Jen Wood

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Jen Wood
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Jen Wood performing in 2006.
Background information
Birth name Jennifer Wood
Born c. 1976
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock
Indie rock
Occupations Musician, Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1992–present
Labels New Granada Records
Win Records
Associated acts Tattle Tale
The Postal Service
Website jenwood.net
Notable instruments
Voice

Jennifer "Jen" Wood (born c. 1976) is an American indie rock musician based in Seattle, Washington. A solo artist since 1996, she was previously a member of alternative rock band Tattle Tale.

Biography[edit]

In 1992, at the age of fifteen, Wood formed Tattle Tale with school friend Madigan Shive.[1] The band released two albums, Tattle Tale in 1993 and Sew True in 1995. Their song "Glass Vase Cello Case" featured in the 1999 film But I'm a Cheerleader by Jamie Babbit.

In 1996, after the breakup of Tattle Tale, Wood went to Santa Cruz, California and recorded a number of songs which she released as No More Wading.[2]

After recording Getting Past the Static, she moved back to Seattle.

In 2002, she appeared as a guest vocalist on the collaborative effort The Postal Service, providing the female vocals for the duet "Nothing Better". On July 18, 2013, she performed this song live for the first time at the KeyArena with The Postal Service.[3] She has also collaborated vocally with The Black Heart Procession and Joan of Arc, to name a few.

Her second full length album, Finds You in Love (New Granada Records) was released on September 14, 2010 to critical acclaim.

Her third album, Finds You in Love, was released in 2010.

Discography[edit]

  • 1993: Tattle Tale (with Tattle Tale)
  • 1995: Sew True (with Tattle Tale)
  • 1996: No More Wading
  • 1997: Getting Past the Static (1997)
  • 2000: This Uncontainable Light (EP)
  • 2002: Traveling through Roots
  • 2003: Jen Wood (EP)
  • 2010: Finds You in Love

Compilation Tracks[edit]

  • Tree Southern Polyvinyl Sampler: "Imperfect"
  • Post-Marked Stamps Compilation: "Sheltering Arms For The Birds"
  • Try For Summer, Plan For Fall: "Circus"
  • New Atmosphere For The Future: U.S. Pop Life, Volume 3: "Underestimation"
  • Zum Audio Volume 2: "Believe Her"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Tattle Tale Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Jen Wood Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  3. ^ "July 18, 2013 Setlist". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 

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