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

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