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JENNY O- AUTOMECHANIC

 

Automechanic is the appropriately titled debut full-length byLos Angelesartist Jenny O. A great distance from her Long Island,New Yorkbeginnings on the now critically praised EP "Home," Jenny O. has refined her songwriting to a well-oiled machine.  With touches of noteworthyLos Angelesmile-markers like Harry Nilsson, Ricky Lee Jones, Randy Newman, and Carol King, her playful attitude towards life shines here in sweepingly poignant songwriting and lyrical delivery. Honest diatribes and insightful glances of life, love and the adventure ofLos Angelesradiate in her songs.

Automechanic is metaphor for taking the wheel, self sufficiency and the courage of artistic honesty. Upon first listen to Automechanic, the nature of Jenny O.'s vision rings clear. She wields a creative confidence, open and bare in her expression, but inviting, mirthful, and fun.

 

Automechanic is a diverse yet cohesive collection of songs, where Jenny O.

weaves through spirited guitar jams a la Neil Young like the album's title track ³Automechanic² or the kindred J.J. Cale-styled number "Good Love." An inadvertent talent for truth enables her to deliver sheer vulnerability in songs like "Sun Moon and Stars" where she declares with bravura and clarity; "And when I get to crying insteadŠ over something you saidŠI'll stand by the bluesŠ I'm gonna use emŠ I'll make a note not to abuse em."

 

Jenny O. taps fearlessly into a bevy of styles here. The 70's R&B-inspired "Lazy Jane" is a tale of relationship dissolution leaving one immobile with heartbreak and regret. In turn, "Get Lost" rolls with a modern folk and country throwback: arpeggiated chords under a slow-burned melody that lyrically offers the safety in just letting go. "Come Get Me" may be Jenny O.'s most adventurous tune of all, delving into far-out guitar tones, unabashed drum fills, and joyous background harmonies.

 

Produced by Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Dawes, Will Oldham), and recorded to 2" analog tape, Automechanic hosts a cast of musicians aside from Jenny O.'s brilliant guitar and piano duties. The album features Jonathan Wilson, James Gadson (Bill Withers), Jake Blanton (The Killers) and Benji Lysaght (Father John Misty). This eclectic mixture of musicians brings a well-honed yet rag-tag ramble feel to her masterful and charged assembly of songs.

 

Jenny O.'s wistful spirit has kept her constantly writing, recording and touring, and with the release of Automechanic on Holy Trinity / Thirty Tigers on February 5, 2013 there are no plans to slow down, only speed up.

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