Oakland singer Madeline Kenney has had quite the professional career already: she has a degree in neuroscience, spent nine years as a baker, and now she works as a voice and piano teacher, a nanny, and runs a small label in San Francisco. Now she's about to release her debut album, the Toro Y Moi-produced Night Night At The First Landing. It comes out September 1 on Carpark imprint Company Records.
Premiering today is the album's third single, "Big One," a spellbinding love song with a steady pace and lots of charming euphemisms. "My other house is your mouth," Kenney croons, waves of guitar pulsing beneath. "I come inside and make myself at home." I want to play this song at my wedding, if I have one.
“I kind of wish I could write about love the way that everybody else seems to be able to,” Kenney wrote in a note to The FADER. “But when it comes down to it, I can't get serious without breaking the tension or setting the stage with some big, dumb, mildly inappropriate joke. I like to laugh at everything, but it doesn't mean I'm not sincere.” Listen below.
8/23/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
9/2/17 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
9/7/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine #
9/9/17 - Portland, OR @ House Show
9/13/17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge &
9/15/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Entry $
9/16/17 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba %
9/19/17 - Queens, NY @ Trans Pecos
9/23/17 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
9/25/17 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa )
9/27/17 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder ^
9/29/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
9/30/17 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar ^
* with Dent May
& Leather Tramp
# with Vallis Alps
$ with Widowspeak
) with Julie Odell
% with Cameron Avery
^ with Jay Som