3Entertainment/Columbia/Red Ink Set to Release 'Kismet,' the Much-Awaited Studio Debut Album From Jesca Hoop Available Tuesday, September 18


3Entertainment/Columbia/Red Ink will release Kismet, the eagerly-awaited debut album from the acclaimed singer- songwriter-performer Jesca Hoop, on Tuesday, September 18.

Kismet is produced by Jesca Hoop & Damian Anthony and Tony Berg and recorded at Zeitgeist and Barefoot Studios. Tracks on the album include "Summertime," "Seed Of Wonder," "Enemy," "Money," "Dreams In The Hollow," "Love Is All We Have," "Intelligentactile 101," "House In Heaven," "Out The Back Door," and "Love And Love Again." All songs on the album were written by Jesca except "Love And Love Again," which she co-wrote with David Baerwald. "Havoc In Heaven" was inspired by the books "Havoc In Heaven" by Tang Cheng and "Monkey Subdues the White Bone Demon" by Hsu Kwang-Jung and Pan Tsai-Ying.

Jesca Hoop counts "early early folk songs, pop radio, chamber music, gospel music, 20s to 40s jazz, ol' country, ol' blues, slave songs, dance hall, murder ballads, rock and roll, blue grass (and) my back yard" among her numerous musical influences. She released her own DIY EP, "Silverscreen Demos," in 2005. Her song, "Seed Of Wonder," caught the ear of KCRW DJ Nic Harcourt, who began spinning the track on his influential "Morning Becomes Eclectic" radio program. In the two month period between September 29 and November 17, 2006, Jesca Hoop was KCRW's #1 or #2 most requested artist. "Seed Of Wonder" became one of KCRW's Top 5 requests for eight weeks in a row, a station record.

"Jesca Hoop's music is like a four-sided coin," said Tom Waits, an early fan of the artist. "She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night."

"Hoop is a striking, dark haired songwriter from Northern California who writes and sings twisty, sprawling, lyrically abstract songs featuring strange sonorities and offbeat rhythms," wrote The New York Times. "Her music sounds as if it comes from an imaginary country, and she sings in the accented English of someone from that country."



SOURCE: 3Entertainment/Columbia/Red Ink

CONTACT: Benny Tarantini of Columbia Records, Media, New York,
+1-212-833-5858, Benny.Tarantini@sonybmg.com; or Danielle Romeo of Nettwerk
Music Group, Los Angeles, +1-323-301-4200, Romeo@Nettwerk.com

Web site: http://www.jescahoop.com/