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New Jenny Lewis Album Due in September, Tour with Conor Oberst to Follow

Rilo Kiley frontwoman-cum-solo songstress preps second full-length, Acid Tongue, for a fall release, plays dates with sometime-Bright Eyes maestro.

Larry Fitzmaurice // July 14, 2008

After wearing a particularly well-fitting Rabbit Fur Coat with folk duo the Watson Twins, Rilo Kiley siren — and former Spin cover girl — Jenny Lewis is readying her sophomore solo effort, Acid Tongue, for a September release on Warner Bros. Recorded over the course of three weeks in Van Nuys, CA’s Sound City Studios – where such classic records as Nirvana’s Nevermind and Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush were tracked – the album features contributions by M. Ward, Zooey Deschanel, and – wait for it — Elvis Costello, who shares a duet with Lewis on “Carpetbaggers.”

To support Acid Tongue, Jenny will play a run of shows with like-minded artist and former collaborator Conor Oberst in late September, delivering a double-dose of singer/songwriter goodness for all to love.

Acid Tongue tracklisting:

1. “Black Sand”
2. “Pretty Bird”
3. “The Next Messiah”
4. “Bad Man’s World”
5. “Acid Tongue”
6. “See Fernando”
7. “Godspeed”
8. “Carpetbaggers”
9. “Trying My Best To Love You”
10. “Jack Killed Mom”
11. “Sing A Song For Them”

Jenny Lewis tour dates (* indicates shows with Conor Oberst):

9/16, Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre)
9/17, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
9/19, Chicago, IL (Epiphany Church)
9/20, Omaha, NE (Anchor Inn)*
9/21, Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)*
9/22, Knoxville, TN (Bijou Theatre)*
9/23, Fayetteville, AK(George’s Majestic)*
9/24, Oxford, MS (The Lyric Theatre)*
9/25, Tulsa, OK (Cain’s Ballroom)*
9/26, Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Festival)
10/02, Washington, DC (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)
10/04, New York, NY (Apollo Theater)