Jenny Lee Lindberg

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Jenny Lee Lindberg
Lindberg performing at Utopiafest in Utopia, Texas, United States in September 2014
Lindberg performing at Utopiafest in Utopia, Texas, United States in September 2014
Background information
Birth nameJennifer Lee Lindberg
Also known asJennylee
Born (1981-07-30) July 30, 1981 (age 39)
Elko, Nevada, U.S.
OriginLos Angeles, California
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • Bass
  • vocals
Years active2004–present
Associated acts

Jennifer "Jenny" Lee Lindberg (born July 30, 1981) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, best known as the bassist of the indie rock band Warpaint. In 2015, Lindberg released her first solo album, Right On!, under the name "Jennylee".

Personal life[edit]

Lindberg was born on July 30, 1981 in Elko, Nevada. She is the daughter of Sherry Sossamon, a nurse, and Todd Lindberg. She is the sister of actress and musician Shannyn Sossamon. Following their parents' divorce when Lindberg was only 2, she and her sister were raised by their mother, who remarried to Randy Goldman.[1][2] Her maternal grandmother is of Hawaiian and Filipino descent, while the rest of her ancestry is English, German, Dutch, French and Irish.[3] Raised in Reno, Nevada, Lindberg relocated to Los Angeles, California as an adult.[4]

She was formerly married to Chris Cunningham, best known for directing the music videos for Aphex Twin's "Come to Daddy" and "Windowlicker" singles. They divorced in 2016.[5]



Lindberg performing with Warpaint at the 2017 Roskilde Festival.
Lindberg performing with Warpaint at the 2017 Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.

Lindberg had a "chance encounter" with Emily Kokal during one of Sossamon's DJ sets, soon after relocating to Los Angeles, and formed Warpaint with her, Theresa Wayman and Sossamon on Valentine's Day 2004. After rehearsing and composing original material alone for 18 months, Warpaint began performing regularly in Los Angeles and self-released their debut extended play, Exquisite Corpse, in August 2008.[6]

Warpaint's debut studio album, The Fool, was released in October 2010 on Rough Trade Records following a number of lineup changes, including the recruitment of drummer Stella Mozgawa.[7] The album was well received by critics and peaked at No. 176 on the Billboard 200.[8][9] The band's second eponymous studio album was released in January 2014, and featured Lindberg performing vocals on two tracks: "Disco//very" and "CC". Receiving favorable reviews and charting in several countries,[10] Warpaint reached the top 10 on the UK Albums Chart,[11] Irish Independent Albums Chart,[12] and Billboard's Alternative, Independent and Tastemaker album charts.[9]

Right On![edit]

Lindberg's debut solo studio album, Right On!, was released on December 11, 2015 on Rough Trade; she was credited as "Jennylee". Featuring elements of new wave and gothic rock, the album was produced by Lindberg with Norm Block and featured Warpaint's Mozgawa on drums.[13]


Lindberg has collaborated with other musicians during her career. In 2009, she played bass on Brian Blade's Mama Rosa (2009).[14] She later played bass on "Goodbye Lovers & Friends", a song from Boom Bip's Zig Zaj (2011), and "The Madness of Clouds", a song from Viv Albertine's The Vermilion Border (2013). Most recently, she worked with Jimmy Giannopoulos of Lolawolf on the project CRW$HD.[15][16]


When she was young, Lindberg listened to Tears for Fears, which influenced her later music. She has also cited among her influences Jah Wobble's bass playing with PiL in her "list of all-time greats". She named Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees as one of her favorite voices of all time, saying, "I have a lot of respect for Siouxsie and she's given me a lot of inspiration over the years". Sylvester, Carly Simon, Art of Noise, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin and Depeche Mode were other acts that inspired her.[17]


With Warpaint
Guest appearances
  • Brian BladeMama Rosa (2009)
  • Boom Bip – "Goodbye Lovers & Friends" on Zig Zaj (2011)
  • Viv Albertine – "The Madness of Clouds" on The Vermilion Border (2012)
  • TT (Theresa Wayman) – "Take One" on LoveLaws (2018)


  1. ^ "Shannyn Sossamon Biography (1979–)". Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Mark (March 5, 2002). "Falling through the door of fame". The Age. Melbourne.
  3. ^ "The Kid Stays In The Club: Shannyn Sossamon". PAPER. November 1, 2002. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Barlow, Eve (March 7, 2015). "Warpaint: prepare for combat | Music". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Warpaint: The Un-Breakup Music". Magnet Magazine. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Perry, Andrew (October 18, 2010). "Warpaint: Who's that tomboy over there, who looks like she doesn't care?". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Barton, Laura (February 12, 2011). "Warpaint: Women on the verge | Music". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Review for The Fool by Warpaint". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Warpaint | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Review for Warpaint by Warpaint". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  11. ^ "Warpaint | Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "Top 10 Independent Artist Albums, Week Ending 23 January 2014". Chart-Track. GfK. Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  13. ^ Staff writer(s) (September 15, 2015). "jennylee Announces Solo Album righton!". Rough Trade Records. Beggars Group. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  14. ^ Mama Rosa (Album notes). Brian Blade. Verve Forecast. 2009. B0012613-02.CS1 maint: others (link)
  15. ^ Zig Zaj (Album notes). Boom Bip. Lex Records. 2011. LEX080CDI.CS1 maint: others (link)
  16. ^ The Vermilion Border (Album notes). Viv Albertine. Cadiz Music. 2013. CADIZLP120.CS1 maint: others (link)
  17. ^ Kerr, David (March 16, 2015). "Under the Influence: Warpaint's Jenny Lee Lindberg". Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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