New Jenny Lewis – “The Next Messiah”

In preparation to drop Acid, Jenny’s been posting some not very amusing sketches to YouTube, featuring Ben Gibbard, Jonathan Rice, and actual music from the LP. So, yes “The Next Messiah”‘s special sketch involves Ben Gibbard in a closet with a bunch of pink heart-shaped balloons that have Acid Tongue inscribed upon them. After that gets over with, you’ll hear the song, which is far away from the gentle country and choral backings of the title track. Instead it’s a stomping (and later, funky) southern blues-rock bit with slide guitars and lots about Jenny’s daddy (“he was a chancer” and a bouncer and, of course, the next messiah).

Strong shift at 5:17 and if you haven’t yet, you can hear “Acid Tongue.” Here’s the DL.

Jenny Lewis – “Acid Tongue” (MP3)

If you’re keeping tabs on Acid, that’s two down, tour to go:
09/15 – Albuquerque, [email protected] Sunshine Theatre
09/16 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
09/17 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
09/18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
09/19 – Chicago, IL @ Epiphany
09/20 – Omaha, NE @ Anchor Inn*
09/21 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium*
09/22 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre*
09/23 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge*
09/24 – Oxford, MS @ Lyric Theatre*
09/25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom*
09/26 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
09/28 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa*&
09/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/01 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
10/02 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Synagogue
10/03 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
10/04 – New York, NY @ Apollo Theatre
10/05 – New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theatre
10/08 – Paris, France @ Le Maronquinerie
10/09 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
10/10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
10/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
10/13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Kagelbanan
10/14 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Junior
10/16 – Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
10/17 – London, England @ Koko
10/18 -Glasgow, Scotland @ QMU
10/19 – Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
10/25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
10/26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox*

* w/ Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
& w/ M. Ward

Acid Tongue is out 9/23 on Warner. Blotterrfic.