Jackie Cohen / Announces 2nd EP And Shares Lead Single 'Tacoma Night Terror'
Jackie Cohen has today announced she will release the remaining half of her two-part Siamese twin ‘Tacoma Night Terror’ EP set on 12th October via Spacebomb Records. The gloriously-titled ‘Tacoma Night Terror Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy’ is the follow up to her debut release, ‘Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues.’ ‘Self-Fulfilling Elegy’ at once declares itself the cocky counter-peak to the previous release's valley of gloomy, anxiety-fueled observations.
As a taster of what to expect from the forthcoming EP, the lead track, 'Tacoma Night Terror’, is available to stream online from today, HERE.
Embellishing on this second EP, Jackie herself shares: “I had the blues but now I’ve gone a bit green. Worried. Can’t sleep. What do you think it is? Probably nothing. Neck looks swollen. Does my neck look really swollen to you? Hand’s numb, too. Left one. The death one. You know, I did see Death about an hour ago, waving at me from an apartment window across the way. Maybe let’s say our goodbyes now, just in case?”
‘Self-Fulfilling Elegy’ opens with the big Hunky Dory strut of 'Make U Sick’, all chutzpah, hot-head swagger, and hopped-up disregard for proper spelling. But it's only the high before the low. By the time we land on torch song 'It’s Rainin’ Again’, the moxie has burned off and Cohen’s once again bedridden and reaching for the Mirtazapine.
The whistles and moans of mental health across this set of songs are bold and often hilariously garlanded. In the brilliant closing song, 'I Hate My Body', Cohen turns her body dysmorphia and pathological clenching (“My eyes feel like chestnuts on a fire/My back is all busted up/My BPM’s way up/My shit is aching”) into a big, dazzling, Rockette’s Spectacular, high-kicking finale that alone is worth the price of admission.
Apart from 'Make U Sick’, all the tracks on Part 2 were recorded during the same sessions as Part 1, with Brian D'Addario and Michael D’Addario (aka The Lemon Twigs) acting as the band behind Cohen’s vocals and production from the D’Addario brothers as well as Jonathan Rado (Foxygen). 'Make U Sick’, the final piece of the puzzle, was recorded during the summer and produced by Rado alone.
With a full band in tow, Jackie Cohen will embark on a European tour supporting Mac DeMarco throughout October. The UK leg of the tour will take in Belfast, Manchester, and Southampton, and will be followed by a one-off show with Sasami at London’s Shacklewell Arms. Full listings for all upcoming Jackie Cohen shows as follows with remaining tickets available from here
JACKIE COHEN INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES:
20 Oct - Rotterdam NL - Left of the Dial Festival
23 Oct – Frankfurt DE – Gibson Club *
24 Oct – Munich DE – Neue Theaterfabrik *
25 Oct – Dusseldorf DE – Robert-Schuman-Saal *
26 Oct – Antwerp BE – De Roma (SOLD OUT) *
29 Oct – Belfast UK – Limelight 1 (SOLD OUT) *
30 Oct – Manchester UK – Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT) *
31 Oct – Southampton UK – O2 Guildhall (SOLD OUT) *
1 Nov – London UK – The Shacklewell Arms ^
* w/ Mac DeMarco
^ w/ Sasami
‘TACOMA NIGHT TERROR PART 2: SELF-FULFILLING ELEGY’ TRACKLISTING:
Make U Sick
Tacoma Night Terror
It’s Rainin’ Again
I Hate My Body