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    releases August 11, 2017

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    'Jen Cloher' on CD comes in a beautiful gatefold card digipack with an eight page insert.

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    The 'Jen Cloher' 12" Vinyl is pressed on heavy 180gm solid pale blue vinyl. It comes in a card sleeve with a lyric insert and digital download of the album.

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    Artwork by Minna Leunig
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This discount bundle includes a 12" Vinyl in solid pale blue + a Tshirt of (black or white) designed by Minna Leunig

    Includes digital pre-order of Jen Cloher. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This discount bundle includes a 12" Vinyl in solid pale blue + a cotton Teatowel designed by Minna Leunig

    Includes digital pre-order of Jen Cloher. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around August 11, 2017

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Analysis Paralysis
3.
Regional Echo
4.
Sensory Memory
5.
Shoegazers
6.
Strong Woman
7.
Kinda Biblical
8.
Great Australian Bite
9.
Loose Magic
10.
Waiting In The Wings
11.
Dark Art

about

“It’s self-titled.” The three-word answer is all that Jen Cloher requires to describe her new album, a letter in triplicate addressed to themes of Music, Australia and Love. It’s the most honest album she’s ever written. Jen likes best to tell the truth.

'Jen Cloher' is the culmination of a period of artistic and personal growth in which the artist took her rightful place as the punk-rock figurehead of Melbourne’s famous DIY music scene. The NIDA graduate is now an outspoken advocate for artist rights, a label boss and band-leader, she also happens to be the partner of an internationally acclaimed songwriter. Cloher’s politics and her fascinating life-story are enough justification to take notice here, but it’s the music that will have you returning to this album again and again.

Cloher says: “It’s a classic rock album, recorded live in one room with minimal overdubs… I’m not too good at going into descriptive language around my own music but I suppose it is intimate without ever feeling too precious.”

The bulk of Cloher’s album was recorded in October 2016 by Greg Walker amidst the rolling greenery of rural Australia. The band that first played together on Cloher’s acclaimed third album, the Australian Music Prize nominated In Blood Memory, are now bold and assured. These are songs of distance and songs of driving, they are split here and there by the melodic intricacy of guitarist Courtney Barnett while drummer Jen Sholakis and bassist Bones Sloane add weight and space, playing only what is needed, leaving room for the songs to breathe, transform and soar.

The record was completed in March 2017 with Tom Schick at Jeff Tweedy’s famous ‘Loft’ Studios in the depths of Chicago’s winter.

credits

releases August 11, 2017

Recorded by Greg Walker at The Bakery, Jumbunna, Victoria.
Mixed by Tom Schick at The Loft, Chicago.
Produced by Greg Walker and Jen Cloher.
Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio, Collingwood.
All songs by Jen Cloher 2017.
Guitar and Vocals – Jen Cloher
Guitar and Vocals – Courtney Barnett
Bass and Vocals – Bones Sloane
Drums and Vocals – Jen Sholakis
Guitar, Piano, Violin, percussion and vocals – Greg Walker
Guitar on Loose Magic – Kurt Vile
Vocals on Strong Woman – Tain Stangret, Rachel Maserati.
Mini Moog and Tambourine on Shoegazers – Tom Healy
Synth on Forgot Myself – Dan Luscombe

Cover photo by Luke McLean Stephenson
Studio photos by Xavier Fennell
Cover design by Traianos Pakioufakis
Merch design Minna Leunig

Tour dates
www.jencloher.com/shows/

Please note: All pre-orders will be signed by Jen Cloher & will not be posted until around August 11. If you order another item from the store it will not ship until this date also.

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Jen Cloher Melbourne, Australia

Jen Cloher is a highly respected recording and performing artist and co-founder of Milk! Records.

Since 2014, her output has been increasingly biting, witty and poetic, with her last album, the critically lauded “In Blood Memory” representing an artistic apex for the artist and garnering her a prestigious Australian Music Prize nomination.

Her self titled fourth album is released August 11, 2017
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Track Name: Forgot Myself
You’d been gone so long you could have been dead
Piles of books you bought but never read
Paint a still life of your side of the bed
Patti Smith poems, a hair tie and some vitamins
There’s only so much you can say in a text
Reading between the lines is hazardous
A slow reply can really mess with your head
I was Feelin’ Kinda Free
Now I’m Desperate.

Oh god I forgot myself
Oh god I forgot my health
I seen it coming but it’s too late now
Oh god, oh god, I forgot myself

I was shooting for a different score
My head, my heart, the way, the open door
Like a fly up against the window
The open sky, so close, I’ll never know
See my reflection staring back in the glass
I’m getting older
I know, that things don’t last
For all the time I spend worrying
Most things they never happen.

Oh god I forgot myself
Oh god I forgot my health
I seen it coming but it’s too late now
Oh god, oh god, I forgot myself

You’re riding round the world
You’re doing this and you’re signing that
The facts are that you’re there and I’m here
When you’re gone too long I become an idea
I’m driving in my car
Your song comes on the radio
And I remember what I always forget
Loneliness.