Artist Signing // Angel Olsen Joins Jagjaguwar Family

It is a special kind of day when you get to announce the signing of an artist as talented and all-consuming as Angel Olsen. Her voice is an incredibly strange, yet warmly inviting instrument always positioned at the forefront of her songs. The St. Louis raised, now Chicago-based singer began experimenting with her voice at a young age, recording tapes and then teaching herself to harmonize with those recordings. That process — of listening and recording and listening and recording — has imbued her music with a confidence and wisdom that extends as much to her arrangements as to the voice that defines her music.

And it’s little surprise, then, that her work is inspired by what she describes as “being home, feeling home within yourself. Simple things like homes and existence and death and birth.” Her music is defined by many of the same signposts by which folk music first defined itself — resonant images, bold voices, deeply human tones. And so Olsen is, to turn a phrase, bringing it all back home.

Enough with the words! With all of this, it’s best you just hear what exactly we are talking about. Watch Angel perform “Miranda” live at Grand Street Bakery – video below. You’ll also find Angel’s forthcoming tour dates listed at the end of the post.

Sat. April 6 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Sun. April 7 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
Mon. April 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Tue. April 9 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Wed. April 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
Fri. April 12 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
Sat. April 13 – Santa Fe, NM @ High Mayhem
Sun. April 14 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Mon. April 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Tue. April 16 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Thu. April 18 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Fri. April 19 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sat. April 20 – Seattle, WA @ Sonic Boom Records [RECORD STORE DAY]
Sun. April 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
Mon. April 22 – Cottage Grove, OR @ Opal Center for Arts & Education
Wed. April 24 – Sacramento, CA @ Bows & Arrows
Thu. May 2 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Fri. May 3 – Cork, IE @ Half Moon Theatre
Sat. May 4 – Sun. May 5 – Kilkenny Roots Festival, IE
Mon. May 6 – Belfast, UK @ Black Box
Wed. May 8 – London, UK @ Cinema Museum [SOLD OUT]
Thu. May 16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Kurt Vile [SOLD OUT]
Fri. May 17 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Kurt Vile
Sat. May 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Kurt Vile
Sun. May 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Fri. July 19 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Fri. Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Fri. Aug. 30 – Sun. Sep. 1 – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival

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