Jess Cornelius

12aug8:00 pmJess Cornelius8:00 pm

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New Zealand-born and raised Jess Cornelius spent her musically formative years in Melbourne, Australia, where she released four critically acclaimed albums under the moniker Teeth & Tongue.

In 2016 Jess began working under her own name, and moved to Los Angeles after releasing the ‘Nothing is Lost’ EP. Her follow-up album, “Distance” was released on Loantaka and Part Time Records in 2020.

While the sonic tones and textures on the album evoke certain classic staples of Americana, soul and rock and roll, Cornelius’ lyrics anchor the songs to a deeply personal place. Described by Pitchfork as “funny, self-effacing, and honest” she sings of a miscarriage, a messy romantic affair, and the frustrations that come with having a partner. As a result, the songs showcase her gift for delivering a devastating line over the most soothing of sounds.

With the help of producer Tony Buchen, Distance became a roving affair, recorded in a string of Los Angeles studios with delicate and emphatic contributions from the local music scene, including Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), harpist Mary Lattimore, Emily Elhaj (Angel Olsen), Stephanie Drootin (Bright Eyes), Jesse Quebbeman-Turley (Hand Habits), whistler Molly Lewis, Justin Sullivan (Night Shop, Kevin Morby) and Laura Jean Anderson.

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