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Jesca Hoop

A sensual, esoteric singer/songwriter whose odd, sparse songs nod to influences like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Vashti Bunyan, Jesca Hoop got her big break thanks to her gig as a nanny for Tom Waits' offspring in the early 2000s. Hoop had grown up in a musically inclined Mormon family, but left the fold soon after her parents separated. She traveled around California, Wyoming, and Arizona writing songs and honing her craft before settling down with the Waits family for five years as their nanny. Waits took a liking to Hoop's offbeat indie pop songs, which in their way linked her with so-called "New Weird Americans" like Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Faun Fables. Waits passed her demo (a version of the song "Seed of Wonder") along to Lionel Conway, who in turn handed it to KCRW's Nic Harcourt. The DJ took a liking to Hoop's demo and started giving "Seed of Wonder" some airplay; the song went on to become popular with Harcourt's listeners, so much so that record companies started paying court to Hoop. She signed with 3 Entertainment, an offshoot of Columbia Records, soon after the song hit the radio. Her debut full-length on that label, Kismet, was released in 2007, and produced by 3 Entertainment head Tony Berg. The Kismet Acoustic EP arrived in 2008, released by the independent Last Laugh imprint after Columbia shut down 3 Entertainment. Hoop next struck a deal with the venerable independent label Vanguard Records, and released her sophomore full-length, Hunting My Dress, in the summer of 2010. The Snowglobe EP followed in 2011. Hoop's third album, House That Jack Built, was released by Last Laugh in the summer of 2012, and co-produced with Tony Berg. Undress followed in 2014, and in 2016 Hoop collaborated with Sam Beam (best known as the man behind Iron and Wine) on the album Love Letter for Fire. ~ Margaret Reges
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Birncore Presents: Jesca Hoop - Five Songs Live

1. City Bird

2. Murder Of Birds

3. Born To

4. D.N.R.

5. Hunting My Dress

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Track List: Kismet

1. Summertime

2. Seed Of Wonder

3. Enemy

4. Silverscreen

5. Money

6. Dreams In The Hollow

7. Love Is All We Have

8. Intelligentactile 101

9. Havoc In Heaven

10. Out The Back Door

11. Love And Love Again

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Track List: The House That Jack Built

1. Born To

2. Pack Animal

3. Peacemaker

4. Hospital (Win Your Love)

5. The House That Jack Built

6. Ode To Banksy

7. Dig This Record

8. D.N.R.

9. Deeper Devastation

10. When I'm Asleep

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Track List: Whispering Light (Undressed) (Single)

1. Whispering Light (Undressed) (Feat. Willy Mason)

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pixiegrrrl
Heard Enemy this morning and had to leave the breakfast table to see who was singing so gorgeously. Then looking through comments in here I realized she also sings the very different Havoc in Heaven, a tune that has haunted me in snippets for months but I couldn't remember enough of it to find it. Stunning!
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pixiegrrrl
Heard Enemy this morning and had to leave the breakfast table to see who was singing so gorgeously. Wow!!!
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Jem X infinity = 1\2 the sultriness and pull of Jesca Hoop. Soul-ing thru the ward of soles.
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Out The Back Door
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This song, Tulip, is great! I gotta find more!
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whyzzerd
love her sound!
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She's one of my favorite newly discovered artists, especially Summertime, Murder of Birds, Havoc In Heaven, and The Kingdom
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ehale38
just found her and so glad I did. sad i hadn't before. regardless.. . " o u t the back door" is a fantastic song in particular.
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Just found her through Pandora, but I love this and she has the Tom Waits seal of approval.... I must have more!
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i freakin' love her. gonna bellydance to this stuff.
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haha ayy mike--thts a rlly good way ta describe her voice! haha ish true lol her voice is rlly diff n stuff her lyrics r rlly beautiful too!:D
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SAW HER LIVE A COUPLES YEARS AGO!!!! SHES DOPE
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epcwks
Flee from the culturally arid landscape and come to the coast. You'll find we like women and folks from varied cultures. We welcome a new brain!
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mike.adams1
Intoxicating vocals.
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I heard her on the radio in a Starbucks last night. I was very impressed, way to get some airplay Jesca!
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maryplollar
I love everything I've heard by Jesca Hoop, but Havoc in Heaven is by far my favorite! I wish I could find more music extremely similar to it!
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I LOOOOVVVVEE Havoc In Heaven!
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She has such dreamy songs. I am very fond of her voice.
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more than love her!!!!!
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I just saw her in concert opening for Elbow at a synagogue in Washington, D.C. It was magical. Simple guitar chords but it is her beautiful voice and quirky song style and lyrics that resonate.
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Beautyful voice and awesome varriety in style. I had to look up her lyrics but it was worth it.
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djusko
Out the back door sounds great, I think they are the only words I can understand but I still love tht verity of sound she makes with her voice.

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