Jenny Owen Youngs Announces New EP

Jenny Owen Youngs is proud to announce the forthcoming EP It’s Dangerous To Go Alone, due out June 10th. It’s Dangerous To Go Alone features songs inspired by some of Youngs’ favorite gaming pursuits from childhood to present day. She mines memories of late nights exploring the ancient lands of Hyrule in search of The Master Sword, and lazy afternoons spent rescuing Princess Peach from Bowser’s grip. Aside from the allusions just made to Zelda and Super Mario Bros, the two other songs on the EP draw upon Skyrim of The Elder Scrolls series and one of the most classic video games of all time, Pac-Man. The latter forms the foundation for the first single “Ghosts”, out today. Cover art for the EP and singles was created by the artist Pam Wishbow. Jenny Owen Youngs hits the road this month for select west-coast tour dates with Hrishikesh Hirway (upcoming dates below).

“While plumbing the emotional depths of games that cover four decades,” says Youngs, “I found myself threading out themes and ideas that occupy the hearts and minds of most humans I’ve known, myself included: love, devotion, dealing with failure, finding the fortitude to start over, seeking to understand the interior nature of the self, trying to be and do good in an evil world.”

Upcoming Tour Dates:
* = w/ Hrishikesh Hirway

08 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
09 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room *