生于1981年的Jenny Owen Youngs来自新泽西。小学时学习长笛，中学学习大号，14岁上她又开始接触吉他。 在她的专辑Transmitter Failure中，经纪人老友协助她完成了这张效果丰富的专辑的编曲。浓重的贝司，清新的电吉他，生机勃勃的键盘等等乐器竞相出现，甚至还有长笛和铝板琴，以及从百老汇歌剧中借鉴的弦乐。然后他们又来到布鲁克林，找了一大帮子人帮助完成了各种配乐，最终完成了她的第二张专辑。清新随意的嗓音，富有变化的配乐，这绝对是值得长期驻留耳畔的一砖。 Coming up strong behind R. Stevie Moore as the most talented singer/songwriter to be based in the nondescript bedroom community of Montclair, NJ, Jenny Owen Youngs fuses Liz Phair's perceptive and brashly funny lyrics with the orchestrated folk-pop of Regina Spektor and Erin McKeown, adding just a hint of Nellie McKay's jazzy cabaret leanings and Cat Power's throaty, confessional angst. Born in New Jersey in 1981 and raised in the usual suburban surroundings, Youngs first picked up the guitar at the age of 14 and attended the music program at the State University of New York at a time when that previously obscure art school was single-handedly populating what would become the entire New York "anti-folk" scene: besides Youngs and Spektor, Jeffrey Lewis, Langhorne Slim, and the Moldy Peaches' Adam Green and Kimya Dawson were all SUNY-Purchase graduates. Maintaining a friendship with Spektor, who chose Youngs as her opening act on the tours following her breakthrough album, Soviet Kitsch, Youngs wrote and recorded her debut album, 2005's self-released Batten the Hatches. Although the album garnered generally positive reviews, it attracted little notice until one of its highlights, the rueful "Fuck Was I," was used in the second-season opener of the popular cable sitcom Weeds. Signing with the Canadian indie Nettwerk Records, Youngs released a remixed and repackaged version of Batten the Hatches in early 2007.