Last night, Angel Olsen returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to play “All the Good Times,” a standout off of her new album, Big Time, out now via Jagjaguwar.
in addition to her full band. It captures the smoldering melodrama of Big Time, and neatly leads into the final shows of The Wild Hearts Tour with Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker. View FEMMUSIC’s photos of the tour here.
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
Sat. Sept. 17 – Nashville, TN @ Americana Music Fest
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 ^
Fri. Oct. 21 – Manchester , UK @ Albert Hall ^
Sat. Oct. 22 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall ^
Mon. Oct 24 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street ^
* = The Wild Hearts Tour co-headline with Sharon Van Etten, & Julien Baker
Today Julien Baker has released a new EP B-Sides, via Matador Records. Intimate and emotional, the 3 never-before-heard songs were taken from the recording sessions for her critically heralded third full-length Little Oblivions.
Tonight Baker kicks off The Wild Hearts Tour, an epic run of co-headlining dates alongside Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen. The tour sees these three legendary songwriters playing across North America the rest of this month through to August 26. The tour includes multiple night stands at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre and New York City’s Central Park Summerstage. It consists of mostly outdoor venues, with the exception of the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Massey Hall in Toronto. Each artist will play with their own respective band. Tickets are on sale now, and special guest Quinn Christopherson will support on most dates. Additionally, The Wild Hearts Tour has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support people rebuilding their lives after incarceration. All dates are listed below.
JULIEN BAKER – THE WILD HEARTS – TOUR DATES:
Jul. 21 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts *
Jul. 22 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *
Jul. 23 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Jul. 25 – Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater *
Jul. 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
Jul. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
Jul. 30 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre *
Aug. 02 – Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre *
Aug. 03 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park *
Aug. 05 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden *
Aug. 06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Gallivan Center *
Aug. 07 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *
Aug. 09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field
Aug. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Salt Shed *
Aug. 11 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Aug. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Aug. 15 – Shelburne, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum *
Aug. 16 – LaFayette, NY @ Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
Aug. 18 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *
Aug. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann *
Aug. 20 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage *
Aug. 21 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage *
Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker announce The Wild Hearts Tour, an epic co-headlining tour that sees these three legendary songwriters, all known for their incredible, cathartic live performances, playing across North America this July and August. The tour consists of mostly outdoor venues, with the exception of the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Massey Hall in Toronto. Each artist will play with their own respective band. Tickets are on sale this Friday, January 14th at 10am local time, and special guest Spencer. will support on all dates.
“I’m so thrilled to be traveling and playing music alongside Spencer., Julien Baker and Sharon Van Etten. It’s truly a dream, something to hold and share collaboratively as we get out from under the last few years. I know for fans it’s something different and special too, and for me, it’s sort of like a caravan summer camp-a chance to get to know other artists in a deeper way and talk about music and life and how it affects us all as we move forward. Most of all, I am excited to sing live again, in an open and real way, both alone and together with my tourmates.”
– Angel Olsen
“Sharon and Angel are artists that I have genuinely admired for many years and whose music has honestly informed much of my own writing and music making, and I’m thrilled to be sharing a stage with them every night. I think after interacting with their recorded work separately so much, it will be special to get to learn from them as we share the space of performance.”
– Julien Baker
“Our aim is to strengthen our respective communities and promote camaraderie in the music world in a safe and enjoyable environment while supporting, A New Way Of Life, an organization that we feel is making genuine impact for the underserved. We have carefully chosen the venues we think will deliver the best experience for us and our fans. I look up to Angel and have the deepest admiration for Julien and Spencer.. It is an honor, to say the least, to be able to share the stage with such talent on a tour across North America.”
– Sharon Van Etten
Last year saw Van Etten and Olsen collaborating on “Like I Used To,” a true knockout and one of 2021’s best songs. Additionally, Baker released Little Oblivions, one of 2021’s most praised albums.
The Wild Hearts Tour has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support people rebuilding their lives after incarceration.
The Wild Hearts Tour Dates
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 *
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 @ TBA *
Sun. Aug. 7 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *
Tue. Aug. 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Wed. Aug 10 – Chicago, IL @ TBA *
Thu. Aug. 11 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
Fri. Aug. 12 – 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 *
Sun. Aug. 21 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
“We met Julien for the first time in 2019 at a show we played in Nashville. She introduced herself (as if we didn’t already know who she was) and I tried to not show how nervous I was! About half a year into 2020 quarantine I worked up the nerve to ask if she wanted to feature on a song from the album we were working on. She said yes, and I was seriously over the moon. She recorded her parts in Tennessee and we talked virtually. Her harmonies reinvigorated the song completely: she added lightness, openness, but also depth and complexity. It’s incredibly cool that she put so much care into those parts
After a relationship ended I would become obsessed with remembering every detail of the painful moments. I realized later that I don’t have to know what I was wearing or what song was playing to know that I was hurt deeply. I think “on high” means seeing someone as literally above you, better and cooler and more put together. I imagine it like paintings of angels, a halo of white light around a person to differentiate them from the laymen. I do love Neil Young, but in this case he represents a person, a time, a place.” – vocalist/guitarist Spencer Peppet
About the video:
“We were inspired by a lot of things for this video, from Twin Peaks to Joan of Arc. I’ve had the photo of Lorde by Perou, the Fiona Apple photo by Joe McNally, and Zendaya’s 2018 Met Gala look saved on moodboards for years, and Jo has been obsessed with Joan of Arc for equally as long. We wanted to play with the idea of literally putting one’s guard up and letting it down, visually contrasted through the full armor and the lacy dress (though still with the sword). Jo specifically wanted to call back to the deep shadows of Renaissance paintings and 40’s noir films.The natural setting next to the bright neon lights added a tension that we felt matched the build of the song. We shot at the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, The Lodge KY, and the Valley View nature preserve with our DP Alex Halstead, who we’ve worked with previously on “Moon Like Sour Candy” and the feature film Hell Is Empty.”
Bachelor—the collaborative project of Palehound’s Ellen Kempner and Jay Som’s Melina Duterte—release their highly-anticipated debut album, Doomin’ Sun, via Polyvinyl Record Co., Lucky Number and Milk! Records today! With an ominous eye to extreme fandom, the duo has also released their new “Back Of My Hand” video, directed by Ellen Kempner.
The band shares: “For the “Back Of My Hand” video, we wanted more than anything to make something fun given the limited time and options available due to the current pandemic. Ultimately deciding to put Ellen in the director’s chair as well as film at her home with a skeleton crew. Our final single is about the dark side of fandom and we wanted to exaggerate that as much as possible in our video concept. When it came to choosing an artist to obsess over we quickly chose Harry Styles as we both are truly big fans!”
To celebrate the album release they have also announced Doomin’ Sun Fest, a massive, free/donation-based livestream festival + telethon to benefit and uplift Seeding Sovereignty. The festival will take place on June 10 starting at 6pm ET., and features the likes of Tegan & Sara, Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Gibbard, Sylvan Esso, Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief), Jeff Tweedy, Japanese Breakfast, Julien Baker, Tank And The Bangas and more.
Bachelor—the collaborative project of Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner—will release its debut album Doomin’ Sun on May 28th via Polyvinyl Record Co. (North America), Lucky Number (ROW) and Milk! Records (AUS/NZ). To celebrate the album release they have also announced Doomin’ Sun Fest, a massive livestream festival / telethon to benefit and uplift Seeding Sovereignty. The festival will take place on June 10 starting at 6pm ET., and will be followed by a virtual afterparty inside the 3D social game Hotel Hideaway.
Created as a chance to gather for “Community, Compassion, Climate, and Celebration,” Doomin’ Sun Fest will be FREE to attend, but donations to Seeding Sovereignty will be highly encouraged. The organization is an Indigenous-led collective working to radicalize and disrupt colonized spaces through land, body, and food sovereignty work, community building, and cultural preservation.
Melina & Ellen will live-host Doomin’ Sun Fest, which will culminate in the first ever Bachelor concert, shot and directed by Haoyan Of America with designer Richie Brown, powered by HIFI Labs. “Basically we just wanna have fun celebrating our album release, raise funds for Seeding Sovereignty, and get people excited about donating and opening their hearts to themes of the fest – the “4 C’s” as we call them – that are driving this endeavor,” note Ellen and Melina.
Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief
Alexis from Sleigh Bells w/ Young Women Who Crush
Alynda Segarra (Hurray For The Riff Raff)
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Jessi Frick of Father Daughter Records
Jose James + Taali
Kero Kero Bonito
KR from Decolonize UnConference
Tank & the Bangas
Tegan and Sara
“Maybe it’s a trite or well-trod topic, but ‘Heatwave’ is really just about being confronted with how much time I spend worrying about things that are trivial. I was stuck in traffic because a car had randomly combusted, and it made me feel so stupid for being concerned with the things I had been anxious about earlier that day. It was just such a poignant thing, an event that communicated a lot of complex things in a single image. So I wrote a song about it. I know I’m not the first person to witness an atrocity and consider my own mortality or life’s fragility because of it, but that truly was my experience. Theoretically the lesson or symbolism to be interpreted there is that life is precious and it’s not worth it to give your time and energy to negative thoughts, but jesus, how could you be a person alive on earth right now and not have negative thoughts? It’s certainly less romantic to say that the consideration of life’s fragility made me feel relieved at my own inconsequence, but it’s true; it is comforting to think of the minuscule role everyone plays in the human drama, to realize we have more choice about what we give power over us than we maybe thought.”
Baker’s new album Little Oblivions is out this Friday, February 26 on Matador Records.
Julien Baker is releasing her 3rd studio album Little Oblivions in February. Today she has the first single “Faith Healer.”
She says, “Put most simply, I think that ‘Faith Healer’ is a song about vices, both the obvious and the more insidious ways that they show up in the human experience. I started writing this song 2 years ago and it began as a very literal examination of addiction. For awhile, I only had the first verse, which is just a really candid confrontation of the cognitive dissonance a person who struggles with substance abuse can feel– the overwhelming evidence that this substance is harming you, and the counterintuitive but very real craving for the relief it provides. When I revisited the song I started thinking about the parallels between the escapism of substance abuse and the other various means of escapism that had occupied a similar, if less easily identifiable, space in my psyche.
“There are so many channels and behaviors that we use to placate discomfort unhealthily which exist outside the formal definition of addiction. I (and so many other people) are willing to believe whomever– a political pundit, a preacher, a drug dealer, an energy healer– when they promise healing, and how that willingness, however genuine, might actually impede healing.”