by Andrew Sacher

JLM

Back in 2011, Jessica Lea Mayfield put out the very good Dan Auerbach-produced alt-country album Tell Me, and now she's got a new look and sound for its followup, Make My Head Sing..., which is due out on April 15 via ATO Records. From the way Jessica opens the record's first single, "Oblivious," it sounds like she's been listening to a good deal of sludge metal, with raw, thick riffage that's up there with many of the more likely Sabbath worshippers. Her voice remains gentle though, making for a pretty interesting mix. Check it out below.

Jessica will also be playing SXSW and then heading out on a tour of the US and Canada following the album's release. That tour brings her to NYC for two shows with Gambles happening on April 26 at Rough Trade and April 28 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (2/21) at noon with an AmEx presale for the Merc show starting Wednesday (2/19) at noon. All dates are listed below.

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Jessica Lea Mayfield - "Oblivious"

Make My Head Sing... Tracklist:
1. Oblivious
2. I Wanna Love You
3. Standing In The Sun
4. Pure Stuff
5. Do I Have The Time
6. Party Drugs
7. Unknown Big Secret
8. Anything You Want
9. No Fun
10. Seein* Starz

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Jessica Lea Mayfield -- 2014 Tour Dates
March 11-16 -- Austin, TX -- SXSW
April 22 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Club Cafe
April 23 -- Toronto, ON -- The Garrison
April 24 -- Montreal, QC -- Divan Orange
April 25 -- Boston, MA -- Great Scott
April 26 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Rough Trade
April 28 -- New York, NY -- Mercury Lounge
April 29 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Johnny Brenda's
April 30 -- Washington, DC -- Rock & Roll Hotel
May 1 -- Asheville, NC -- The Grey Eagle
May 2 -- Nashville, TN -- Mercy Lounge
May 3 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Earl
May 5 -- Louisville, KY -- Zanzabar
May 6 -- St. Louis, MO -- Firebird
May 8 -- St. Paul, MN -- Turf Club
May 9 -- Chicago, IL -- The Empty Bottle
May 10 -- Cleveland, OH -- Beachland Ballroom