News, Updates & Notes
Christmas in July
For a limited time you can mosey over to our web store and get a digital download of any of our records (excluding For Freedom) for $5. We’re not lying. If you’re looking for WAV files instead of MP3s, those are just $6.
You can also get t-shirts for up to 50% off. We will not be reprinting any of the shirts in our web store, so get them while you still can! http://jennyandtyler.com/store
In other news….
The U2 video is finally finished!
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
(feat. Sara Groves & some of you in our virtual choir!)
Remember last summer when we asked you to submit videos to be part of a virtual choir for our cover of U2′s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”? We do too!
Here’s the thing: We had a baby
You’ve heard your lovely voices on the audio recording, but now we can all FINALLY see your shining faces in the video!!!
We hope you really like it. Share it with your friends, family, neighbors, barista, flight attendant…
Touring commences soon!
After about a month off the road, we’re heading out again. We have a few shows coming up! Click on the dates for all of the details.
8/8 Midland, TX, Rock the Desert Festival_2pm (full set at the teen stage) 6:40pm (short set, main stage)
8/16 Wilmington, DE, Brandywine Valley Baptist Church
8/22 Gloucester, MA, Community Church of East Gloucester
8/31 Ocean City, NJ, Ocean City Tabernacle
Now booking the Fall/Winter…
We’re just starting to booking this Fall/Winter, so if you’re interested in hosting a show at your college, venue, wedding, church, etc., contact Micah Watson at The Clementine Agency: http://theclementineagency.com/offer/
Finally…the new record!
Our new full-length, original record is pretty much finished, aside from mastering and a few other things! We’re not sure when it will release just yet. Be on the look out for updates!
For Freedom Tour on the Road Now!
The For Freedom Tour is off to a great start with Jenny & Tyler and special guests Levi Weaver and Vanita Joines. For a taste of how the night sounds, check out the live video performance of U2′s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” feat. Levi Weaver & Vanita Joines:
Jenny & Tyler: Bio
Acoustic guitar, mandolin and the kick-drum of an old suitcase drive catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics as Jenny & Tyler chronicle lives marked daily by love, joy, loss, doubt and redemption. Their blend of driving, percussive folk-pop rings of Mumford & Sons and Nickel Creek, and at times echoes popular male-female duos such as She & Him and fellow Nashville darlings The Civil Wars.
Their first major release, Faint Not (2010), found a captive audience in the likes of students and justice-seekers worldwide. The record’s title track is an anthemic tune, bolstered by words from the famous prayer of St. Francis, “Where there is hatred let me sow love, where there is injury let me pardon…”
The success of Faint Not catapulted Jenny & Tyler into a new season of busyness, but the opportunities brought by success led to a point of physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion. The season of recuperation and reflection that followed inspired their latest full-length album, Open Your Doors (2012), produced by Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, JJ Heller, Caedmon’s Call). The narrative arc of the album invites listeners to a place of rest—a space to voice their wonderings, lay down their burdens, and drink-in beauty, comfort and peace.
Jenny & Tyler don’t merely want to tell a good story, they want to live one. Instead of glossing over personal and global problems, they wrestle with issues like poverty, injustice, and apathy, starting with their own hearts. They are committed to compassion, charity and justice, evidenced, in part, through their ongoing support of International Justice Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human-trafficking throughout the world.
In November of 2013 Jenny & Tyler released For Freedom: A Covers EP. The EP is full of the duo’s favorite songs, ranging from tunes by U2 to Smashing Pumpkins to Simon & Garfunkel. The project benefits organizations that fight human trafficking. Download the Mastered for iTunes version at http://bit.ly/4freed.
The For Freedom tour is on the road now with fellow artists Levi Weaver and Vanita Joines. For dates near you, visit: www.jennyandtyler.com/tour
For Freedom – A Covers EP (Released 11/12/13)
After five original albums, we thought it time to try something different. Long have we had desires and interests to put our own spin on some of our favorite songs from our childhood, songs that have influenced the way we think about music today. This project, For Freedom – A Covers EP, is the consummation of those interests and desires. It released on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, and all the proceeds go to organizations that fight human trafficking.
We’d like to take a little time to tell you why we chose the songs that we did.
01 Tonight, Tonight (feat. Levi Weaver) - read about why we chose this song
02 The Scientist - read about why we chose this song
03 Dreams (feat. JJ Heller) - read about why we chose this song
04 We Will Become Silhouettes (Remastered) - read about why we chose this song
05 The Sound of Silence (Remastered) - read about why we chose this song
06 What A Wonderful World - read about why we chose this song
07 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (feat. Sara Groves)
Deluxe Editions & Instrumentals
We recently released the Deluxe Editions of Open Your Doors & Faint Not. These include lyrics, chords, cover art, notes & credits, & a digital booklet. We hope they make listening and digesting the records easier and more enjoyable.
If you’re the karaoke-type or simply fancy listening to what’s going on with the production underneath the vocals, check out the instrumental versions of Open Your Doors & Faint Not, exclusively through our Store as well as Bandcamp.