Stream: Angel Olsen, “Forgiven/Forgotten”

Photographer Zia Anger
November 14, 2013

In a year-end essay I wrote for The FADER in the winter of 2012, I remember including an observation about a set I'd caught from Angel Olsen at Glasslands in Brooklyn, and how it was the only performance I'd seen all year where every person in the audience fell absolutely silent. That's because everybody was so completely captivated by combined fragility and strength of her singing voice, and because the material on her Bathetic Records LP, Half Way Home, was the kind of quiet, acoustic music that has nuances that only reveal themselves if you listen really closely. From the sound of this new song, though, that anecdote is no longer really an relevant point of entry for describing the music she makes, because the Chicago-based folk singer has gone ahead and plugged in, with a full rock band sound that seems like it's rearing to overwhelm everything in its path. "Forgiven/Forgotten" is the lead single from her upcoming sophomore LP, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, which is out February 18th via Jagjaguwar. Tracklist and tourdates below.

Stream: Angel Olsen, "Forgiven/Forgotten"

01. Unf**ktheworld
02. Forgiven/Forgotten
03. Hi-Five
04. White Fire
05. High & Wild
06. Lights Out
07. Stars
08. Iota
09. Dance Slow Decades
10. Enemy
11. Windows

11/29 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
11/30 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
12./3 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder at FSU
12/4 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
12/5 - Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
12/12 - London, UK @ The Forum w/ Neko Case
2/18 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
2/20 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
2/22 - Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
2/23 - Fayetteville, AR @ JR's Lightbulb Club
2/24 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2/25 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/1 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
3/3 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/5 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/6 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
3/7 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
3/8 - Moscow, ID @ Mikey's Gyros
3/10 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Stream: Angel Olsen, “Forgiven/Forgotten”