. Hval’s most recent, Innocence is Kinky, was released in the US in May via Rune Grammofon. More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 13, 2013 - 5:19 pm