News for Jesca Hoop

NEWS : WED, NOV 8, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Love is Written In The Stars And Sky in Jesca Hoop’s Charming New Animated Video for “Pegasi”

 + European Tour Begins This Friday November 10th in Groningen, NL.

2017 was an incredible year for Jesca Hoop. She released the stunning Memories Are Now, her Sub Pop debut and best reviewed album to date.Hoop released videos for the beautifully stark “The Lost Sky” and the album’s ebullient title track. She’s embarked on wildly successful US and European tours, and appeared on the Prairie Home Companion and Charlie Rose.
 
To close out the year, Jesca has shared her new video for “Pegasi” which was directed by Rachel Blumberg. Love is written in the stars and sky, in this delicately crafted multi-plane video which is comprised of cut paper and illustrated stop motion footage.




Jesca Hoop Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jesca Hoop and bandmates’ European tour begins Friday, November 10th in Groningen, NL at Lutherse Kerk and currently ends December 9th in Leeds, UK at Brudenell Social Club. The European tour will include stops in Germany, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, and multiple cities throughout the Netherlands, Sweden, France and U.K. (including London’s Union Chapel on December 1st). Please visit jescahoop.com/tour for updates.
 
Nov. 10 - Groningen, NL - Lutherse Kerk
Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival (Theater Kikker)
Nov. 12 - Ghent, BE - Minard
Nov. 13 - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar
Nov. 15 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet
Nov. 16 - Oslo, NO - John Dee
Nov. 18 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
Nov. 21 - Angers, FR - Joker’s Pub
Nov. 22 - Pau, FR - La Ferronnerie
Nov. 23 - Paris, FR - Chorus Festival
Nov. 26 - Guildford, UK - Boileroom
Nov. 27 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
Nov. 28 - Manchester, UK - The Stoller Hall
Nov. 30 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Dec. 01 - London, UK - Union Chapel
Dec. 02 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
Dec. 03 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Stables
Dec. 06 - Dublin, IE - The Workmans Club
Dec. 07 - Belfast, UK - The Strand Arts Centre
Dec. 08 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Dec. 09 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club


 
Memories Are Now, featuring the highlights “The Lost Sky” [link here], the aforementioned “Pegasi” and the title track [link here], 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 is available on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop [link].
 


What have “The People” been saying about Memories Are Now? Well, since you asked…
“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
 
“Her most complete and refined statement yet, a boisterously declarative album that’s urgent and at times seditious.” - Pitchfork
 
“One of her best albums to date. Stunning.” - The Sunday Times
 
“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
 
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.” [Memories Are Now, “First Listen”] - NPR Music
 
“…A raw representation of Hoop’s formidable songwriting talents.” [Memories Are Now] - MAGNET
 
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.”  [Memories Are Now, 8/10] - Uncut
 
“Past, present, and future rest patiently before Hoop, and she’s weaved them all into her most endearing album yet.” [Memories Are Now, 10/10] - Drowned in Sound
 
Memories Are Now is a gorgeously delivered elegy to heartbreak and loss; powerful, perfectly executed songs to bring comfort and strength to the weary, broken and scorned.” [Memories Are Now, 5/5] - The Skinny
 
“There is something compellingly unique and hard to pigeonhole here.” - [Memories Are Now, 4/5 ‘Album of the Week’] - The Guardian


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, MAR 17, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Watch Jesca Hoop’s Charlie Rose Interview + Performances of “Pegasi” and “Songs of Old” from Memories Are Now

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BEHOLD: Jesca Hoop made her US TV debut on Charlie Rose last night  [Watch here], sitting for an interview with guest host Anthony Mason (of CBS News). She also delivered stellar performances of “Pegasi” and “Songs of Old” from Memories Are Now, her acclaimed new album.

 
Hoop’s international tour in support of Memories Are Now is currently underway. The U.S. leg continues tonight, Friday, March 17th, with a show in Seattle at Fremont Abbey and ends on March 21st in Los Angeles, CA at the Roxy.  The EU shows now begin March 24th in Glasgow at 6 Music Festival and run through May 25th in Rome, IT at Unplugged at Monti. Additionally, there is a festival appearance on July 21st in Thirsk, UK at the Deer Shed Festival.

Hoop has also confirmed her largest London show to date at the Union Chapel on December 1st.

 
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. 24-26 - Glasgow, UK - 6 Music Festival
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 12 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
May 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
May 14 - Hamburg, DE - Nochwache
May 16 - Aarhus, DK - Atlas
May 17 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega Musikkens Hus (Main hall)
May 20 - Graz, AT - Forum
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May 21 - Vienna, AT - Chelsea
May 23 - Zagreb, HR - TBA
May 24 - Genoa, IT - Teatro
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May 25 - Rome, IT - Unplugged in Monti
Jul. 21 -  Thirsk, UK - Deer Shed Festival
Dec. 01 - London, UK - Union Chapel

 
Please visit www.jescahoop.com/tour for ticket links + updates, and follow Jesca absolutely everywhere via FacebookInstagram and Twitter


 
Memories Are Now, featuring highlights “The Lost Sky”, “Pegasi” and the title 
track, is available on CD / LP / DL from Sub Pop right over here. LP orders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser Edition on Robin’s Egg Blue-colored vinyl (while supplies last).

The album is Hoop’s best reviewed 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 Skinny also 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.”


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, FEB 9, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Watch Jesca Hoop’s Official Video For “Memories Are Now;” Title Track From Her Acclaimed New Album (out Feb. 10!)

Please to feast your eyes on “Memories Are Now,” Official Video for the title track off Jesca Hoop’s critically acclaimed new album which is available February 10th, throughout the known universe. This mesmeric visual was directed by multi-talented animator / illustrator Annlin Chao.

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 Skinny also 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).


Coming to a town near you…

Jesca Hoop’s forthcoming international tour dates in support of Memories 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. (find tour dates + ticket links below).
 

 
Memories Are Now, featuring highlights “The Lost Sky” [hear here], “Pegasi” and the title 
track. The album will be released on CD / LP / DL and is available for pre-order now over here. LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser Edition on Robin’s Egg Blue Swirl colored vinyl (while supplies last). The Loser Edition will also be available in finer independent record stores around the globe, and directly from the artist on tour (also in a ‘while supplies last’ situation).

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
 
“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

Tour Dates

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 ticket links + updates, and follow Jesca absolutely everywhere on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JAN 17, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Hear Jesca Hoop’s Ebullient “Memories Are Now,” The Title Track From Her Forthcoming Sub Pop Debut

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[Photo credit: Angel Ceballos]

Jesca Hoop’s “Memories Are Now” is the title track from her forthcoming label debut (out February 10th) and now’s the time to listen: here

Memories Are Now is an album of stunning original songs- raw yet brimming with energy, forged from rich life experience and emotional depth. Beautifully delivered by an artist that has steadfastly honed her unique craft of musical storytelling.

Jesca Hoop’s previously announced international tour dates in support of Memories 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 U.K. shows begin March 28th and include stops in London, Leeds, Bristol, Norwich, Manchester, Brighton, and Cambridge. (see dates below)

Jesca recently recorded an intimate performance on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 radio show, which features a sneak peek of “Pegasi” [watch here], and while your at it you should watch her poignant video for another Memories Are Now track, “The Lost Sky”.


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


Tour Dates

Jan 28th - Glasgow, UK, Roaming Roots Revue @ Celtic Connections
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. 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. 06 -  Manchester, UK -  Gorilla

Visit www.jescahoop.com/tour for ticket links.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, DEC 19, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Jesca Hoop Announces 2017 U.S. and U.K. Tour Dates Supporting ‘Memories Are Now’ (out Feb. 10)

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Jesca Hoop has some freshly made 2017 tour dates for you! She’ll be on the road soon after the release of her forthcoming Sub Pop debut Memories Are Now (out February 10th).
 
U.S. shows begin February 26th in Austin, TX and include stops in Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The U.K. shows begin March 28th and include stops in London, Leeds, Bristol, Norwich, Manchester, and Cambridge. (see dates below) Additional live dates will be announced soon. 

[Photo credit: Angel Ceballos]

Memories Are Now is an album of stunning original songs, raw yet brimming with energy, forged from rich life experience and emotional depth. Beautifully delivered by an artist that has steadfastly honed her unique craft of musical storytelling.

For an in-depth insight into the recording of the Memories Are Now, check out this lovely short film. The release of Memories Are Now comes on the heels of Love Letter for FireJesca’s acclaimed duets album with Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam. Memories Are Now 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. 

Jesca recently recorded an intimate performance on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 radio show, which features select tracks off her new album [see here].

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


Tour Dates

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. 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
Mar. 30 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
Apr. 01 - Brighton, UK - Patterns 
Apr. 02 - Norwich, UK - Epic Studios
Apr. 03 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms 
Apr. 06 - Manchester, UK -  Gorilla

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


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, NOV 17, 2016 at 7:00 AM

We Signed Jesca Hoop! Watch Haunting Video “The Lost Sky” From ‘Memories Are Now’ (out February 10th, 2017)

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[Photo Credit: Angel Ceballos]

On February 10th, 2017, Sub Pop will release Memories Are Nowthe extraordinary Sub Pop debut from singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop.  
 
Memories Are Now is an album of stunningly original songs–raw yet brimming with energy, forged from rich life experience and emotional depth. Beautifully delivered by an artist that has steadfastly honed her unique craft of musical storytelling. This album sees Jesca Hoop at her most realized and very best in her vocation. She wastes no time in making clear the confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship of her bold and exquisite new album.
 
The provocative and emotive intrigue is on display in a poignant video for “The Lost Sky,” directed by Elia Petridis. Stereogum premiered the hauntingly anxious visual (see November 17th story).”


[Album Cover Design by Dusty Summers, Illustration by Melanie Knott, animation by Jorge Canedo Estrada]

Memories Are Now will be released on CD / LP / DL and is available for preorder now right here, and LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser Edition on exquisite robin’s egg blue-colored vinyl (while supplies last)

The album was recorded at NRG Studios, produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Fiona Apple), engineered by Eric Caudieux, mixed by Greg Koller and mastered by Ian Sefchick at Capitol Mastering. 

The release of Memories Are Now comes on the heels of Love Letter For Fire, Hoop’s acclaimed duets record with Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam.


 
Jesca Hoop will be touring in support of Memories Are Now, on both sides of the Atlantic in the new year.  Check here for all live touring dates www.jescahoop.com/tour and follow Jesca absolutely everywhere on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Read more on Jesca Hoop’s Memories Are Now, here.


Posted by Rachel White