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Jenny Hval has published two novels. Jenny Hval has fronted a gothic metal band. Jenny Hval has named her fourth solo album Blood Bitch. Any one of these accomplishments would be noteworthy, but the last is an act of particularly feminine defiance that marks the majority of her work, regardless of discipline. The Norwegian-born artist works in a variety of mediums, but has most recently focused on releasing music under her own name; she...
Today Jenny Hval announced the follow-up to her 2015 album Apocalypse girl. Hval concerns herself with below-the-surface tensions and uses experimental production and brittle singing techniques to create songs that are unsettling, spooky, and intimate. The Norwegian singer and producer worked with Lasse Marhaug on the record, which is called Blood Bitch and is out 9/30 via Sacred Bones. Hval wrote extensively about what the album is meant to convey, read her words below,...
How do you end up writing all things music for Pitchfork, curating the same for MoMA PS1, launching a music fest like Basilica Soundscape in Hudson, AND collaborating with artists like Matthew Barney? Start making zines when you’re young and then write tirelessly about music. In sum, work hard and never forget where you came from. METAL. When did you first begin to curate shows and what drew you to working with live music? I started...
  A new tenant has moved into 65 Ainslie Street, and he's made of lights: a six-foot penis is shining down on the good people of Williamsburg. As DNAinfo reports, widespread confusion has descended upon neighbors near the corner of Ainslie and Union Avenue, due to the new holiday decor hung by the anonymous men who live there. One of them, however, did confirm: "It's a joke." Adults, however, are purportedly disgusted, though sharing images of it on social media; the grandkids of...

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