New MusicTour Dates

Listen to Jenny Hval cover Paul Simon’s “The Cool, Cool River”

on September 20, 2013, 2:00pm

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Norwegian singer and composer Jenny Hval has shared a cover of Paul Simon’s “The Cool, Cool River”, off his 1990 record The Rhythm of the Saints. Rather than a faithful rendition, Hval employs much of the same unconventional techniques found on her latest album, the enigmatic Innocence is Kinky. The result? An already quirky pop tune that’s deconstructed down to a barely-there structure, reinvented with a new kind of offbeat, meandering haunt. Listen in below.

For context, here’s the Paul Simon version:

Hval will also embark on her first North American tour next week. Consult the full itinerary.

Jenny Hval 2013 Tour Dates:
09/25 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
09/26 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
09/27 – Toronto, ON @ Rivoli
09/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
09/29 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/01 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
10/15 – Krakow, PL @ Unsound
10/25 – Tromso, NO @ Insomnia Festival
10/31 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica Hudson
11/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
11/05 – Washington, DC @ DC9
11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
11/07 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
11/15 – The Hague, NL @ Crossing Border Festival
11/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Crossing Border Festival

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