Jesca Hoop's fourth proper solo LP and first for Sub Pop is entitled Memories Are Now, a reference to the concept of seizing the day. With Blake Mills back to produce, the album encompasses much of the range of her previous output, which routinely challenged the boundaries of indie rock and folk, encouraging a label more along the lines of unconventional singer/songwriter. It follows her likewise free-spirited but more rustic duet album with Sam Beam, Love Letter for Fire, by less than a year, and any new fans from that collaboration may well delight in its expressiveness right alongside.
Memories Are Now is a composed but not utterly controlled place, and within that tension, Hoop’s music and message, together, find their highest vibrancy. 80. With Memories Are Now, she understands exactly when to use the bridle and bit on these wild, wise songs.
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Jesca Hoop’s new album Memories Are Now wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship. The stark and reverberant title track opens the set with a fighting spirit, says Hoop, serving as an anthem to push through any obstacle and put forth your very best work. And she has unequivocally done that here, with an album of stunningly original songs–minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth, and years of honing the craft of singing. As riveting as it is reflective, the album, produced by Blake Mills (Fiona.
Jesca Hoop meets with us to talk about her new album Memories Are Now, produced by Alabama Shakes' Blake Mills, her first, unfortunate encounter with a Martin - and why being an untrained musician can be an advantage. Jesca Hoop, having just rolled up her yoga mat, exudes a certain natural calm, but she is not immune from the odd moment of panic, as she explains, when we ask about her first encounter with a premium guitar. Well I was writing songs a cappella and then wanted to write with something, she begins, in her soft and deliberate voice
Which brings us to singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop: if what she’s called handshakes and hugs from great people who believe in me amounted to commercial success, she’d never be off the top of the charts. She was encouraged to start a musical career by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, after they employed her as a nanny. Her debut album featured, among its cast of backing musicians, Stewart Copeland of the Police. A phone call from Elbow’s Guy Garvey ultimately led to her relocating from California to Chorlton-cum-Hardy: the pair have collaborated regularly ever since. It seems to sum up the whole album. Whether Memories Are Now shifts her from a cult concern, and recipient of handshakes and hugs from heavy friends, into something else remains to be seen, but there is something compellingly unique and hard to pigeonhole here.
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|A1||Memories Are Now|
|A2||The Lost Sky|
|A3||Animal Kingdom Chaotic|
Harmonica – Fiona Apple
|B1||Songs Of Old
Arranged By [Strings], Strings – Rob Moose
Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg Leisz
- Copyright (c) – Sub Pop
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop
- Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
- Recorded At – NRG Studios
- Published By – Songs Of The Mothership
- Published By – Itself & Jesca Hoop Publishing
- Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated – 26550
- Design – Dusty Summers
- Engineer – Eric Caudieux
- Illustration – Melanie Knott
- Mastered By – Ian Sefchick
- Mixed By – Greg Koller
- Performer, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Backing Vocals – Blake Mills
- Performer, Guitar, Vocals – Jesca Hoop
- Photography By – Angel Ceballos
- Producer – Blake Mills
NotesSub Pop "Loser Edition" pressed on robin's egg blue vinyl.
Comes with download card.
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- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): SP1175-A Gl IS 26550.1...
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): SP1175-B Gl IS 26550.2... Thank You Tom X
- Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A): MASTED BY CAPITOL
- Barcode (Scanned): 0098787117516
- Rights Society: ASCAP
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