B-SIDE TO CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ALBUM OUT OF THE GARDEN
OUT NOW ON POLYVINYL RECORDS
ON TOUR THIS SPRING/SUMMER WITH PWR BTTM
Photo Credit: Tucker Leary
Tancred (Jess Abbott) is thrilled to share new song “Birthday Candles,” a previously-unreleased B-side to her critically-acclaimed 2016 album, Out of the Garden, which is out now on Polyvinyl Records. Premiering today on THE FADER, they praise the "smart and self-aware" song as a more "introspective and melancholy" counterweight to Out of the Garden's "spunky fury." “The song idea came from a dream I had about blowing out candles on a birthday cake,” Abbott shares, expounding upon the track’s inspiration, “and how you can be surrounded by people and still feel really isolated and alone.” Tancred will embark upon a spring/summer tour with label mates PWR BTTM later this month; all upcoming tour dates are listed below.
With the release of “Birthday Candles” comes the news of Abbott’s amicable and mutual departure from Now, Now. Both Abbott and KC and Brad are excited to continue pursuing their desired creative direction through Tancred and Now, Now respectively, and are grateful for the experiences they shared together during Now, Now’s period as a trio. Read Abbott’s full statement on Facebook.
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 YouTube
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