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L to R: Jenn Wasner and Madeline Kenney

Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner) and Madeline Kenney Share New Songs, Announce Joint Tour

Split 7-Inch Out Now via Carpark; Listen to “The Sisters” and “Helpless”

Feb 11, 2019 Photography by DL Andreson Wye Oak
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Madeline Kenney released her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes, last October via Carpark. Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes produced the album and now the two have teamed up again for a split 7-inch and a joint tour. Wasner contributes “The Sisters” under her Flock of Dimes alias, whereas Kenney’s song is entitled “Helpless.” Listen to both songs below, followed by the tour dates, which encompass five West Coast shows in April. Also below are the 7-inch’s cover art and a tour poster. The 7-inch is available exclusively on tour and via the Carpark Records’ store.

A press release describes the 7-inch release as such: “The split single, released on Carpark Records, is the result of a year spent both touring and living together as roommates, and an intertwined set of experiences and perspective. Together as a whole, the songs explore the attempt to make sense of life as an artist in an industry that values style over substance, particularly for women who refuse to have their artistry seen only through the filter of their own physicality.”

Previously Kenney shared a video for Perfect Shapes’ first single, “Cut Me Off” (which was our #1 Song of the Week), as well as a creepy self-directed video for another new song from the album, “Overhead” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week), a lyric video for “Bad Idea” (which made our Songs of the Week list as well), and the audio for “Perfect Shapes.”

Wye Oak (Wasner and Andy Stack) released a new album, The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, back in April 2018 via Merge. (It was our Album of the Week.) Wasner released her debut full-length album under her Flock of Dimes solo project, If You See Me, Say Yes, in 2016 via Partisan.

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

Read our 2017 Artist Survey interview with Madeline Kenney.

Read our 2018 interview with Wye Oak on The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs.

Flock of Dimes and Madeline Kenney Tour Dates:

April 23rd - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge
April 24th - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
April 27th - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey
April 28th - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
April 30th - Whidbey Island, WA - House Show

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February 11th 2019

nice website thanks

February 11th 2019

Good website

February 11th 2019

Merc you have goood website

February 16th 2019

This is going to be a pretty cool tour. Dropkick Murpheys is a sick band.