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Live at The Loft and Loew's

by Jen Cloher

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claireschmitt
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claireschmitt jfc this is so good Favorite track: Kamikaze Origami (Live at Loew's).
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@CatMaskGirl Having hyper-empathic connection to her whole body of work. She’s one of the artist’s whose work I keep on hand at all times to shorten the journey back from falling down from tripping on doubt and getting back to thriving again. I find the evolution of her sound is apparent and inspires an instinct of looking in to push forward in my life. Favorite track: Kamikaze Origami (Live at Loew's).
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Gavin Hellyer Sounds like a couple of great predominantly acoustic gigs from Jen here. Really excellent listening. Favorite track: Regional Echo (Live at The Loft).
Lee
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Lee l love Jen stripped back to acoustic, you can hear her gentle, luring vocals that take you into the beautiful songs, she sings with feelings and emotions. Favorite track: Strong Woman (Live at The Loft).
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bradsguitargarage So beautiful. These songs are perfection to me. Thank you so much. Favorite track: Regional Echo (Live at The Loft).
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When I was young I wanted to be Jon It wasn’t hard Short hair, no curves to speak of I could do things I couldn’t do as Jen Ride bikes with boys Kiss girls and make some noise. I grew to be A Young Lady Catholic Girls School Will try to do that to you Never fit in To love was to live in sin So I stood out I was born to let it out. This world it wasn’t made for women You know even before you’re bleeding I’m sorry, can’t you hear me speaking? How is it now, now that I’m screaming? I know I am a Strong Woman Never questioned My strength it was passed on Proud my Mother wanted respect more than love And her mother taught her that she could want for more. I know I am a Strong Woman Never questioned My strength it was passed on Proud my Mother wanted respect more than love Kia kaha Be proud, stay strong Go on.
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Noisy Minors Bully the suburbs Out beyond the haze Seaside holiday houses Lay quiet as a grave Tombs of dreams past Wealth gone to waste The Australian dream is fading Stolen anyway I’m never gonna lose my head To a setting sun I’m never gonna dream of things That just can’t be done Pavement’s too hot to walk on barefoot So you hop and skip Prawns in wheelie bins marinate A cocktail of stink Bat swaying on The power line Wings open in surrender This is how you die I’m never gonna lose my head To a setting sun I’m never gonna dream of things That just can’t be done I’m never gonna say, never gonna do, never gonna be Anything more than what’s expected of me.
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I start missing you Days before you leave I guess it’s a kind of sensory memory Deep below the conscious Mind you I can be on my own I’m an only child I like my company Potter ‘round Make another pot of Tea for two is when You come home We sit and eat breakfast Eggs with soldier toast Buttered well So you get the edges Of the things you never say Distance has a funny way Of slowly making you someone That I don’t know People ask me why I don’t go on the road with you I tell them “Here’s a day in the life of a touring muso” Early morning flight Press all day City through a window Air-conditioned room With a view Late night Early morning Light creeps through the blinds And the cat Hungry for her breakfast Routine keeps me sane I’m not made For the lonesome highway I guess I’m never gonna be The Joy to your Slim Dusty But you know I’m always here When you get home.
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Almost a year after the release of her extraordinary self-titled fourth album, Jen Cloher releases a gorgeous acoustic EP 'Live at The Loft and Loew’s'.

The live EP features exquisite performances captured at Wilco’s famous Loft studios in Chicago and from within the decaying glory of New Jersey’s iconic Loew’s Theatre. These are performances of sparse beauty, laying bare the elegance, simplicity and rawness of Cloher’s songwriting. They are a reminder that the multi-award-winner's recent albums have established her as one of the most important song-writing voices in the country.

The Live at The Loft and Loew’s EP will be available as a super-limited edition vinyl pressing available only at Cloher’s upcoming shows.

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released July 20, 2018

Recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Chicago, OH USA and Loew's Jersey Theatre, Jersey City, NJ in 2018
Mixed by Tom Schick at The Loft, Chicago.
Produced by Jen Cloher.
Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering.
All songs by Jen Cloher 2018.
Guitar and Vocals – Jen Cloher

Cover photo by Luke McLean Stephenson
Cover design by Traianos Pakioufakis

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Jen Cloher Melbourne, Australia

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

She has released four albums, her most recent (self titled) was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and debuted at number 5 on the ARIA charts.

In 2017 she was crowned Double J's 'Artist of the Year' and won the AIR Award for 'Best Independent Artist'.
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