TANCRED ANNOUNCES SPRING/SUMMER TOUR WITH PWR BTTM
FULL SXSW 2017 SCHEDULE + JENNY OWEN YOUNGS DATES
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM OUT OF THE GARDEN
OUT NOW ON POLYVINYL RECORDS
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Tancred (Jess Abbott) is excited to is excited to announce upcoming shows with Jenny Owen Youngs and a month long spring/summer tour with her new Polyvinyl label mates PWR BTTM. Tancred will also be performing at SXSW 2017 in support of the critically acclaimed new album Out of The Garden (Polyvinyl Records). Full SXSW schedule and all upcoming tour dates below.
Produced by That Dog’s Anna Waronker and Off!/Redd Kross member Steven McDonald, Out of the Garden has been hailed as a “phenomenal” new album by NPR Music, with lead single “Sell My Head” being praised by Stereogum for how it “simmers with a uniquely bold energy”. “Out Of The Garden,” wrote THE FADER “is a full-on blast of power pop with an angry shadow behind it. Lead singer and songwriter Jess Abbott's voice sounds like it came straight out of 1999; she's got those perfect, subtly nasal pipes that sound like the sweetest, chewiest, most long-lasting bubblegum.”
Watch the music video for “Pens” feat. Sadie Dupuis via NPR Music
Written over a two-year period during a break from touring, Out of the Garden’s emphasis on re-defining feminine expectations was shaped by primary songwriter Jess Abbott’s experiences living in Minneapolis and working at a liquor store in a rough part of town. “I learned how to speak up when I needed to and how to truly be myself without reservation,” Abbott recalls. “I felt afraid walking home at night, and after a couple of months I just got sick of it and started getting into self-defense and self-empowerment as a means of coping. Finding my own strength changed everything.”
After writing and tracking every song in her apartment, Abbott enlisted Kevin Medina and Terrence Vitali to add drums and bass to her demos. The band then traveled to LA to record with McDonald and Waronker. As a result, Out of the Garden showcases Tancred shedding its former skin in favor of a bolder and infinitely more confident sound. Says Abbott, “Out of the Garden represents doing what you want, what you need, without letting anything or anyone stop you - and smiling while you do it.”
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