August 4th, 2022

Okay Kaya

Okay Kaya announces her world-building new album, SAP, with a trippy, collaborative video, made by Kaya Wilkins and renowned visual artist Austin Lee, for its extraordinary lead single “Spinal Tap.”

SAP, which was entirely written, performed, engineered, and produced by Wilkins, is a dynamic new body of work, adding to her celebrated 2020 and 2021 releases. The album is due November 4th on Jagjaguwar.

The video manifests a world of sticky-membraned creatures reminiscent of the characters in old Gumby cartoons, but wet and glistening. “My writing process often begins with images in lieu of words. What if you’re tree-juice? How far along the stem do you have to ride before you get away from your parents and realize you’re the tear of this person and the blood of this person?” Kaya says. “I see a vision in my mind’s eye and take it from there. Austin has such a profound visual sensibility. Together, we translated many of my drawings. They became a wonderful invitation into his world. We developed this mascot, SAP, an alternate version of self.”

“Spinal Tap” came about from Kaya wandering in Berlin, tree-touching instead of sleeping. “Sometimes I need very scientific black and white explanations of bodily functions that I need to remember to do, like sleep. It’s a cantilever for my sappiness. SAP is an image abstract enough for me to fit my funny little life into. One might even say it ‘resinates.’” she jokes. “I wrote ‘Spinal Tap’ because you may have believed your brain as an impermeable slate and your dreams as strictly food for Freudian thought but according to a science.org article from 2019 on CSF fluid, “large oscillations of fluid inflow to the brain appeared during sleep and were tightly coupled to functional magnetic resonance imaging signals and entrained to electroencephalogram slow waves. Slow oscillatory neuronal activity thus leads to oscillations in blood volume, drawing cerebrospinal fluid into and out of the brain.’”

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July 13th, 2022

Gordi – the project of LA-via-Sydney artist Sophie Payten – shares “Inhuman” from her new EP, Inhuman, out August 19th on Jagjaguwar.

“When I wrote ‘Inhuman,’ I was thinking about the blackened roadsides on my drive from Sydney to Lismore in 2019,” explains Payten. “I had to turn back halfway because the fires were too out of control. I was supposed to start work in Lismore Hospital on the Monday where I would meet countless patients who couldn’t be discharged because their homes had been destroyed. Hearing one story after the next made me numb, and being numb to that sort of tragedy feels like forgetting to be human.” Until earlier this year, Payten continued working as a doctor, assisting with under-staffed local hospitals in Melbourne and regional Australia during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the accompanying video for “Inhuman” by Triana Hernandez. Payten envisioned escaping the inescapable. “I pictured a giant red lobster – stalking me until eventually I couldn’t ignore it anymore.”

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May 18th, 2022

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen will release her new album, Big Time, on June 3rd via Jagjaguwar. Ahead of its release, she’s presented gorgeous singles, “All The Good Times” and the album’s title track, and today unveils the album’s centerpiece “Through The Fires.”

“‘Through The Fires’ is the centerpiece statement of this record. It’s a song I wrote to remind myself that this life is temporary, the past is not something to dwell on, that it’s important to keep moving, keep searching for the people that are also searching, and to notice the moments that are lighter and bigger than whatever trouble I’ve encountered.”

– Angel Olsen on “Through The Fires”

ngel Olsen Tour Dates

Tue. May 17 – London, UK  @ Screen On The Green (Film Screening and Solo Performance) – SOLD OUT

Wed. Jun. 1 – Los Angeles, Ca @ GRAMMY ® Museum (Film Screening and Solo Performance)

Thu. Jun. 2 – Los Angeles, Ca @ Brain Dead Studios (Film Screening and Solo Performance) – SOLD OUT

Thu. Jul. 21 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Center For the Performing Arts *

Fri. Jul. 22 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *

Sat. Jul. 23 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *

Mon. Jul. 25 – Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater *

Thu. Jul. 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *

Fri. Jul. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *

Sat. Jul 30 – Berkeley, Ca @ Greek Theatre *

Tu. Aug. 2 – Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater *

Wed. Aug. 3 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater *

Fri. Aug. 5 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden *

Sat. Aug. 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series *

Sun. Aug. 7 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *

Tue. Aug. 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field *

Wed. Aug 10 – Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed *

Thu. Aug. 11 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Kalamazoo State Theatre * – SOLD OUT

Fri. Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *

Sat. Aug. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *

Mon. Aug. 15 – Shelburne, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum *

Tue. Aug. 16 – LaFayette, NY @ Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards *

Thu. Aug. 18 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *

Fri. Aug. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann *

Sat. Aug. 20 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage * – SOLD OUT

Sun. Aug. 21 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *

Sun. Sept. 4 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival

Sat. Sept. 10 – Abiquiu, NM @ Ladder To The Moon Festival

Mon. Sept. 26 – Lisbon, PT @ Capitólio ^

Tue. Sept. 27 – Lisbon, PT @Capitólio ^

Thu. Sept. 29 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera ^

Fri. Sep t. 30 – Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo ^

Sat. Oct. 1 – Lyon, FR @ L’ Epicerie Moderne ^

Sun. Oct. 2 – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten  ^

Tue. Oct. 4 – Munich, DE @ Freiheitshalle ^

Wed. Oct. 5 – Vienna, AT @ WUK ^

Thu. Oct. 6 – Warsaw, PL @ Palladium ^

Fri. Oct. 7 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys ^

Sun. Oct. 9 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns ^

Mon. Oct. 10 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller ^

Tue. Oct. 11 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA ^

Thu. Oct. 13 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria ^

Fri. Oct 14 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan  ^

Sat. Oct 15 – Leuven, BE @ Het Depot ^

Sun Oct 16 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso ^

Tue. Oct. 18 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton ^

Wed. Oct. 19 – Bath, UK @ The Forum ^

Thu. Oct. 20 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall ^

Fri. Oct. 21 – Manchester , UK @ Albert Hall ^

Mon. Oct 24 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street ^

 * = The Wild Hearts Tour co-headline with Sharon Van Etten, & Julien Baker

^ = with Tomberlin supporting

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