Tenci Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song ‘Two Cups’

    Tenci, the Chicago-based band led by Jess Shoman, have announced their new album: A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing lands on November 4 via Keeled Scales. The follow-up to 2020’s My Heart Is An Open Field is led by the new single ‘Two Cups’, which arrives with an accompanying video directed by John TerEick. Check it out below, and scroll down for the album cover, tracklist, and Tenci’s upcoming tour dates.

    On A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing, Shoman is joined by Curtis Oren on saxophone and guitar, Izzy Reidy (Izzy True) on bass, and Joseph Farago (Joey Nebulous) on drums. The LP was recorded with with engineer Abby Black and mixed by Melina Duterte of Jay Som. According to a press release, it “explores a collection of well-like vessels – cups, puddles, fists – which hold tightly on to love and newfound joy. Each song forms a spell to ‘fill my heart back up,’ Shoman says, ‘by reframing complex feelings by turning my head sideways and seeing them in a different way.'”

    A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing Cover Artwork:

    A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing Tracklist:

    1. Shapeshifter
    2. Vanishing Coin
    3. Be
    4. Great Big Elephant
    5. Cold Dirty Water
    6. The Ball Spins
    7. Sharp Wheel
    8. Out of Body
    9. Sour Cherries
    10. Swallow Me Whole, Blue
    11. Two Cups
    12. Memories

    Tenci 2022 Tour Dates:

    Fri Nov 4 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
    Mon Nov 7 – Minneapolis, MN
    Wed Nov 9 – Toronto, ON – The Baby G
    Thu Nov 10 – Montreal, QC – Casa de Popolo
    Fri Nov 11 – Boston, MA – Lilypad
    Sat Nov 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
    Mon Nov 14 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
    Tue Nov 15 – Washington, DC – DC9
    Thu Nov 17 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
    Fri Nov 18 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
    Sat Nov 19 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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