2/09/2017

Watch Jesca Hoop's 'Memories Are Now" video (+ album out tomorrow on Sub Pop)

Watch Jesca Hoop’s official video for “Memories Are Now,” the title track from her acclaimed new album
https://youtu.be/s79pNrycneQ
“Her most endearing album yet” [10/10] - Drowned in Sound

“Powerful, perfectly executed songs” [5/5] - The Skinny


“Album of the Week” - Loud & Quiet

 
Memories Are Now is available tomorrow
worldwide from Sub Pop
Jesca Hoop has delivered an official video for “Memories Are Now,” the title track from her critically acclaimed new album, available tomorrow worldwide from Sub Pop.

The mesmeric visual was directed by animator / illustrator 
AnnlinChao [link here]. 

Memories Are Now is Hoop’s best-reviewed album to date.Drowned in Sound gave the album a 10 out 10 rating, and said,“Past, present, and future rest patiently before Hoop, and she’s weaved them all into her most endearing album yet.”  The Skinnyalso gave the album a perfect score (5/5), calling it a “gorgeously delivered elegy to heartbreak and loss; powerful, perfectly executed songs to bring comfort and strength to the weary, broken and scorned.”

Meanwhile, Loud & Quiet named Memories Are Now it’s “Album of the Week,” and raved, “One of the most engagingly idiosyncratic and refreshingly broad collections of solo singer songwriting in recent memory.” And NPR Music added, “In both content and construction, Jesca Hoop's songs practically burst with ideas: They're as strange and smart and heartfelt as they are gorgeous, and that's saying something.”

Jesca Hoop appeared on Lauren Laverne’s BB6 show earlier today to discuss the album and delivered stellar performances of “The Lost Sky” and “Songs of Old” [listen here].  Additionally, Hoop has scheduled radio US sessions including Prairie Home Companion (February 18th, 5-7pm CT), KUTX in Austin (February 16th) along with WXPN’s World Cafe in Philadelphia, WERS in Boston, and WFUV in New York (air dates TBD).

Jesca Hoop’s forthcoming international tour dates in support ofMemories Are Now span January 28th through April 6th, 2017.  The U.S. shows begin February 26th in Austin, TX and include stops in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The EU shows begin March 28th and include stops in London [Sold Out], Leeds, Bristol, Leicester, Norwich, Manchester, Brighton, Cambridge, Liverpool, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Berlin, Hamburg and Thirsk (Deer Shed Festival).  

Hoop has also just confirmed her largest London show to date at the Union Chapel on December 1st. Tickets on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 10th [link here].

Feb. 26 - Austin, TX -  3TEN @ Austin City Limits Live
Feb. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Mar. 02 - Vienna, VA - Jammin’ Java
Mar. 05 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Mar. 06 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Mar. 08 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Mar. 12 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Mar. 13 - Mineral Point, WI - Mineral Point Opera House
Mar. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
Mar. 17 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Mar. 18 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Mar. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Mar. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Mar. 28 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Mar. 29 - London, UK - The Lexington [Sold Out]
Mar. 30 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
Mar. 31- Leicester, UK- The Musician
Apr. 01 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
Apr. 02 - Norwich, UK - Epic Studios
Apr. 03 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
Apr. 05 - Liverpool, UK -  The Magnet
Apr. 06 -  Manchester, UK -  Gorilla
May 13 - Amsterdam – Bitterzoet
May 14 -  Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
May 16 - Aarhus, DK - Atlas
May 17 - Copenagen, DK - Vega Jnr
May 18 - Berlin, DE - Gruener Salon
Jul. 21 - Thirsk,  UK - Deer Shed Festival
Dec. 01 - London, UK - Union Chapel


Please visit www.jescahoop.com/tour for updates.

Memories Are Now, featuring the highlights “The Lost Sky” [link here], “Pegasi” and the title 
track,  was recorded at NRG Studios, produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes), engineered by Eric Caudieux, mixed by Greg Koller and mastered by Ian Sefchick at Capitol Mastering.

Memories Are Now will be released on CD / LP / DL  and is available for pre-order now [link]. LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser Edition on robin's egg blue colored vinyl (while supplies last).


What people are saying about Memories Are Now
“Hoop has been a free spirit, but with Memories Are Now, she understands exactly when to use the bridle and bit on these wild, wise songs.”  [4/5] - Mojo

Memories Are Now is built on stacked voices, sparse 
rhythm and twisted folk shapes, but the execution varies pleasingly, from the Native American blues of “Cut Connection” to the autumnal bucolia of “Songs Of Old.”  [8/10] - Uncut

Daringly astute and gleamingly sincere, assertive and eloquent.” [8/10] - PopMatters

“One of her best albums to date. Stunning." - The Sunday Times

“An admirably sharp and focused collection of songs." [4/5] -Record Collector

“This project has an air of rebirth to it. Hoop and her producer, Blake Mills, have worked to minimize her trademark lush arrangements to make Memories more reminiscent of a live setting. The spare “Animal Kingdom Chaotic” is built around fingerpicked string-work and typewriter clicks. Its Americana-leaning follow-up, “Simon Says,” relies only on a lightly distorted six-string, an upright bass and Hoop’s layered harmonies.” -PASTE

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