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Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over” Video

“That Battle Is Over” is the incisive experimentalist Jenny Hval’s sad, beautiful song about captialism’s total and ultimate triumph over all of us. Its new video, from director Zia Anger, definitely feels like an elegy for something. The video floats by in a dreamlike trance, with Hval and a series of other women (including former […]

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Jenny Hval – “Sabbath”

Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval has spent the past decade mulling over the intricacies of sexuality in her music, exploring the body and our body’s relation to itself in stark portraiture. “Sabbath” — the magnificent second single from her upcoming new album Apocalypse, girl — is perhaps the most vivid rendering of that yet. Hval’s vocals […]

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Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over”

Jenny Hval is an experimental composer and songwriter, and last month she signed to Sacred Bones and announced her new album Apocalypse, girl. This morning, she’s shared the first song from that album, and it suggests some fascinating new directions for the album. “That Battle Is Over,” on first glance, sounds like it might be […]