New single and album announcement from Jenny Hval: “Female Vampire”

Norwegian sound-maker, Jenny Hval, is not one to leave her listener’s bored or thoughtless. Her creations are deep, complex and layered and within these layers, lies Hval herself. As a musician she puts so much of herself into her music, not caring what others may think, irregardless of what judgement may pass over what intimate part of herself she shares. This is what makes her outlandish interpretation of music so beautiful.

Hval has just announced the release of a new record that’s due to come out on September 30th via Sacred Bones. The record, titled Blood Bitch, is shaping up to be a masterpiece wildly different than her previous releases. According to Hval, Blood Bitch is a reflection of both truth and fiction in her life and is her most personal record to date. Hval had this to say about Blood Bitch:

“Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. 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….It’s an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter.”

As a taste of what Hval will be dishing out on her upcoming release, she has given us the single, “Female Vampire”, a smooth and haunting electronic track:


You can pre-order Blood Bitch via Bandcamp and catch Hval touring this summer and fall:

Fri. June 3 – Duedingen, CH @ Kilbi Festival
Sat. June 4 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Fest
Sat. July 16 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
Fri. Aug. 5 – Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
Sun. Sep. 1-4 – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road
Wed. Sep. 14 – Oslo, NO @ Ultima Festival
Fri. Sep. 30 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Mon. Oct. 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Tue. Oct. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Wed. Oct. 19 – London, UK @ Oslo
Fri. Oct. 21 – Brussels, BE @ AB
Sat. Oct. 22 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Mon. Oct. 24 – Luzern, CH @ Suedpol
Wed. Oct. 26 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Thu. Oct. 27 – Amsterdam, NL @ De School
Fri. Oct. 28 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
Sat. Oct. 29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse
Fri. Nov. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident

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