Jenny Hval @ Brooklyn's Glasslands in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As discussed, Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval is currently on tour throughout North America in continued support of 2013's excellent Innocence Is Kinky with ambient guitarist Mark McGuire. The pair will tag Chicago as part of their tour for a performance at the Empty Bottle on April 18 with additional support from Wedding Dress (who will also play our Record Store Day in-store marathon at Saki). Advance tickets are still available, and we've also got a pair to give away! Details on how to enter to win can be found at the bottom of this post.

Mark McGuire, formerly of Emeralds, welcomed his great new solo album, Along The Way, in February via Dead Oceans. The LP is chock-full of the kind of lush and expansive loops he's become known for, and you can give it a spin via Spotify, Rdio. The 4/18 show also serves as a record release for Wedding Dress' Loom 7", which arrives via Lovitt Records. Its moody and percussive title track is available to stream in this post. Grab a copy of the 7" at the show or via Lovitt's webstore.

All Jenny Hval dates, contest details, and song streams from each artist lie after the jump...


For a chance at winning a pair tickets to see Jenny Hval at the Empty Bottle:
Tweet something that includes @BVChicago Jenny Hval, AND Empty Bottle in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Jenny Hval at the Empty Bottle". We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. Good luck!


Jenny Hval - "Why This And Not That?" Yours Truly

Mark McGuire - "The Human Condition (Song For My Father)"

Wedding Dress - "Loom"

Jenny Hval -- 2014 Tour Dates
Apr 10 - The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA (US) *
Apr 12 - Bunk Bar, Portland, OR (US) *
Apr 13 - Barboza, Seattle, WA (US) *
Apr 14 - The Bartlett, Spokane, WA (US) *
Apr 17 - Turf Club, St. Paul, MN (US) *
Apr 18 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (US) *
May 14 - Black Cat, Washington DC (US) %
May 15 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA (US) %
May 17 - Royale, Boston, MA (US) %
May 18 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (US) %
May 19 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (US) %
May 22 - Academy 2, Manchester (UK) %
May 23 - Hoults Yard, Newcastle (UK) %
May 24 - The Arches, Glasgow (UK) %
May 25 - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (UK) %
May 27 - Electric Brixton, London (UK) %
May 28 - The Trinity Centre, Bristol (UK) %
May 29 - Sub89, Reading (UK) %
May 31 - Supersonic Festival, Birmingham (UK) %
Jun 01 - The Cockpit, Leeds (UK) %
Jun 02 - Concorde 2, Brighton (UK) %

* -- w/ Mark McGuire
% -- w/ Swans