http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfield-tell-me-4-stars-musicomh-exceptional-singer-songwriter-addictive-listening-2011-02-02February 02, 2011|0 commentsJessica Lea Mayfield's "Tell Me" Earns Four Stars from MusicOMH; "Exceptional Singer-Songwriter" Makes for "Addictive Listening"
Jessica Lea Mayfield's forthcoming Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, receives four stars from MusicOMH. "Tell Me is a deliciously dark album," reads the review. "Every track on this album is elevated beyond simple country-pop singer-songwriter territory ... This album will prove to be as addictive listening come the end of the year as it is right now."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsjessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfield-named-band-to-watch-rolling-stone-new-album-anything-goes-alt-country-neko-case-wilco-2011-02-01February 01, 2011|0 commentsJessica Lea Mayfield Named Band to Watch by Rolling Stone; New Album Akin to "Anything-Goes Alt-Country of Neko Case, Wilco"
Jessica Lea Mayfield has been named a Band to Watch by Rolling Stone, which recently included her on its Hot List. Describing Mayfield's forthcoming Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me, produced by Dan Auerbach, the magazine says: "Mayfield's vocal delivery often recalls the bold, plaintive drawl of Lucinda Williams, but her taste for oblique lyricism and unusual musical textures owes more to the anything-goes alternative country of Neko Case and Wilco." The Cleveland Scene recently called it "an alt-country torch storm that rivals Neko Case’s best."Read more|Journal Topics:jessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfield-new-album-strongest-alt-country-torch-storm-rivals-neko-case-best-cleveland-scene-2011-01-31January 31, 2011|0 commentsJessica Lea Mayfield's New Album Her "Strongest ... An Alt-Country Torch Storm That Rivals Neko Case’s Best" (Cleveland Scene)
There's just one more week to go before the release of Jessica Lea Mayfield's Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. "Auerbach brings out the best" in Mayfield, says the Cleveland Scene; "this is Mayfield’s strongest record, an alt-country torch storm that rivals Neko Case’s best." Pre-order here with an exclusive signed 7” of the album’s first single, “Our Hearts Are Wrong.” Mayfield kicks off a tour with Justin Townes Earle this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsjessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfield-announces-new-tour-dates-to-follow-release-of-nonesuch-debut-tell-me-2011-01-21January 21, 2011|0 comments
Jessica Lea Mayfield’s Nonesuch Records debut, Tell Me, is due out February 8 and is now available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with an exclusive signed 7” of the album’s first single, “Our Hearts Are Wrong.” Mayfield will tour throughout 2011, including shows with The Avett Brothers and Justin Townes Earle as well as newly added headlining dates to follow the release of the album.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsjessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfield-performs-song-off-new-album-tell-me-in-relix-video-2011-01-18January 18, 2011|0 comments
Jessica Lea Mayfield's Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me, is due out in just a few weeks. Mayfield recently stopped by the offices of Relix magazine to perform the album track "Sometimes at Night," which Relix describes as "haunting." The Boston Globe features Mayfield in its list of "new artists to hear right now." Last week, Mayfield was busy autographing copies of the 7” vinyl of the album’s first single, “Our Hearts Are Wrong,” which will be included with the first 250 Nonesuch Store pre-orders.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videojessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfield-named-new-band-of-the-day-by-the-guardian-2011-01-14January 14, 2011|0 comments
Jessica Lea Mayfield has been named New Band of the Day by the Guardian. Mayfield "deftly moves between country, folk and soul on Tell Me," her forthcoming Nonesuch debut, "but there's more to her than zealously guarding antique genres," says the Guardian. Uncut includes Tell Me in its preview of “hot” 2011 releases, saying it "announces the arrival of a major talent." Rolling Stone includes the album's opening track on its Hot List.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsjessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfields-tell-me-makes-pitchfork-american-songwriter-lists-albums-look-forward-2011-01-05January 05, 2011|0 commentsJessica Lea Mayfield Named SPIN Best New Artist; "Tell Me" Among Pitchfork, American Songwriter Albums to Look Forward To
Jessica Lea Mayfield's Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, is due out in just over a month, February 8, and is available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with an autographed 7” of the album’s first single. SPIN names Mayfield on of the 5 Best New Artists for January. Pitchfork has included Tell Me in its list of Records to Look Forward to in Winter 2011. American Songwriter has it in its list of Ten Albums We're Excited for in 2011, saying, "It's made up of twelve of Mayfield’s 'personal inner monologues,' and mixes emotional ballads with intelligent pop ditties."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsjessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfield-talks-about-the-making-of-her-nonesuch-debut-album-tell-me-2010-12-08December 08, 2010|1 comments
“I’m actually really shy,” insists Jessica Lea Mayfield. “Not musically, but personally.” This uncommonly mature 21-year-old singer-songwriter’s Nonesuch debut, Tell Me, due out in February, balances the warm-hearted with the cold-blooded. Here she talks about the making of the new album, working with producer/engineer Dan Auerbach, her early musical influences in bluegrass and '90s rock, and writing songs "about being mean to boys."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsjessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfields-tell-me-makes-stereogum-50-most-anticipated-albums-2011-usa-today-pop-candy-2010-12-03December 03, 2010|0 commentsJessica Lea Mayfield's "Tell Me" Makes Stereogum's 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2011, USA Today's "Pop Candy"
Jessica Lea Mayfield's Tell Me, due out February 8 and available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store, is among Stereogum's picks of the 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2011. USA Today's Pop Candy blogger Whitney Matheson calls it the "Best thing I heard" this week. "I'm already a fan," she writes. "Love her." In addition to her previously announced tour dates with Justin Townes Earle, Mayfield has signed on for the 35 Conferette taking place March 10–13.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsjessica lea mayfieldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jessica-lea-mayfield-adds-february-tour-dates-justin-townes-earle-coincide-new-album-release-2010-11-23November 23, 2010|0 commentsJessica Lea Mayfield Adds February Tour Dates with Justin Townes Earle; Tour Coincides with New Album Release
Jessica Lea Mayfield, whose debut Nonesuch album, Tell Me, is due out February 8, has just announced several new US tour dates in February with Justin Townes Earle. In fact, the tour will bring her back to her hometown of Kent, Ohio, on the record's release date. The tour kicks off in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and includes stops in Burlington, Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, Bloomington, Madison, and Minneapolis. The two will play previously scheduled shows in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and DC next month.