The Blood is the Life…

Jenny Hval’s Blood Bitch

1.  Evan Minsker quoted Jenny Hval on sanguine meanings in Blood Bitch: “In a statement, Hval called the album ‘an investigation of blood.’ She elaborated that the album is specifically about “the purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers” (Pitchfork).

 

2.  Jenny Hval gave a statement about the fictional nature of Blood Bitch. She detailed a few of the characters and noted that this album is her most personal yet. Hval also incorporates a return to Goth and metal in this new work. Click HERE to read Hval’s full statement on Pitchfork.

 

3.  Rachel Brodsky said, “It was only last June that art-pop personality Jenny Hval released her fifth album, Apocalypse, Girl. Now, the Norwegian songstress has announced that she’ll release a follow-up called Blood Bitch…” (Spin).

 

4.  Hval’s bio states: “Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Her artistic voice is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time” (@JennyHval). Click HERE for the artist’s direct website.

 

“Female Vampire” by Jenny Hval from Blood Bitch:

Album Release:

Blood Bitch is scheduled to release 29 September 2016 through Sacred Bones. Click HERE to purchase previous albums and watch for Jenny Hval’s new album.

Tour Dates:

Click HERE to purchase through BandsinTown.

 

06-03 Dudingen, Switzerland – Kilbi Festival

06-04 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival

07-16 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Festival

08-05 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival

09-01-04 Wiltshire, England – End of the Road

09-30 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

10-17 Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo

10-18 Manchester, England – Soup Kitchen

10-19 London, England – Oslo

10-21 Brussels, Belgium – AB

10-22 Paris, France – Point Ephemere

10-24 Luzern, Switzerland – Suedpol

10-26 Berlin, Germany – Kantine am Berghain

10-27 Amsterdam, Netherlands – De School

10-28 Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel

10-29 Copenhagen, Denmark – Jazzhouse

11-11 Los Angeles, CA – Resident

 

Shout to Sources:  Pitchfork, Spin, SoundCloud, Sacred Bones, BandsinTown

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