Daily Dose Pick: Jack Peñate


With his second album, Jack Peñate shrugs off London-centric singer/songwriter tropes in favor of elaborate, moody pop.

While Peñate’s 2007 debut saw him lumped in with fellow city dwellers Kate Nash and Lily Allen, his partnership with Bloc Party producer Paul Epworth for the appropriately named Everything Is New channels everything from Afrobeat to the Cure. Casting aside self-knowingness, Peñate has shifted to a more evocative mode, equally evidenced by the stunning video for “Tonight’s Today.”

Visit Jack’s official site, become a fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, catch him on tour this fall, explore his photos on Flickr, and buy

the album.