Tracks Of The Week: Angel Olsen, Working Men’s Club and more

Angel Olsen by Angela Ricciardi

Angel Olsen by Angela Ricciardi

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Angel Olsen has premiered the video for the title-track of her forthcoming Big Time album.

The promo has arrived with a statement from its director, Olsen’s regular collaborator Kimberly Stuckwisch:

“For Big Time, we set out to celebrate how humans identify and to subvert the old-fashioned gender binary and societal/internalized gender roles of the past through choreography, color, and wardrobe.”

Katy J Pearson has unveiled Game Of Cards from her second album Sound Of The Morning which will be released by Heavenly Recordings on July 8th.

“We hung out a lot together as I’d sing in his band, and he used to be part of the KJP ensemble,” Pearson continues. “I forgot about the song for a while, then rediscovered it and sent to Heavenly who liked the chorus but the verse wasn’t quite working.”

“I wanted to give it a chance so took it with me to the Dan Carey sessions where we assembled fresh verses – he really helped me work out where the song should go.”

Wilco’s new album Cruel Country will be a double affair comprising 21 tracks including today’s lead Falling Apart (Right Now).

“There have been elements of country music in everything we’ve ever done,” Jeff Tweedy says of the obvious twang to this single. “We’ve never been particularly comfortable with accepting that definition, the idea that I was making country music.

“But now, having been around the block a few times, we’re finding it exhilarating to free ourselves within the form, and embrace the simple limitation of calling the music we’re making country.”

Body Type have picked The Charm as the next preview of Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising.

“This track is about how women are held to higher standards than men in the music biz,” vocalist Sophie McComish says. “It’s harder for us to get away with being a bit shit or making mistakes.”

“Some guy once told us the ‘charm’ was gonna wear off if we didn’t get better at our instruments, that we had to do our 10,000 hours before we were worthy of the hype. This is our response.”

‘crushed.zip’ is the third track to be lifted from Superorganism’s second studio record World Wide Pop, due on July 15th.

“It’s a musical journey through the anxieties and isolation that can arise from being an artist, it’s ultimately delicious though,”, Harry says, while Orono Noguchi adds:

“I was thinking about Kanye and Elliott Smith a lot (which is most of the time). I wanted to do like a really depressing and personal song but with the most deliciously obnoxious pop packaging. Stuart Price’s production really elevated it to the next level.”

Working Men’s Club have shared their new Fear Fear single Circumference.

The follow-up to their self-titled debut – one of Live4ever’s top albums of 2020 – will see Syd Minsky-Sargeant moving on both physically and metaphorically from songs written in Todmorden during his mid-teens.

“The first album was mostly a personal documentation lyrically, this is a blur between personal and a third-person perspective of what was going on,” he explains.

With the finish line of a UK and European tour that’s been running since March now in sight, Bodega are already looking back on some unforgettable memories with their new video for How Can I Help Ya?.

“How Can I Help Ya? was the last track I wrote for the album after all the other tracks had been recorded,” Hozie explains of the Broken Equipment track.

“I felt like the cinema of the record was missing a certain kind of scene: one where I could give myself and the broken world the benefit of the doubt. We have it start the b-side of the vinyl which is very different than the a-side.”

Beabadoobee has made See You Soon the second single from her new album Beatopia, which will be released on July 15th.

“I wrote it during a time where I was away a lot and making a lot of mistakes and doing a lot of things to help me figure a lot of stuff out,” she says.

“And I feel like I found the importance of doing that really; it was therapeutic because it made me appreciate everything around me so much more. Being away and being by myself with my own thoughts, it was kind of like a punch in the face.”

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