Jessy Lanza – Oh No LP


Jessy Lanza’s second album ‘Oh No’ is addressed to her own constant nervousness. The pressure of music making. The exclamation ‘Oh No’, for Jessy, marks yet another incident of randomness interrupting her tranquillity. All of which seems at odds with the confidence and spontaneity of this album as well as recent collaborations with the likes of Caribou, DJ Spinn and Morgan Geist and his Galleria project.

Made in her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, with production partner Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys, the plaintive, reverb drizzled mood of the first album has all but given away to a more direct, self-assured and joyful album. As with many artists whose hometown lie off the usual network of cultural hotspots, ‘Oh No’ is driven positively by the idea of making music that isn’t inspired by where she lives. Instead, the album resonates more with the philosophy of experimental pop of Japanese 80s electro outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra and Jessy’s breathless, pitched vocals are reminiscent of YMO collaborator Miharu Koshi. Playfully laced with cascading arpeggios, crispy drum machines and breezy songs, ‘Oh No’ has an infectious energy that has been brewing in her live shows since her first album. As Jessy says of it ‘I want to make people feel good and I want to make myself feel good’.

Watch the video for the Shangaan Electro tinged ‘It Means I Love You’ here.

Jessy Lanza tours the world with Junior Boys in February and March, see the dates below.

12.02. UK Glasgow Stereo
14.02. UK Ramsgate Music Hall
16.02. UK London Oslo
17.02. FR Paris Point Ephemere
18.02. CH Zurich Papiersaal
19.02. IT Milano Magnolia
20.02. DE Munich Ritournelle @ Kammerspiele
21.02. AT Vienna B72
24.02. DE Hamburg Uebel & Gefahrlich
25.02. DE Berlin Berghain
26.02. SE Malmo Babel
27.02. PL Warsaw Fabryka Trzciny
28.02. DK Copenhagen Lille Vega
01.03. BE Brussels Botanique
02.03. NL Amsterdam Tolhuis
03.03. DE Cologne Gewoelbe
04.03. NL Zwolle Where the Wild Things Are

10.03. CA Vancouver The Imperal Theatre
11.03. US Seattle , WA Neptune Theatre
12.03. US Portland, OR Star Theater
14.03. US San Francsico, CA Mezzanine
15.03. US Los Angeles, CA The regent Theatre
18.03. US San Diego, CA Casbah
19.03. US Tucson, AZ the Flycatcher
21.03. US Dallas, TX Club Dada
22.03. US Austin, TX the Mohawk
23.03. US Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
24.03. US New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
25.03. US Bimingham, AL Saturn
26.03. US Atlanta, GA The Loft
28.03. US Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle
29.03. US Washington, DC Black Cat
30.03. US Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
31.03. US New York, NY Webster Hall
01.04. US Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
02.04. US Pawtucket, RI The MET Cafe
04.04. US Pittsburgh, PA Altar
05.04. US Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
06.04. US Chicago, IL the Metro
07.04. US Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
08.04. CA London London Music Hall
09.04. CA Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre

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