Madeline Kenney Announces Jenn Wasner-Produced New Album, Shares “Cut Me Off” Video

Perfect Shapes Due Out October 5 via Carpark

Jul 11, 2018
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Madeline Kenney has announced her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes, and shared a video for its first single, "Cut Me Off." Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes produced the album, which is due out October 5 via Carpark. Watch the "Cut Me Off" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as her tour dates (fittingly opening for Wye Oak).

Kenney only just released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, last September via Company. Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bear produced that album. Back in January she shared a brand new song, "Still Learning," which featured Naytronix (aka Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards) and is not on the new album.

Perfect Shapes was recorded in Durham, NC in January 2018, just five months after the release of her debut album. This is Wasner's first time producing another artist's work.

Wasner had this to say about Kenney and the album in a press release: "The first time I heard the songs that would come together to form Madeline Kenney's Perfect Shapes, I understood what it felt like to really have a piece of art speak directly to you...hearing her words felt like someone whispering in my ear the contents of my own mind. This was my first time producing music other than my own, and it was one of the only times I've ever experienced working exclusively with women. And it was a creative experience unlike any I've ever had."

Robert Kolodny directed the "Cut Me Off" video, from a concept by Kenney. It features the singer in an office environment, including dancing on a table, and seems to be making a bit of a statement about women in the workplace.

Read our 2017 Pleased to Meet You interview with Madeline Kenney.

Read our 2017 Artist Survey interview with Madeline Kenney.

Perfect Shapes Tracklist:

1. Overhead
2. Bad Idea
3. Cut Me Off
4. No Weekend
5. Know
6. The Flavor of the Fruit Tree
7. I Went Home
8. Perfect Shapes
9. Your Art
10. Always Around Me

Madeline Kenney Tour Dates: 

July 11th - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
July 12th - Boise, ID @ Neurolux Lounge *
July 13th - Portland, OR @ Revolution Music Hall *
July 14th - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret *
July 15th - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
July 17th - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
July 18th - Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club *
July 19th - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room *
July 20th - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
July 21st - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
July 23rd - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
July 24th - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
July 27th - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *

* = with Wye Oak

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