16
Jul

HEY GUYS. My good pals at Noisey have invited me to try my hand at writing an advice-style column. I am hella excited about this! 

I’m going to take a stab at fielding your questions - not questions about me (though I thank you for your interest) but questions, for example, about music, business, music business, how being a woman interfaces with music and/or business, how being gay interfaces with music and/or business, how being human interfaces with music and/or business, etc. 

Is your tour schedule putting a strain on your relationship with your significant other? Are you wondering how you can better utilize your cat as a promotional device? Do you just want to talk about your feelings?

I (MAY) HAVE THE ANSWERS YOU SEEK! 

You can submit questions anonymously via my ask page, HERE. Hashtag them #anyquestions for me and then stay tuned, as I might publish some priceless advice for you in the future.

09
Jul

**NEW SONG ALERT**

This month’s installment of the EXHIBIT series is here! ICYMI, the serial song project is back for the summer!

July’s song is called “First Matthew” and was inspired by two photographs of David Wojnarowicz, taken by Peter Hujar, on view at MoMA. 

It was also influenced by my reading of Patti Smith’s excellent book Just Kids.

Listen to “First Matthew” on bandcamp.

Listen to the entire series HERE

This is the tenth installment of EXHIBIT, a museum-based serial song project. Prior to the creation of each song in the series, I spend time in the museum of my choosing. Within one week’s time, I compose and record a song inspired by the visit.

02
Jul

BEHOLD my cover of Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty.”

Featuring Kristin and Dannielle from Everyone Is Gay!

Watch & subscribe: youtube.com/jennyowenyoungs

17
Jun

**NEW SONG ALERT**

The EXHIBIT song series is back for the summer! I’ll be writing one new song each month for the project! (Hooray for art, hooray for music.) 

June’s offering is “Landslider,” inspired by the artist Swoon’s installation Submerged Motherlands, on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

Listen to “Landslider” on bandcamp.

Listen to the entire series HERE

This is the ninth installment of EXHIBIT, a museum-based serial song project. Prior to the creation of each song in the series, I spend time in the museum of my choosing. Within one week’s time, I compose and record a song inspired by the visit.

13
Jun

Y’ALL! I am SO STOKED to announce that this July I’ll be playing some shows with a super rad band: Against Me!

An awesome band called Creepoid is also playing these shows. I am way pumped, this tour is going to RULE.

Come hang with us if we are coming your way:

7/19 - Bloomington IN @ Rhino’s
7/22 - Chattanooga TN @ Track 29
7/23 - Augusta GA @ Sky City
7/24 - Wilmington NC @ Ziggy’s By the Sea
7/25 - Charlottesville VA @ The Southern
7/26 - Amityville NY @ Revolution
7/27 - Portland ME @ Port City Music Hall
7/29 - Hartford CT @ Webster Theatre
7/30 - Pawtucket RI @ The Met

Check out the tour page for complete listings, ticket links, and more!

12
Jun

HEY Y’ALL. It’s my gay-nniversary. One year ago today, I posted a coming out letter on the internet. Today, I published a follow-up piece on Noisey about how I feel now vs. how I felt then. (Spolier: unicorns, puppies, and un-ironic rainbows abound.) 

Read the complete article over on NOISEY.

Happy June 12th, AKA National Jenny Owen Youngs Coming Out Day.

03
Apr

HEY JOE - A Kickstarter Cover For Matt Frohlich

Dear friends: here is my take on Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe,” over which I toiled and toiled as though it were a complex soufflé! I prepared this cover at the request of Kickstarter backer Matt Frohlich, who is pretty much a totally sainted saint. Thank you Matt!

30
Mar

human centipede, sneak-attack “Last Person” callbacks, and family band times with Kristin & Dannielle.

02
Aug

Nighty Night

by Jenny Owen Youngs & Jukebox the Ghost

"Nighty Night" from the Jukebox the Ghost + Jenny Owen Youngs collaborative EP, now totally available from iTunes et cetera.

01
Aug
JUKEBOX THE GHOST + JENNY OWEN YOUNGS EP …is now totally straight-up available from iTunes & other digital platforms!!
The track listing is like:
1. Last Person (sung by Tommy & Ben)2. Good Day (sung by Jenny)3. Nighty Night (sung by Tommy & Ben)4. Ghosts In Empty Houses (sung by Jenny)
The backstory is like:
Jukebox the Ghost co-headlined a US tour with me back in April & May 2009. We wanted to do something special in advance of the tour, so we hatched a plan to record four songs (two Jenny, two Jukebox) with Dan Romer. Together we created new arrangements of all four songs, tracking all the instruments live in one room. I sang the Jukebox songs and Ben & Tommy handled vocals on my songs. The whole thing was completed in two nights - and it’s worth saying that we barely knew each other, and were fairly unfamiliar with one another’s songs. The result is rowdy, very seat-of-the-pants, and one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. 
Cover photograph by Baldomero FernandezArt direction by Gail Marowitz

JUKEBOX THE GHOST + JENNY OWEN YOUNGS EP 
…is now totally straight-up available from iTunes & other digital platforms!!

The track listing is like:

1. Last Person (sung by Tommy & Ben)
2. Good Day (sung by Jenny)
3. Nighty Night (sung by Tommy & Ben)
4. Ghosts In Empty Houses (sung by Jenny)

The backstory is like:

Jukebox the Ghost co-headlined a US tour with me back in April & May 2009. We wanted to do something special in advance of the tour, so we hatched a plan to record four songs (two Jenny, two Jukebox) with Dan Romer. Together we created new arrangements of all four songs, tracking all the instruments live in one room. I sang the Jukebox songs and Ben & Tommy handled vocals on my songs. The whole thing was completed in two nights - and it’s worth saying that we barely knew each other, and were fairly unfamiliar with one another’s songs. The result is rowdy, very seat-of-the-pants, and one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. 

Cover photograph by Baldomero Fernandez
Art direction by Gail Marowitz

05
Jun

A cover of the song “Hallelujah,” written by Leonard Cohen and famously covered by Jeff Buckley.

Made especially for Ms. Karina Paje, in recognition of her very meaningful support re: Kickstarter. THANKS KARINA!!!

28
May
OMG hey ladies and also dudes.
On Sunday June 30th @ 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific, I will be embarking on a co-StageIt adventure with my dear friend and incredible songwriter Gregory & the Hawk (aka Meredith). Our show is entitled “friendship bracelet!,” because like… girl talk and stuff. I’m going to visit Meredith in Portland Oregon and while I’m there we’re going to play some songs and answer some questions and give away some signed CDs and lyric sheets and other stuff. So far our top choices for collaborative covers include a Lemonheads song and also “Kiss From A Rose.” Just sayin.Join us by snagging a ticket over HERE.

OMG hey ladies and also dudes.

On Sunday June 30th @ 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific, I will be embarking on a co-StageIt adventure with my dear friend and incredible songwriter Gregory & the Hawk (aka Meredith). Our show is entitled “friendship bracelet!,” because like… girl talk and stuff. 

I’m going to visit Meredith in Portland Oregon and while I’m there we’re going to play some songs and answer some questions and give away some signed CDs and lyric sheets and other stuff. So far our top choices for collaborative covers include a Lemonheads song and also “Kiss From A Rose.” Just sayin.

Join us by snagging a ticket over HERE.

11
Jan
REVIVAL TOUR is back and I AM ALL UP IN IT!!!! GOOD TIMES AHEAD!!!!
Chuck Ragan, Tim McIlrath, Dave Hause, Rocky Votolato, Jenny O (no relation), me, and more to be announced!! I’m on from March 15th through April 7th!!
Presale bundles, sweet swag, and info: therevivaltourtix.com
To quote some ladies I know: “THE DAY OF RECKONING HAS COME!” 

REVIVAL TOUR is back and I AM ALL UP IN IT!!!! GOOD TIMES AHEAD!!!!

Chuck Ragan, Tim McIlrath, Dave Hause, Rocky Votolato, Jenny O (no relation), me, and more to be announced!! I’m on from March 15th through April 7th!!

Presale bundles, sweet swag, and info: therevivaltourtix.com

To quote some ladies I know: “THE DAY OF RECKONING HAS COME!” 

09
Jul
DEAR AMERICA, LET’S HANG OUT IN SEPTEMBER!!!
I’m coming your way with the one and only FRANK TURNER, plus LARRY & HIS FLASK. These shows are gonna be such a blast!! 
Here’s where we’re headed…
9.06.12 - Boston MA @ Palace - TICKETS 9.07.12 - Boston MA @ Palace - SOLD OUT 9.10.12 - Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Smalls - TICKETS9.11.12 - Detroit MI @ St. Andrews - TICKETS9.12.12 - Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop - TICKETS9.16.12 - Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theater - TICKETS9.17.12 - Lawrence KS @ Granada Theater - TICKETS9.18.12 - Denver @ Summit Music Hall - TICKETS9.20.12 - Anaheim CA @ House of Blues - TICKETS9.21.12 - Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom - TICKETS9.22.12 - Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad - TICKETS9.24.12 - Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s - TICKETS9.25.12 - New Orleans LA @ The Parish - TICKETS9.26.12 - Atlanta GA @ Masquerade - TICKETS9.28.12 - Baltimore MD @ Rams Head Live - TICKETS9.29.12 - New York NY @ Webster Hall - TICKETS9.30.12 - New York NY @ Webster Hall - TICKETS
http://www.jennyowenyoungs.com/tour

DEAR AMERICA, LET’S HANG OUT IN SEPTEMBER!!!

I’m coming your way with the one and only FRANK TURNER, plus LARRY & HIS FLASK. These shows are gonna be such a blast!! 

Here’s where we’re headed…

9.06.12 - Boston MA @ Palace - TICKETS
9.07.12 - Boston MA @ Palace - SOLD OUT
9.10.12 - Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Smalls - TICKETS
9.11.12 - Detroit MI @ St. Andrews - TICKETS
9.12.12 - Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop - TICKETS
9.16.12 - Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theater - TICKETS
9.17.12 - Lawrence KS @ Granada Theater - TICKETS
9.18.12 - Denver @ Summit Music Hall - TICKETS
9.20.12 - Anaheim CA @ House of Blues - TICKETS
9.21.12 - Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom - TICKETS
9.22.12 - Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad - TICKETS
9.24.12 - Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s - TICKETS
9.25.12 - New Orleans LA @ The Parish - TICKETS
9.26.12 - Atlanta GA @ Masquerade - TICKETS
9.28.12 - Baltimore MD @ Rams Head Live - TICKETS
9.29.12 - New York NY @ Webster Hall - TICKETS
9.30.12 - New York NY @ Webster Hall - TICKETS

http://www.jennyowenyoungs.com/tour

18
Jun

"So Long." Track 10 from AN UNWAVERING BAND OF LIGHT. Guest vocals by Ben Thornewill and Tommy Siegel of Jukebox the Ghost.

Get the song, get the album:
iTunes / bandcamp / physical

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