Jenny Lewis Drops Sophomore Effort

 

”Hard hitting and acerbic” narratives… and
much more.

By Blurt Staff

 

Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis has her second solo album, titled Acid Tongue, due from  Warner Bros Records in September. It’s the
followup to 2006’s Rabbit Fur Coat and marks her
debut for the major label — sort of. While RFC was on indie Team Love,
with Rilo she’s already got a home at Warners, which issued last year’s
Under
The Blacklight
album (Warner Bros Records, 2007). Tour dates will accompany
the release of the album; full itinerary below.

 

 

Here’s the scoop from the Lewis camp:

 
Some of Lewis’ most steadfast
collaborators appear on Acid Tongue: Johnathan
Rice
, Farmer Dave Scher, Jason Boesel, Jason Lader and M Ward.
She also invited other notable musician friends into the fold, including Elvis Costello for a duet
 (“Carpetbaggers“),
Chris Robinson (of The Black
Crowes), Benji Hughes, Zooey Deschanel (of She & Him) & Vanessa
Corbala
(of Whispertown2000) on backing vocals, Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle / The Entrance Band) and her
sister Ana provided strings, Davey Faragher (of The Imposters) on
bass, as well as Laurel Canyon’s own Jonathan
Wilson
on guitar, and even members of Jenny’s own family.  Her
sister Leslie Lewis provided
backing vocals on two songs while her father, harmonica virtuoso Eddie Gordon makes a star turn on
rumbling bass harp.

The all analog, no Pro-Tools sessions were all part of a shared aesthetic
between Lewis, her producers, and her musician collaborators, working quickly
and tracking her vocals entirely live and without embellishment. Recorded at Sound City
Studios
in Van Nuys,
California in just 3 weeks, the
album’s tracks, disparate as they are, share a sparkling vitality; Lewis’ voice
has never sounded so expressive and the narratives have never been so
hard-hitting and acerbic.


 

 

Tracklist:

 

 1. Black Sand
                                               7.
Godspeed
                       
 2. Pretty Bird
                                                8.
Carpetbaggers
 3. The Next Messiah
                                    9.
Trying My Best To Love You
 4. Bad Man’s World
                                     10.
Jack Killed Mom
 5. Acid Tongue
                                             11.
Sing A Song For Them
6. See Fernando
                                   


Tour Dates:
 
9/16 –  Fox Theatre- Boulder, CO
                                   
9/17 – Ogden Theatre- Denver, CO
9/19 –  Epiphany Church, Chicago IL
9/20 – Anchor Inn- Omaha, NE*
9/21 – Ryman Auditorium- Nashville, TN*
               
9/22 – Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN*
         
9/23 – George’s Majestic Fayetteville, AK*
             
9/24 – The Lyric Theatre – Oxford, MS*
9/25 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK*
9/26 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
10/2 – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue- Washington, DC
10/4 – Apollo Theatre- New York, NY
 
(*with Conor Oberst )
 

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