Last Fall, singer/songwriter Angel Olsen released My Woman to critical acclaim. Now, she’s teamed up with NPR for not one, but two new live sessions. The first, released earlier this week, is a more traditional full-band session and interview on World Cafe, while the latter, released Friday, is a stark solo performance in a Bronx church for NPR’s fantastic Field Recordings series. They stand in sharp contrast to one another, but both demonstrate her considerable vocal talents on full display. Continue reading →
The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to your personal space at 11pm ET tonight on 88.5 XPN. On tonight’s show, a smattering of brand new tracks, many of which from albums that’ll be out in the early weeks of 2017. Notably in the mix tonight are new selections from some very prolific psych-garage rockers, like SF mainstay Ty Segall, Aussie outsiders King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (who’ll be releasing an obscene FIVE albums in the new year) and Thee Oh Sees, who just put out their third release of 2016. Also in the mix are favorites from St. Vincent, Honus Honus and Big Thief! Check out a few of those below…
The Indie Rock Hit Parade simply can’t be stopped! We’ve got another full, two-hour show on tap for you tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN (which just so happens to be right after the September edition of What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese, ya know). Make sure you’re tuned in, fired up and wigged out, because there’s a lot to get to this week. First and foremost, there’s our weekly Album Spotlight where, this time around, we’ll hear a couple of tracks from Here, the newly released 10th album from Scottish jangle-pop legends Teenage Fanclub. Here is a breezy delight, as you might expect. Also in the mix, we’ll get to the debut from outsider-popsters Ian Sweet, Jenn Wasner’s electrifying solo debut as Flock Of Dimes, and a punishingly epic track from the new Preoccupations album that features guest vocals (somewhere in the mix) from Wolf Parade/Operators guy Dan Boeckner. Preview some of the new stuff below…
The Indie Rock Hit Parade is headed your way tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! Rather than duck in your indie rock-proof subterranean bunker, listen in for a full-two hour show that has some very interesting things going on. Since we’ll be knee-deep in our XPN Long Hots Labor Day Weekend special, we’ll hear a few supersized jams from Panda Bear and The Juan Maclean. We’ve got another Album Spotlight to get to; this time on the new album from chameleonic singer-songwriter Angel Olsen. My Woman, her third full-length, is a wild masterwork of ballads, boppers and rockers, and we’ll dig into it in the second hour of tonight’s show. In the mix you’ll also hear new tracks from Swedish politi-shoegazers The Radio Dept., Florida party-crashers Jacuzzi Boys and Montreal psych-conjurers Elephant Stone. Check out those tunes below…
Folk and indie-rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist Angel Olsen releases her new album, My Woman on September 2nd. The highly anticipated followup to her critically acclaimed 2014 release Burn Your Fire For No Witness.Continue reading →
Angel Olsen is certainly her own woman, as apparent in the name of her soon to be released LP My Woman. In her latest music video for the song “Shut Up Kiss Me,” Olsen takes any excuse to have a little fun. Continue reading →
Chicago Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen surprised fans last week when she shared a clip on Youtube of an untitled new song. The track was later revealed to be “Intern,” taken from the Asheville-based musician’s forthcoming LP My Woman. The record is out September 2nd on Jagjaguwar and follows 2014’s critically-acclaimed Burn Your Fire for No Witness.
A fall tour will support the release, with Olsen headlining Union Transfer on September 14th. Watch the video for “Intern” below. Tickets and information for the all-ages show will be available via the XPN Concert Calendar on June 10th.
Sister rock trio HAIM (a former XPN artist to watch) are putting a big year behind them. After their debut album, Days Are Gone, was released this past September, they’ve gotten a deal with Target to have their song “Forever” appear in the store’s commercials, and have planned out their first nationwide and European tour. Tonight, they’ll stop by Tower Theater. The show will start at 8 p.m. and the $32 tickets can be purchased here.
Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen recently released Burn Your Fire For No Witness, her debut on Jagjaguwar records. The Missouri born musician released her first full length album, Half Way Home, in 2012 to critical acclaim, and first garnered attention as a back up singer with Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Where Olsen’s Half Way Home was marked by indie-folk, a little bit of twang and acoustic guitars, Burn Your Fire has a much fuller sound and yet her enchanting vocals and stories remain up front in the mix, with a mix of folk, country and psychedelia swirling throughout the songs. Below, via NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation download “High & Wild” from Angel’s new album.