It's been about a year since Jenn Champion returned with Single Rider, her first LP under her new moniker (more on that here), but today she re-emerges with the synth-heavy summer jam "Turn Up The Radio." The song features French producer Victor le Masne of Housse de Racket. Listen below.
Champion pays tribute to her former band Carissa's Wierd this fall as she reunites with Mat Brooke to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut LP Ugly But Honest. She also has some solo shows scheduled for September.
Carissa's Wierd 20th Anniverary Shows
11/12 LA // Dynasty Typewriter
11/13 SF // Thee Parkside
11/16 Seattle // Fremont Abbey (2 shows)
9/5 Malkin Bowl Vancouver, Canada (w/ Death Cab for Cutie)
9/6 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
9/20 Sunnyvale Brooklyn, NY
Shows are scheduled for Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.
The artist formerly known as S talks about finding a new sound, being inspired by Janet Jackson and Prince, and moving to Los Angeles.
Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring versatile songwriter Jenn Champion, who plays KEXP Rocks the Dock this Saturday at Waterfront Park.