RIYL: Niki & the Dove, Electric Youth, Stevie Nicks

Label: Jagjaguwar

Angel Olsen’s ever-changing trajectory since her debut has been a pleasure to witness.  Prior to 2012’s sparse acoustic folk LP Half Way Home, Olsen collaborated with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy as a backup singer, so her sophomore effort Burn Your Fire for No Witness took everyone by surprise, putting her acoustic down and turning the amps up, incorporating garage rock elements and soulful Americana.  A few weeks back, Olsen teased a new track called Intern in which she, yet again, drifts from her previous styles and marches forward into new terrain.  This time, she’s throwing in synths and motifs from the soft rock 1980s and flipping them into a tearful slow jam.  I hear elements from Niki and the Dove, Electric Youth and The Chromatics.  Throughout all of these stylistic shifts, the sole foundation that hasn’t changed is Angel Olsen’s gut-wrenching, inimitable vocal delivery.  She wants to go exploring into the unknown with you, and I suggest you join her.

From what I’ve gathered, there are at least 3 variants that will be available.  Rough Trade has a clear white variant, limited to 600, available to preorder HERE.  There will also be an indie record store edition on purple vinyl and the blue vinyl package from JagJaguwar available after the ‘buy’ link that includes a 7″, a poster and a CD.  Check out a snippet of her track Intern below, and choose wisely.

The Details

-My Woman limited edition blue opaque LP exclusive to mailorder and CD in 6-panel wallet
-Others' Blues 7" containing two tracks/covers of "For You" by Roky Erickson and "Tougher Than The Rest" by Bruce Springsteen
-11"x17" My Woman poster
-Digital download code for "Intern" redeemable immediately
-Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s), redeemable two weeks before release date on August 19, 2016

Price $25.99

Thanks for rating this! Now tell the world how you feel via Twitter.
What Do You Think of This Release?
  • Buying!
  • Maybe Buy
  • Not My Style
  • Too Expensive