Tracks of the week: Angel Olsen, Working Men’s Club and more
Angel Olsen created the video for the title track of his upcoming album Big Time.
The promo arrived with a statement from its director, regular Olsen collaborator Kimberly Stuckwisch:
“For Big Time, we set out to celebrate how humans identify and subvert old-school binary and societal/internalized gender roles through choreography, color and wardrobe. .”
Katy J Pearson unveiled Game Of Cards from their second album Sound Of The Morning which will be released by Heavenly Recordings on July 8th.
“We hung out a lot because I was singing in his band, and he was in the KJP ensemble,” Pearson continues. “I forgot the song for a while then rediscovered it and sent it to Heavenly who liked the chorus but the verse didn’t quite work.”
“I wanted to give it a chance, so I took it with me to Dan Carey sessions where we put together new verses – it really helped me figure out where the song should go.”
WilcoCruel Country’s new album will be a double affair featuring 21 tracks including today’s frontman Falling Apart (Right Now).
“There have been elements of country music in everything we’ve done,” says Jeff Tweedy of the single’s obvious twang. “We were never particularly comfortable with that definition, my idea of country music.
“But now, after walking around the block a few times, we find it exhilarating to break free from the form and embrace the simple limitation of calling the music we make country.”
Type of body have chosen The Charm as their next preview for Everything Is Dangerous but nothing is surprising.
“This track is about how women are held to higher standards than men in the music business,” singer Sophie McComish said. “It’s harder for us to get away with being a little shitty or making mistakes.”
“A guy once told us that the ‘charm’ would wear off if we didn’t upgrade our instruments, that we had to do our 10,000 hours before we were worthy of the hype. That’s our answer.”
‘crushed.zip’ is the third track to be extracted from SuperorganismWorld Wide Pop’s second studio album, due out July 15.
“It’s a musical journey through the anxieties and isolation that can come with being an artist, but it’s ultimately delightful,” Harry says, while Orono Noguchi adds:
“I was thinking a lot about Kanye and Elliott Smith (which is most of the time). I wanted to do like a really depressing and personal song but with the most deliciously obnoxious pop wrapper. Stuart Price’s production really elevated it at the top level.
workers club have shared their new single Circumference from Fear Fear.
The sequel to their self-titled debut album – one of Live4ever’s best albums of 2020 – will see Syd Minsky-Sargeant both physically and metaphorically perform songs written in Todmorden in his mid-teens.
“The first album was mostly personal documentation lyrically, it’s a blur between a personal perspective and a third-person perspective of what was going on,” he explains.
With the finish line of a UK and European tour that has been running since March in sight, bodega are already reminiscing about unforgettable memories with their new video for How Can I Help Ya?.
“How can I help you? was the last track I wrote for the album after all the other tracks were recorded,” Hozie says of the track Broken Equipment.
“I felt like the cinema on the record was missing a certain type of scene: one where I could give myself and the broken world the benefit of the doubt. We had it start the B-side of the vinyl which is very different from side A.”
beabadoobee has made See You Soon the second single from their new album Beatopia, which will be released on July 15.
“I wrote it at a time when I was away a lot and made a lot of mistakes and did a lot of things to help me understand a lot of things,” she says.
“And I feel like I’ve found the importance of really doing it; it was therapeutic because it made me appreciate everything around me a lot more. Being away and being alone with my own thoughts felt like a punch in the face.