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Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by The Dr » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:44 pm

Angel Olsen has announced details of her new album, ‘My Woman’, which will be released on September 2 via Jagjaguwar. It follows 2014’s ‘Burn Your Fire for No Witness’.

As well as the details of the album, the Missouri-born singer has outlined plans for her forthcoming tour, which will start in the US in July before heading to Europe in September. You can see the full list of dates at the bottom of the page.

Last week (June 1) Olsen revealed a video trailer for the first material from ‘My Woman’, entitled ‘Intern’.



The album is produced by Justin Raisen, and features guest guitarist Seth Kauffman alongside Olsen’s regular band, which is made up of bassist Emily Elhaj, drummer Joshua Jaeger, and guitarist Stewart Bronaugh.

Olsen says her forthcoming album is about “the complicated mess of being a woman. I’m definitely using scenes that I’ve replayed in my head, in the same way that I might write a script and manipulate a memory to get it to fit. But I think it’s important that people can interpret things the way that they want to.”

‘My Woman’ tracklist:

1 Intern
2 Never Be Mine
3 Shut Up Kiss Me
4 Give It Up
5 Not Gonna Kill You
6 Heart Shaped Face
7 Sister
8 Those Were The Days
9 Woman
10 Pops

Angel Olsen tour:

June 16 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater #
17 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center #
18 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium #
19 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Park Theatre #
21 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Amigo's #
22 Calgary, Alberta - Sled Island - Central United Church
24-25 Anchorage, AK - Tap Root ^
July 2 Reyjavik, Iceland - ATP Iceland
September 9 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
10 Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
11 Cincinatti, OH - Woodward Theater *
12 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre *
14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
15 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
16 Hudson, NY - Basilica Soundscape
17 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
18 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw *
20-21 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
22 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom &
23 Montreal, Québec - Pop Montreal &
24 Toronto, Ontario - Virgin Mobile Mod Club &
26 Detroit, MI - The Loving Touch &
27 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall &
30 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway &
October 1 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle &
13 Brighton, England - Concorde 2
14 Manchester, England - Club Academy
15 Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3 Studio Warehouse
16 Bristol, England - The Marble Factory
17 London, England - KOKO
19 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel
20 Copenhagen, Denmark - Koncerthuset, Studie 2
21 Oslo, Norway - John Dee
22 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
23 Goetborg, Sweden - Pustervik
25 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theater
26 Munich, Germany - Ampere
27 Zuerich, Switzerland - Bogen F
28 Koeln, Germany - Stadtgarten
29 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
November 4 Paris, France - La Gaîté Lyrique
6 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tolhuistuin

excited- seems she has gone with the ful band agian as opposed the the earlier stripped back sound. burn your fire for no witnesses was a wonderful album- looking forward to this!
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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by TheWarmth » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:38 pm

I'll definitely be buying this. Her last album was great. I listened to the new single and dug it.

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by The Dr » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:38 am

really enjoying the album so far


new interview

http://pitchfork.com/features/profile/9 ... gel-olsen/
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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by TheWarmth » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:21 am

Just got my download via Amazon. The first half of the album hasn't impressed me much. The production is too lo-fi and the songwriting isn't great, aside from track 1, "Intern," which I think was the first single. Mostly it sounds like she's forcing it. Bummer. The second half/side of the album, though, is glorious. I wonder if it was recorded in a different session and/or at a different studio. I'll be curious to look at the credits when my vinyl copy arrives tomorrow. Anyway, side 2 - so much atmosphere and intimacy. Really awesome. The songs are longer and stretch out elegantly. So, yeah, this is definitely a strange album. Curious what others will make of it.
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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by shalloboi » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:47 am

I found a link of the album at the end of July and couldn't resist, so I've been listening to it a lot since then.

I liked 'Burn Your Fire...' a lot, but always found the second half to be a bit patchy. I think this one is a lot more even and builds to more to a satisfying conclusion. I'd agree that the 2nd half is a lot stronger than the 1st, but I tend to love albums that are structured that way. It would be nice if there were more songs like 'Intern' but I think that starting with 'Heart Shaped Face' the album gets better and better with each song and makes for a very satisfying listen.

She just released a really nice video for 'Sister' which I'd say is the centerpiece of the album. I think it might be a better sample of what the album has to offer than 'Intern' or 'Shut Up Kiss me'-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mIA1r2ZELU

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by The Dr » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:04 am

shalloboi wrote: I liked 'Burn Your Fire...' a lot, but always found the second half to be a bit patchy.

'Sister' which I'd say is the centerpiece of the album.

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by TheWarmth » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:23 pm

"Sister" is incredible. I love the way it goes all Fleetwood Mac in the middle. Definitely a new direction for Olsen.

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by The Dr » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:36 am

when did you come to olsen? i came with burn your fire... but did anyone come in with halfway home acoustic era? if so what are your thoughts on her 'development'?
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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by The Dr » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:38 am



a three part (i think- i've not watched- only just found it) interview with angel
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Post by shalloboi » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:34 pm

The Dr wrote:when did you come to olsen? i came with burn your fire... but did anyone come in with halfway home acoustic era? if so what are your thoughts on her 'development'?
I've been listening since 'Strange Cacti' came out- that one's really lo-fi and all of the songs are acoustic guitar and voice drenched in reverb. She's been moving away from that sad acoustic ballad type of sound. 'Halfway Home' has a lot of really dirgey, slow songs with sparse instrumentation that can be a bit melodramatic at times. It's got a few full band songs that really soar, though. Her voice on it is very unhinged, too- it seems on 'Burn Your Fire...' she started trying to explore more subtle ways of using her voice- those are the key differences to me. Something like 'Forgotten/Forgiven' or 'Hi-Five' seems like a very conscious shift into more of a hard-hitting rock band sound, a lot of what falls a little flat on 'Burn Your Fire...' is how forced some of the songs exploring that sound seem (at least to me).

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by toomilk » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:48 am

shalloboi wrote:
She just released a really nice video for 'Sister' which I'd say is the centerpiece of the album. I think it might be a better sample of what the album has to offer than 'Intern' or 'Shut Up Kiss me'-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mIA1r2ZELU
This is incredible. I'm going to have to pick this one up. Fantastic song.

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by runaway » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:13 pm

Wow, totally unimpressed with this. Only made it to track 5 before I had to turn it off due to embarrassment (teenagers are the harshest critics). Sounds forced and contrived. The lo-fi production is shit as well.
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Post by TheWarmth » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:53 pm

The second half of the album destroys the first half. If I were you, I would start with "Sister" and just listen to the last four songs on the album, two of which exceed the 7 minute mark. Honestly, to me side 2 sounds like a completely different album from side 1. Very strange. The production, songs and performances are so much better. I went back to day and listened to the first four songs and they're still not doing much for me, other than "Intern," which is alright. "Shut Up Kiss Me" is terrible. I can't believe she released that as a single.

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by runaway » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:13 pm

I actually bought the CD on the strength of Sister and on recommendations from places such as this forum. Will follow your advice and listen to the second half.

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by The Dr » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:19 pm

runaway wrote:I actually bought the CD on the strength of Sister and on recommendations from places such as this forum. Will follow your advice and listen to the second half.

it's a grower- the more i listen to it the more i like it- some songs haven't 'clicked' for me yet but i'm sure they will- keep at it, i beleive it is worth the time- even if we are the instant gratification generation. often i find albums i like straight away i bore of quite quckly (obvious exceptions), stick at it.

do you know the previous album 'burn your fire for no witness'?


oh and ps (edit) her voice is turning into something special now!
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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by The Dr » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:21 pm

TheWarmth wrote: "Shut Up Kiss Me" is terrible. I can't believe she released that as a single.
if you see the video and read how she wrote it as a snide comment on people who say she keeps changing then it makes a lot more sense. it's growing on me
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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by angelsighs » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:53 pm

recent convert to Angel Olsen. not heard the new one yet (apart from the singles- I agree that Sister is brilliant) I've definitely found her to be a grower. at first I was liking the voice, and a lot of the production and atmosphere, but the songs weren't quite there.. they revealed their charms on more listens.

is it me or is White Fire on the last album pure Leonard Cohen? I like her sound- it's a quite haunting mix of more intimate stuff like that but you can also tell she likes fifties pop too with twangy guitars- Shut Up Kiss Me isn't the deepest song out there but surely obvious to be chosen as the single?

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by BzaInSpace » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:46 pm

angelsighs wrote:recent convert to Angel Olsen. not heard the new one yet (apart from the singles- I agree that Sister is brilliant) I've definitely found her to be a grower. at first I was liking the voice, and a lot of the production and atmosphere, but the songs weren't quite there.. they revealed their charms on more listens...
Me too - I'm an even more recent convert, following the ecstatic sounding recommendations above.

'Sister' is absolutely incredible. Paul's Fleetwood Mac mention is absolutely spot on - it's like an epic Buckingham/Nicks outtake from 'Tusk' or something, just beautiful. :D
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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by angelsighs » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:34 pm

yeah Sister is a gorgeous song. not often I say this but the video is really good too. not much going on in it but the soft focus shots of LA give it a dreamy feel which fits well

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Re: Angel Olsen announces new album, ‘My Woman’ 2/9

Post by johnnyboy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:09 pm

Such a great album, really is. I'd easily put in my top 3 for the year. Her gig at Camden Koko a few weeks back was simply amazing.

Does anyone like Weyes Blood? Her new album "Front Row Seat To Earth" should appeal to fans of My Woman I reckon. It's from the folky side of life, influenced by that 60's/70's Laurel Canyon sound, nice lush arrangements and beautiful detail. Check it here https://weyesblood.bandcamp.com/album/f ... t-to-earth , great video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml_sZOWY6yU . I'm off to see her in a week or two in London.

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