Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock Of Dimes) and Madeline Kenney met last year to work on Kenney’s Perfect Shapes, and now they come together to release a split 7″ with two new singles — Flock Of Dimes’ “The Sisters” and Kenney’s “Helpless.” The duo worked on these songs while touring and living together during 2018. The result is a harmonious synthesis of both of their styles.
“When Maddie and I met a year ago to work on her record, Perfect Shapes, we felt an instant bond, both creatively and personally. We spent a lot of time together this year, and I spent most of it in awe of her ability to create with a lightness and fluency that I’ve only observed in very few others,” Wasner says in a statement. “So, in the spirit of constant creation and regeneration, and in celebration of our friendship, I’m very excited to share a couple of songs that we made during the time we spent living 50 feet away from each other.”
“Some strange twists of fate and good fortune put me in the orbit of Jenn Wasner’s musical genius for the entirety of 2018. Even after making a record, going on several tours together, and moving into the same house for a time, we just couldn’t bear the thought of our creative collaboration ending,” Kenney adds. “We put these two songs together on the same piece of plastic — a kind of mirroring of how our musicality and personalities are truly two unique sides of the same coin.”
Listen to “The Sisters” and “Helpless” below.
04/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
04/24 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
04/27 Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
04/28 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
04/30 Whidbey Island, WA @ House Show
The Flock Of Dimes / Madeline Kenney 7″ is out physically on 4/19 via Carpark Records.