If you first heard Angel Olsen's full-length Halfway Home last year, it's probably still haunting you in the best way possible. Olsen warms up with honest lyrics that tremble out of her -- then holds back with a cooler, controlled voice. It's a trademark style as distinct as Joni Mitchell's voice.
Olsen has just announced a new album due out February 18th, 2014, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. It will be under the indie rock label Jagjaguwar. A sneak peek at one of the new 11 songs, "Forgiven/Forgotten" already shows that she is going for more rock than her previous softer, folk songs. It has that vintage, distorted-guitar vibe you got a taste of in Halfway Home's "Sweet Dreams."
John Congleton produced the new album, who has worked with artists from Marilyn Manson to The Roots, and is founding member of The Paper Chase. With the addition of Congleton, her "music now crackles with a churning, rumbling low end and a brighter energy," according to the press release. You can expect to hear her sing "with full-throated exultation, admonition, and bold, expressive melody."
Have a listen to the "Forgiven/Forgotten" video and see if Olsen's playing near you in her tour from November 29th to March 10th. You can pre-order the album here.
Angel Olsen's Tour Dates
Fri. Nov. 29 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Sat. Nov. 30 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
Tue. Dec. 3 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder at FSU
Wed. Dec. 4 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
Thu. Dec. 5 - Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
Thu. Dec. 12 - London, UK @ The Forum w/ Neko Case
Tue. Feb. 18 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
Thu. Feb. 20 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Sat. Feb. 22 - Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
Sun. Feb. 23 - Fayetteville, AR @ JR's Lightbulb Club
Mon. Feb. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Tue. Feb. 25 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Sat. March 1 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Sun. March 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
Mon. March 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Wed. March 5 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Thu. March 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
Fri. March 7 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sat. March 8 - Moscow, ID @ Mikey's Gyros
Mon. March 10 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge