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Anna Tivel Shares “The Dial” via FLOOD Magazine Ahead of New Album ‘Outsiders’ Out Aug 19

On Tour Throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe this Summer/Fall New Fall U.S. Dates Announced: Portland, Seattle, Nashville, Charlotte, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and more

(August 2, 2022) — Portland, Oregon’s Anna Tivel is set to release her highly anticipated new album Outsiders on August 19 via Mama Bird Recording Co. (Damien Jurado, Courtney Marie Andrews, Haley Heynderickx, Myriam Gendron). Recorded almost entirely live to tape in Rock Island, IL, the 11-track set is a collaborative exploration from the same vibrant group of friends who helped craft Tivel’s acclaimed record, The Question — heralded by NPR Music as “One Of The Most Ambitious Folk Records of 2019” — including producer & multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard and engineer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens). Outsiders is available for pre-order now at Bandcamp.

The album’s third and final single ahead of release “The Dial” is a “Southern rock song with an industrial, alt-rock tinge” arriving today via a premiere at FLOOD Magazine, which notes, “[Tivel’s latest single] is a boot-stomping reminder that somebody’s curbside trash is another’s inspirational treasure. Alongside rubbery, reverb-effected guitar and shuffling percussion, Tivel sings about going backward. That sentiment extends to feeling down on her luck and retreating to the side of the road only to find a token of good fortune.” Tivel offers,
“I wrote ‘The Dial’ on the back of a gas receipt on a long drive from Utah to Colorado. A car in front of me threw some trash out the window and when I got closer it turned out one of the items was a little dreamcatcher. I was at the tail end of a long tour, just feeling kind of raw and doubtful and it made me feel like throwing up my hands and laughing. Driving all over the place playing songs about my feelings for strangers is serious business to me, a deep devotion and a privilege. And it’s also sometimes totally nuts, like some hilarious simulation where you keep finding yourself peeing through a funnel drilled in the floor of a shitty van outside the place where you just poured your heart out in front of three drunk people who kept asking the bartender to turn the tv back on. I’m glad both things exist, the expansive and the humbling, and I’ll never toss my dreamcatcher.”
Of the forthcoming record, Tivel adds,
“Outsiders is a meditation on otherness, a deep dive into the myriad forces that keep us from connecting in real ways and a celebration of the ones that draw us together. From space exploration to schizophrenia, power imbalance to potent honesty in an old van, these songs are meant as a small prayer of recognition for loneliness and love, and all the ways we try and fail and try again to see each other clearly and let ourselves be seen.”
Tivel recently shared album single “Black Umbrella” which elicited favorable comparisons to work by labelmate Haley Heynderickx, Ontario art-folk band The Acorn, and even Bob Dylan and Joan Baez (For The Rabbits). Folk Alley previously premiered the album’s title track, saying, “The songs that come from Anna Tivel are always thoughtful and emotionally intelligent. There’s a lightness to them—possibly due to the airiness of her vocals, but also the sparse poetry of her lyrics and the way she fills in music around them. Rather than saturate her soundscapes, she offers just enough of a pillow for the songs to jump and land.” The track has since been shared by The Bluegrass SituationGlide MagazineFolk Radio UKAmericanaUKOPBWXPN, and more, with the latter praising, “Tivel is building her name across the U.S. and beyond with her beautifully haunting, intimate albums.”
Tivel is currently touring throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe with new headlining U.S. fall dates recently announced. See below for full tour details.
Outsiders Tracklisting:
1. Outsiders
2. Black Umbrella
3. Astrovan
4. Heroes
5. Two Dark Horses
6. Royal Blue
7. Ruins
8. The Dial
9. Invisible Man
10. The Basement
11. The Bell

Anna Tivel On Tour:

Aug 2 – Asylum for Art – Calgary, AB
Aug 3 – The Red Hart – Red Deer, AB
Aug 4 – Edmonton Folk Festival – Edmonton, AB
Aug 9 – Skyhouse Sessions – Kelowna, BC
Aug 10 – The Wise – Vancouver, BC
Aug 11 – Miller’s – Carnation, WA
Aug 15 – Himlavalvet – Stockholm, SE
Aug 16 – Ettans Pub – Mariehamn, FI
Aug 18 – Kulturkvarteret – Örebro, SE
Aug 19 – Rootsy Summer Fest – Falkenberg, SE
Aug 20 – Österlän Americana Festival – Löderup, SE
Aug 21 – The Never-Ending Mind-Expanding Coconut Experience Musikkfestival – Halden, NO
Aug 25 – Tønder Festival – Tønder, DK
Aug 26 – Greenbelt Festival – Kettering, UK
Aug 30 – Gullivers – Manchester, UK*
Sept 1 – The Wight Bear – Bournemouth, UK*
Sept 2 – St. Matthias Church – London, UK*
Sept 4 – Luxor Live – Arnhem, NL*
Sept 5 – Muziekgebouw Eindhoven – Eindhoven, NL*
Oct 6 – The Basement – Nashville, TN^
Oct 8 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC^
Oct 9 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC^
Oct 11 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC^
Oct 12 – Bourgie Nights – Wilmington, NC^
Oct 13 – Blue Jay Listening Room – Jacksonville, FL^
Oct 14 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA^
Oct 15 – Hernando’s Hideaway – Memphis, TN^
Oct 20 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR+
Oct 21 – Ballard Homestead –  Seattle, WA+
Nov 3 – Icehouse – Minneapolis, MN~
Nov 4 – The Bur Oak – Madison, WI~
Nov 5 – Cafe Carpe – Fort Atkinson, WI~
Nov 6 – Golden Dagger – Chicago, IL~
Nov 7 – Three Three Five – Green Bay, WI~
Nov 8 – The Back Room @ Colectivo – Milwaukee, WI~
Nov 9 – The Robin Theatre – Lansing, MI~
Nov 10 – 20 Front Street – Lake Orion, MI~
Nov 13 – xBk Live – Des Moines, IA~*appearing with Jeffrey Martin
^with special guest Lou Hazel
+with special guest Kassi Valazza
~with special guest Christopher Porterfield
GGM Staff


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