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Ethel Cain shares “American Teenager,” announces new tour dates

Cain's debut album ‘Preacher's Daughter’ is out May 12.

April 21, 2022
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Ethel Cain has shared new single “American Teenager.” The track is the final single to be released ahead of her debut album, Preacher’s Daughter, out May 12.

“American Teenager” follows “Gibson Girl” and “Strangers.” The track acts as the starting point for the Shady Grove protagonist.

Read more: Ethel Cain releases “Strangers” ahead of debut album ‘Preacher’s Daughter’—listen

“Growing up, I was surrounded by visions of Nascar, rock ’n’ roll and being the one who would change everything,” Cain says in a press release. “They make you think it’s all achievable and that if nothing else, you should at least die trying. What they don’t tell you is that you need your neighbor more than your country needs you. I wrote this song as an expression of my frustration with all the things the ‘American Teenager’ is supposed to be but never had any real chance of becoming.”

In addition, Cain has announced new East Coast tour dates. Tickets go on sale April 22 at 10 a.m. local time here.

Watch the visualizer for “American Teenager” below.

[Photo courtesy of Ethel Cain]

Preacher’s Daughter tracklisting

1. “Family Tree (Intro)”
2. “American Teenager”
3. “A House in Nebraska”
4. “Western Nights”
5. “Family Tree”
6. “Hard Times”
7. “Thoroughfare”
8. “Gibson Girl”
9. “Ptolemaea”
10. “August Underground”
12. “Televangelism”
13. “Sun Bleached Flies”
14. “Strangers”

[Photo courtesy of Ethel Cain]

Ethel Cain tour dates

07/14 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
07/18 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
07/19 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
07/20 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz PDB
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall|
07/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
07/24 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
07/27 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
07/28 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
07/30 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
07/31 – Tallahassee, FL @ 926 Bar

Written by Taylor Linzinmeir