posted January 21st, 2020

Jackie Lynn are pleased to announce they have signed to Drag City and will be releasing their sophomore album Jacqueline on April 10th. Along with the announcement, the band have shared the album’s first single, the driving and hypnotic opening song “Casino Queen,” which is accompanied by a video directed by Krzys Piotrowski and the band’s Haley Fohr. The album is the follow-up to 2016’s widely acclaimed, self-titled debut. Fohr states: “‘Casino Queen’ showcases a night in the life of Jacqueline.  The song and video follow the letting go of an individual's underdog mentality, realigning it with the winner's place. What does it take to refocus one's internal mirror and become a Casino Queen?  All in due time shall we each define ourselves prosperous by way of intuition, self belief, nearby shoulders, a bit of luck, and maybe a wig.”

Jackie Lynn is the fictional alter ego of singer/songwriter Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux. The debut told the story of Jackie's (of course fictional) life to date. With Jacqueline, Jackie Lynn returns and her continuing story is brought to us by Fohr, Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan of Bitchin Bajas.

Tour Dates:

04/23/20 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/27/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
04/28/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
05/17/20 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
05/18/20 - London, UK @ Moth Club
05/19/20 - Gent, BE @  Vooruit
05/20/20 - Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire
05/21/20 -  Rotterdam, NL @ Worm
05/22/20 - Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
05/23/20 - Cologne, DE @ Acephale
05/25/20 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
05/26/20 - Jena, DE @ Trafo
05/27/20 - Esslingen, DE @ Komma
05/28/20 - Bern, CH @ Dampfzentrale
05/29/20 - Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele
05/30/20 - Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2

Jackie Lynn has been around for only a few years now, and most of them we haven’t even seen her. Didn’t take too long to get a name around town, then she disappeared.

She first broke the waves with a self-titled record in 2016. The image was alluring. There were masks, and a wild backstory. Something you could project up on a screen. The music was a gritty, quicksilver sound; nocturnal, high. There was press. Rumors of a cult following in Europe. She made appearances around town for about a year, then – nothing. Unless you spun the record, then it all came alive again. We do it all the time.

So we live with music and memories, and suddenly it’s 2020. And Jackie’s back. Forced off the grid, Jackie's self-proclaimed hero-of-none's story was one of revenge and reconciliation – but with the help of the benevolent spirit of strangers, Jackie Lynn has earned herself a second go-around. With a map as her guide, and all the weight of the world as her cargo, Jacqueline, lady of the road, is born. Each track on Jacqueline depicts a day in the life of a woman on a long haul, both alone and together with her own thoughts. In theory, Jackie Lynns Jacqueline is the personification of internal strength, humbling endurance, and twilight introspection through the lens of a femme long-haul truck driver. In practice, Jackie Lynn’s Jacqueline is a testament to the traditional American Band. These 9 tracks that tell the story of Jacqueline were written and recorded as a group, first to tape at home, then mixed at Electrical Audio by Cooper Crain.

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas, Circuit des Yeux, Jackie Lynn