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Angel Olsen announces new album, tour, dreamy new single “Intern”

Angel Olsen performs at the Slingshot festival in April. (Photo: Getty Images)
Angel Olsen performs at the Slingshot festival in April. (Photo: Getty Images)

A little more than two years after her breakout sophomore album Burn Your Fire For No WitnessThe A.V. Club’s favorite album of 2014, by the way—singer-songwriter Angel Olsen has announced a new record, My Woman. As the title implies, the record is about a woman, although not any woman in particular. Olsen says in a press release that the album is about “the complicated mess of being a woman,” adding, “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.”


As she did for Burn Your Fire, this time around Olsen will be backed by a full band on My Woman, which was recorded live to tape in Los Angeles. However, the first single from the album, “Intern,” features nothing but Olsen’s voice and some synthesizers, lending a dreamy, detached, Angelo Badalamenti-like air to Olsen’s lyrics about how being in love is kind of like getting up and going to work in the morning: It never stops, and sometimes it’s hard, but we’re all doing the best that we can.

My Woman is due out on Jagjaguwar on September 2. Olsen will be going on tour to support the album starting later this month; a full list of tour dates is below.

[via Pitchfork]

Angel Olsen tour 2016

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

# with Scott Tuma
^ with Termination Dust
* with Alex Cameron
& with Rodrigo Amarante