Alt-country rocker and one half of Jenny and Johnny, Johnathan Rice has released the first video from his upcoming LP, Good Graces, out September 17th. Not so much PSA as pure satire, Rice’s video for “My Heart Belongs to You” follows the 3-minute-and-25-second travails of female fans amid a Beatles-like mania, harpooning female fandom and our overall obsession with celebrity.
The crazy in the video goes from 0-60 as the camera pans across a line of waiting girls; the crying turns to vomiting, turns to excited, involuntary peeing, turns to the literal ripping out of hearts Indiana-Jones-and-The-Temple-of-Doom-style as these women make the ultimate sacrifice on the altar of fandom.
Though this is his third solo album, Good Graces does feature contributions from a familiar cast of characters. Rice tracked the album with Dawes bassist, Wiley Gelber, and Rilo Kiley alums Jason Boesel and Pierre de Reeder at Reeder’s own Kingsize North Studio. Innately Jenny and Johnny, Rice’s album also features guest vocals from Jenny Lewis and The Watson twins. A free download of “My Heart Belongs to You” is now available.
Rice will be touring the country with Laurel Canyon revivalists Dawes this fall in support of Good Graces, and he will be playing an intimate gig here in LA at The Largo on September 11th.
Johnathan Rice Tour Dates:
9/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet
9/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
9/23 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/24 – York, PA @ Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center *#
9/25 – West Long Branch, NJ @ Pollak Theatre *#
9/27 – Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival *%
9/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
10/1 – Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre *
10/2 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note *
10/4 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
10/5 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall *
# with Hayes Carll
% with Kurt Vile & the Violators
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