Madeline Kennedy Shares New Toro Y Moi-Produced Track via The Fader

Seattle born and Oakland based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Madeline Kenney will release her Toro Y Moi-produced debut album next month, and today she previews it with another excellent track. "I kind of wish I could write about love the way that everybody else seems to be able to," Kenney tells The Fader about the song. "But when it comes down to it, I can't get serious without breaking the tension or setting the stage with some big, dumb, mildly inappropriate joke. I like to laugh at everything, but it doesn't mean I'm not sincere." Listen to "Big One" now via The FADER.

Today Madeline Kenney also announces Fall tour dates, including Bumbershoot Festivaland shows with the likes of Jay Som, Widowspeak, Cameron Avery and more. See below to find a show near you and get your tickets HERE.

Madeline Kenney will release her sublime debut album Night Night At The First Landing onSeptember 1st. Written, arranged and recorded at home by Kenney, and produced by Toro YMoi's Chaz Bear, Night Night will be released on Bear's Carpark Records offshoot Company Records and follows last year's acclaimed Signals EP. Watch the music video for the album's first single "Rita" HERE via Gorilla vs. Bear and listen to the second single "Always" HERE viaNPR Music.

Pre-order Night Night At The First Landing:

Company Records Shop | iTunes | Apple Music

Madeline Kenney is a renaissance woman. She has a degree in neuroscience, is a skilled artist, painter and knitter, was a baker for over 9 years, and makes ends meet by nannyingduring the day. One might wonder where she finds the time for music, but not only has she been a musician since the age of three, but she also writes and records her own material, currently teaches voice and piano lessons, runs a small record label and is learning how to produce and engineer at the Women's Audio Mission - the *only* women-built and run studio in the world.

Kenney moved to the Bay Area in 2014 to pursue a career in baking, but ultimately found a supportive local arts community that inspired her to return to her musical roots. A chance encounter with Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bear resulted in her debut EP Signals, which was produced by Bear and released on his label Company Records. Immediately after its release, Kenney began working on her debut album. As with Signals, Bear was on hand as producer, but with Kenney as the writer, arranger and key creative force. Kenney also appears on a track on Toro Y Moi's latest album Boo Boo. An accomplished debut with a cohesive sound, Night Night is a record balanced by serene beauty and cathartic breakdowns. Kenney's huge voice delivers emotional brushstrokes and unexpected lyrical knots.

Night Night is unavoidably dreamy, dipping into sweet fuzz while sailing through smooth, crystalline production. "Everything has felt very accidental," Kenney says. Though Night NightAt The First Landing is technically her first full-length, music has always been a key part of her life. Singing came naturally to the bold-voiced Kenney and she was singing loudly before beginning to study piano at the age of five. To call this record a "debut" is something of a misnomer, as those who know Kenney best might note: she's always made music. For the sake of music lovers, she hopefully always will.

Tour dates

8/23/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *

9/2/17 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot

9/9/17 - Portland, OR @ House Show

9/13/17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge &

9/15/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Entry $

9/17/17 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba %

9/19/17 - Queens, NY @ Trans Pecos

9/23/17 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse

9/25/17 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa )

9/27/17 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder ^

9/29/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^

9/30/17 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar ^

* with Dent May

& Leather Tramp

$ with Widowspeak

) with Julie Odell

% with Cameron Avery

^ with Jay Som

Photo credit: Cara Robbins)

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