Madeline Kenney Streams Toro Y Moi-Produced Debut Album via Hype Machine
Seattle born and Oakland based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Madeline Kenney will release her sublime Toro Y Moi-produced debut album on Friday, and starting today it's streaming a few days early via Hype Machine. A dreamy and accomplished debut, Night Night At The First Landing is a cohesive record balanced by serene beauty, cathartic breakdowns, Kenney's powerful voice, and masterfully complex and emotional lyrics. Written, arranged and recorded at home by Kenney and produced by Chaz Bear, Night Night At The First Landing will be released on Bear's Carpark Records offshoot Company Records on September 1st. Listen to the album HERE.
Madeline Kenney recently announced Fall tour dates, including Bumbershoot Festival and 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.
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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 nannying during 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 YMoi'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 Night At 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 - new dates in bold
9/2/17 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
9/7/17 - San Francisco @ Mezzanine #
9/9/17 - Portland, OR @ House Show
9/12/17 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
9/13/17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge &
9/15/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
9/17/17 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern %
9/19/17 - New York, NY @ Trans-Pecos
9/20/17 - Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub (
9/22/17 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
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 ^
10/2/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Resident >
10/10/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop < (Record Release Show)
# with Vallis Alps
& Leather Tramp
$ with Widowspeak
% with Cameron Avery
( with The Mynabirds
) with Julie Odell
^ with Jay Som
> with Vinyl Williams
< with Landlady