Jenny Hval

Norwegian artist and writer Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound since the release of her debut album in 2006. For her last two solo albums, 2013's Innocence

Is Kinky and 2015’s Apocalypse, girl, Hval’s debut for Sacred Bones, she has received thoughtful and widespread international acclaim for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and markedly non-traditional arrangements which incorporate elements of poetry, prose writing, performance art, and film. The New York Times defines her writing as “taking a scalpel to the subjects of gender politics and sexuality.” Hval has eloquently brought to light issues of both male and female gaze, which for years had been swept under the rug and/or denied all together.

Hval’s conceptual takes on collective and individual gender identities and sociopolitical constructs landed Apocalypse, girl on dozens of year end lists and compelled writers everywhere to grapple with the age-old, yet previously unspoken, question: What is Soft Dick Rock? After touring for a year and earning her second Nordic Prize nomination, as any

perfectionist would, Hval immediately went back into the studio to continue her work with acumen noise producer Lasse Marhaug, with whom she co-produces here on Blood Bitch.

Her new effort is in many respects a complete 180° from her last in subject matter, execution and production. It is her most focused, but the lens is filtered through a gaze which the viewer least expects.

Ludwig Persik

"Ludwig Persik grew up on the LES surrounded by the CBGB punk scene, and judging by his effortlessly stylish sound—part swirly psych-folk, part brooding dance pop—he was listening closely." - Time Out

In July 2012, his debut EP produced by Jamie Lidell was made available for free on his website.

Originally from Portland, Maine and now living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Tica Douglas reminds us what good pop music should be. Tica is one of the rare songwriters who values lyrics and melody equally. More importantly, she can pull them both off. Whether it's just Tica and her acoustic (like her first two albums 'I Love Mahself, Yup Yup' and 'The Edinburgh Tracks,') with a full band (the more recent 'Apollo'), or in the middle of a mess of synthesizers (her new single: 'Inside Outside') Tica-listeners are pulled into one foot-tapping hook after another, and feel the need to stay to hear what she has to say.


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