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Jackie Lynn is the new album from Haley Fohr, the compelling front woman of Circuit des Yeux. Recorded and featuring performances by Cooper Crain of Cave and Bitchin’ Bajas, the album also featured Crain’s Bitchin’ Bajas bandmates Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan.
For this album, Fohr created the persona of Jackie Lynn, developed her back story and then wrote the album as her. These songs of a country girl gone drug dealer have a fast and loose air. The combination of the Lynn persona and Crain’s affection for synthesized sounds of all sorts makes for an entirely singular pop album. Ever center stage is the utterly powerful voice of Fohr.
Haley, solo and with Circuit Des Yeux, has toured and collaborated with an astounding variety of musicians in her nascent career: from Bill Orcutt to Liturgy and Julia Holter. 2015’s Circuit des Yeux release In Plain Speech was lauded by press and radio worldwide; including NPR’s First Listen, Pitchfork, Magnet, Stereogum, Tiny Mix Tapes, AllMusic, BOMB, Ad Hoc, Exclaim, Relix, Impose, Jezebel, Paper Magazine, and more. Upcoming collaborations include being a part of Glenn Branca’s ensemble for the RBMA Festival in May.
2016 sees the story continue within Jackie Lynn; Fohr’s impassioned baritone and striking melodies makes this collection of songs compulsive listening.
Jackie Lynn: The Chicago Chronicle
Jackie Lynn was born in Franklin, TN on June 1st, 1990. “I’ve always been the source of action. My mom didn’t even make it to the hospital before I decided to come into this world. She had to lie right down on the sidewalk in front of Rolling Hills Hospital as doctors hovered around to help. It was storming that morning, and right as I was coming into the world a bolt of lighting fell from the sky, striking my mother right in the belly. They say I shot out of her like a bullet from a gun, right into oncoming traffic.”
Jackie, now a 25-year-old Gemini residing somewhere unknown, has mysteriously disappeared after leaving a chronological musical artifact that the city of Chicago is now using to try to trace her whereabouts.
This is what we know:
Born and raised in Franklin, TN, in May of 2010, Jackie took a Greyhound bus from Franklin, TN to Chicago, IL. Upon her arrival in the city of Chicago, Jackie found a cheap sublet on the south side of Chicago. She soon became acquainted with Tom Strong (real name unknown) on a short CTA bus trip to the Chicago Loop. We believe that Tom & Jackie together ran a multi-million dollar business distributing the illegal substance of cocaine around Chicago & the Chicago tri-state area for over 4 years. Authorities believe that a local automobile shop was used as the main distributions headquarter.
Over the years, Tom & Jackie have become well known for their large and lavish parties thrown at an apartment located on Sacramento & 26th street. Police have been hot on their trail, but have found no probable cause to make an arrest. A domestic dispute was reported on February 18th of 2015. When police arrived, the apartment was found deserted. Traces of cocaine were found on a red and gold LP jacket with the following recording enclosed.