ANGEL OLSEN

Very often, the move from containment to connection is a difficult one. After all, there's a lot at stake – one's sense of self, most importantly – but sometimes, it comes naturally and easily. For Missouri-born, singer-songwriter and guitarist Angel Olsen, the recording of her second album was a relaxed and enjoyable process, despite the fact that she was working on her own, highly personal material in creative collaboration for the first time, with musicians she'd been playing with for barely six months. That the three are now a band proper says much about not only their talent, but also the singer's desire to push her extraordinarily compelling songs into new territory and watch them develop.

WATCH // Angel Olsen Plays “Hi-Five” On Late Show With Dave Letterman, Tour Starts Again Late June

Angel Olsen performed “Hi-Five” on the Late Show With Dave Letterman last night and you can watch the video above or here on their YouTube channel.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Angel will also be touring this summer, full tour dates below, including Primavera and a return to London on September 25th playing the Electric Ballroom.

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WATCH // Angel Olsen Shares “High and Wild” Live Video, Adds Tour Dates

Angel Olsen has a new live video up for her song ‘High & Wild’ which you can watch above and on YouTube. Shot by Phil Poole, the live video was recorded at her recent, sold-out show at London’s Dingwalls which captures the intensity and sincerity in her visceral live shows. Angel’s live band consists of Stewart Bronaugh on guitar, Joshua Jaeger on drums, and Emily Elhaj on bass.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Angel will also be touring this summer, full tour dates below, including Primavera and a return to London on September 25th playing the Electric Ballroom.

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JAG @ SXSW // Secretly Label Group Official SXSW Showcase Lineup + Band Schedules


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Secretly Label Group SXSW Showcase

Friday March 14 at Red Eyed Fly – 715 Red River St. (Between 7th & 8th)

Outdoor Stage
Gardens & Villa: 1:00 – 1:50
Angel Olsen: 12:00 – 12:40
Woman’s Hour: 11:00 – 11:40
Mark McGuire: 10:00 – 10:40
Small Black: 9:00 – 9:40
Tomas Barfod: 8:00 – 8:40

As SXSW gets busier every year, we like to provide you one place to see all of our bands and those on our sister labels Dead Oceans / Secretly Canadian. This year on Friday March 14th, we’re posting up at Red Eyed Fly, between 7th and 8th St. on Red River St. where you can see Jagjaguwar artists Angel Olsen and Small Black. No RSVP needed to get in, first come first serve.

Catch both acts during the week at other showcases with their info below. Follow their respective FB/TW accounts for updated times and additional venues as SXSW approaches.

Angel Olsen

[Twitter / Facebook]
03/12 @ Mohawk (Spin Magazine/House of Vans) 4:00 PM
03/14 @ Central Presbyterian Church (Pitchfork) 8:10 PM
03/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 12:00 AM

Small Black

[Twitter / Facebook]
03/13 @ Flamingo Cantina (Under The Radar Party) 3:15 PM
03/13 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Solid Gold) 6:00 PM
03/14 @ Waterloo Records (Waterloo Records) 12:00 PM
03/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 9:00 PM
03/15 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (The Wild Honey Pie) 4:30 PM

ALBUM RELEASE // Angel Olsen ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness” Out Now, New European Dates Added In May

Angel Olsen is no stranger to listeners who caught her vibrant and expressive voice in her debut EP Strange Cacti or later on Half Way Home, where her sound expanded and her lyrics cut deeper.

Today, Angel’s debut album on Jagjaguwar, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, is out worldwide.

On the new album, Pitchfork named it Best New Music yesterday, in the UK the album received rave reviews including four stars in The Observer, and NPR’s Bob Boilen named it his “Album of the Week” this week on All Songs Considered writing, “I’ve been living with this music for a bit now. It’s my friend, my comfort; it shakes me, saddens me and lifts me”.

With BYFFNW, Angel further explores a familiar sound, but only widens her vocal range to new expressive heights. She captures both bravery and vulnerability in her war cries bringing the listener closer if they aren’t already sucked into Angel’s crackling fire gaze. Her new album, produced by John Congleton, stokes the fire and aggravates the flames inside of Angel releasing an energy and voice not heard before.

Get a sense of this new sound by listening to a few tracks from the album above or watching her newest video for “Hi-Five” directed by Zia Anger on YouTube, here.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

See Angel Olsen on tour starting tonight in Charlottesville at The Southern with all dates listed below.

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Hi-Five by Angel Olsen

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

08/02/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08/05/14
Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library

08/09/14
Oslo, NO - Oya Festival

08/12/14
Luxembourg, LU - EXIT07

08/14/14
St. Malo, FR - La Route Du Rock Festival

08/15/14
Brecon, UK - Green Man Festival

08/16/14
Brecon, UK - Green Man Festival

See all upcoming shows

US:
Andrew Morgan
Billions
andrew@billions.com

UK/EU:
Nikita Lavrinenko
Paper & Iron Booking
nikita@paperandironbooking.com

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