Jenny Hval covers Paul Simon's "The Cool, Cool River," tours North America

Photo by Karl Edwin Scullin.

Released back in May, Jenny Hval's Innocence is Kinky, endures as one of my favorite records of 2013. I've played it countless times, and, in a few days, when Hval takes the stage at NYC's Mercury Lounge, I'll finally have the chance to see and hear the songs performed live.

It's happening on a Tuesday night. And it's the late show. And I'm old. But I'm still going. So, you know that I consider this one important. (Wednesday is going to be rough.)

Maybe I'll see you there. For now, we can also enjoy Hval's quiet, lovely cover of Paul Simon's typically bouncy tune, "The Cool, Cool River."

And, if you haven't already seen it, here's the video for "Innocence is Kinky," directed by the awesomely talented Zia Anger, who's also worked with Julianna Barwick, Angel Olsen, and other similarly wonderful artists. This video may not be safe for work. If you're offended by or uninterested in nudity, sexual content, strong language, latex, bubblegum, and/or the collision of pleasure and pain, you may want to avoid watching this video.

If you like nudity, sexual content, strong language, latex, bubblegum, and/or the collision of pleasure and pain, maybe I'll see you at the Mercury Lounge on Tuesday night.

If you can't make it to the Mercury Lounge, you'll have a few additional opportunities to see Jenny Hval this fall:

Friday, Sept. 27: Toronto, ON @ Rivoli
Saturday, Sept. 28: Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
Sunday, Sept. 29: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Tuesday, Oct. 1: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Wednesday, Oct. 2: Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Thursday, Oct. 31: Hudson, NY @ Basilica Hudson
Friday, Nov. 1: Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
Tuesday, Nov. 5: Washington, DC @ DC9
Wednesday, Nov. 6: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Thursday, Nov. 7: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall

Glotz's picture

I'm picking up what she's putting down! 


dan m's picture

Just arrived in NYC and I may just have to check this out. Thanks for the heads up.

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