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Jenny Owen Youngs

Coming up strong behind R. Stevie Moore as the most talented singer/songwriter to be based in the nondescript bedroom community of Montclair, NJ, Jenny Owen Youngs fuses Liz Phair's perceptive and brashly funny lyrics with the orchestrated folk-pop of Regina Spektor and Erin McKeown, adding just a hint of Nellie McKay's jazzy cabaret leanings and Cat Power's throaty, confessional angst. Born in New Jersey in 1981, Youngs first picked up the guitar at the age of 14 and attended the music program at the State University of New York, having enrolled during a period in which the previously obscure art school was single-handedly populating what would become the entire New York "anti-folk" scene: besides Youngs and Spektor, Jeffrey Lewis, Langhorne Slim, and the Moldy Peaches' Adam Green, and Kimya Dawson were all SUNY-Purchase graduates. Maintaining a friendship with Spektor, who chose Youngs as her opening act on the tours following her breakthrough album, Soviet Kitsch, Youngs wrote and recorded her debut album, 2005's self-released Batten the Hatches. Although the album garnered generally positive reviews, it attracted little notice until one of its highlights, the rueful "Fuck Was I," was used in the second-season opener of the popular cable sitcom Weeds. Signing with the Canadian indie Nettwerk Records, Youngs released a remixed and repackaged version of Batten the Hatches in early 2007. She returned to the road shortly thereafter, opening shows for the likes of Vienna Teng while compiling material for a new album. Released in 2009, Transmitter Failure marked the artist's second full-length release. ~ Stewart Mason
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Jenny Owen Youngs

  1.   Song
  2.   Last Person
  3.   Transmitter Failure
  4.   Already Gone
  5.   P.S.
  6.   Born To Lose
  7.   First Person
  8.   Drinking Song
  9.   Sleep Machine
  10.   From Here
  11.   Wake Up
  12.   So Long
  13.   Why You Fall
  14.   Pirates
  15.   Your Apartment
  16.   What Beats Within
  17.   Start + Stop
  18.   Secrets
  19.   Nighty Night
  20.   Led to the Sea
  21.   Dissolve
  22.   Clean Break
  23.   Hot In Herre
  24.   F**k Was I
  25.   Woodcut
  26.   Voice on Tape
  27.   Fuck Was I
  28.   Lightning Rod
  29.   Bricks
  30.   Porchrail
  31.   O God
  32.   Have You Forgotten
  33.   If I Didn't Know
  34.   Things We Don't Need Anymore
  35.   Coyote
  36.   No More Words
  37.   Two by Two
  38.   Over The Bow
  39.   Keys Out Lights On
  40.   Ring Of Fire
  41.   Here Is a Heart
  42.   Great Big Plans
  43.   Love for Long

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