This new Pernice Brothers song’s titled after Jacqueline Susann, the glamorous ’60s writer/personality/David Trinidad obsession who authored the hugely successful “trash” novel Valley Of The Dolls and died of cancer in 1974 at 56. The real subject of the song, though, is a well-rounded crush object reading both Ford Madox Ford (recommended) and Jacqueline. It comes from the forthcoming Goodbye, Killer, Joe Pernice & Co’s first album since 2006’s Live A Little. He worked with longtime collaborators James Walbourne and Ric Menck on it, along with his brother Bob.
Goodbye, Killer is out 6/15 via Ashmont. The album cover was painted by Jeffrey Valluzzi.