Nashville by-way-of New Jersey singer Jessie Baylin recently dropped two new singles, “Creepers (Young Love)” and “To Hell And Back”. Both tracks come ahead of Baylin’s much buzzed-about sophomore LP Dark Place, out April 7th via Blonde Rat/Thirty Tigers.
Baylin’s blues-tinged, Southern-influenced brand of stripped-down folk-rock teases the listener with shades of psych, expressed through gently echoing harmonies and experimental guitar distortion. “Creepers (Young Love)” lives up to its name, juxtaposing Baylin’s smooth vocals with a haunting and languid, but steadily marching melody.
“To Hell And Back” is a melancholic ballad documenting the internal conflict between wanting to cut a lost love loose, and the intimacy that doesn’t quite disappear after all is said and done. Baylin’s sound ranks her among contemporary Americana/folk greats like Jenny Lewis, Neko Case and Phosphorescent.
Baylin self-produced, arranged, mixed and played every instrument heard on Dark Place, which was recorded at the renowned Richard Swift’s (Foxygen, Tennis) cottage studio in Oregon. She’s set to embark on a short tour in support of the album, including a two-night run in her hometown of Nashville. See below for dates.
Apr. 7 – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s (in-store)
Apr. 11 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
Apr. 22 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadoor