New Tom Waits’s Nanny – “Intelligentactile 101″

Couple of things worth noting about Jesca Hoop: Stewart Copeland bangs his drums on one track, she’ll be opening for the Polyphonic Spree during the month of shows from 6/23-7/23, she’s got a slightly left-of-center take on hummable pop, and she took care of Tom Waits’s kids. Bloggable by any stretch, that.

During her stint as the Waits clan’s nanny, she converted Tom into a Hoop-aphile, getting him to say, “Jesca Hoop’s music is like a four-sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night.” Tom passed her demos on to Nic Harcourt who spun ‘em incessantly, and now she’s hanging with the Police and touring the country with DeLaughter’s black-clad cult. Kismet’s as good a name for her debut as any. And hey, her tunes ain’t bad, either! “Intellgentactile” (which isn’t a word) is perfect for the Triple-A set with enough quirks to keep it fresh, and enough charm in Jesca’s vox to sound like a four-sided coin (OK we have no idea what that means either, but Tom said it so it’s gotta be true).

Jesca Hoop – “Intelligentactile 101″ (MP3)

Kismet is out 9/18 on 3Entertainment/Red Ink/Columbia. Tour dates with the Polyphonic Spree after the jump.


06/23 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
06/24 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ
06/25 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
06/26 – New Orleans, LA [email protected] Of Blues
06/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
06/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore at the TLA
06/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
07/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
07/02 – Boston, MA @ Avalon
07/03 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
07/05 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
07/06 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
07/07 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
07/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
07/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave II at the Eagles Club
07/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
07/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
07/14 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
07/15 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
07/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
07/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
07/20 – San Diego, CA @ Canes Bar & Grill
07/22 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
07/23 – Aspen, CO @ The Belly Up