RIYL: Niki & the Dove, Electric Youth, Stevie Nicks
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.
-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
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive