As the new releases begin to wind down with the end of 2013 approaching, it’s time for a progress report on someone who has become something of a favorite at the LA Music Blog.

Angel Olsen’s full-length debut album, Half Way Home, passed almost completely under the radar when it was released in 2012, but we knew about her by the time she blew me away with her debut LA performance at the beginning of the year, and I was not the only one to be hugely impressed by the artist in 2013.


Now a second full-length has been announced for the new year. Burn Your Fire For No Witness is due for release on February 18th through the ever-impressive Jagjaguwar label. Angel Olsen has also released a track for public consumption in the shape of “Forgiven/Forgotten,” which is available for your listening pleasure below. The sound marks a real shift away from the fragile instrumentation of Half Way Home, and I, for one, am very excited to see how this is going to play out in album length.

Burn Your Fire For No Witness Tracklist:

1. Unfucktheworld
2. Forgiven/ Forgotten
3. Hi-Five
4. White Fire
5. High & Wild
6. Lights Out
7. Stars
8. Iota
9. Dance Slow Decades
10. Enemy
11. Windows

If that isn’t enough, Angel Olsen has also announced a slew of tour dates, a list that includes a date at the Echoplex on March 2nd. Ticket for that are available now, and as stated above, you need no further recommendation from us here at the LAmb to get yourself there.

Angel Olsen Tour Dates:

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

For more info:

Angel Olsen