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Ethel Cain drops debut album ‘Preacher’s Daughter’—listen

On 'Preacher's Daughter,' Ethel Cain reckons with her relationships with love, violence and religion, as well as the ways the three intersect.

May 12, 2022
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Ethel Cain has released her debut album, Preacher’s Daughter, via Daughters of Cain. Check it out below.

Preacher’s Daughter is an evocative, cohesive project. At times, Cain leaves all of herself in the album’s powerful choruses. Other times, she creates sonic hallways almost too familiar and painful to walk through.

Read more: Ethel Cain’s debut album will begin an intergenerational trilogy—interview

The album focuses on Cain’s relationship with her mother, herself and what it means to leave your home behind for good. On her journey, Cain reckons with her relationships with love, violence and religion, as well as the ways the three intersect.

The artist connected with Alternative Press earlier this year for issue #402, where she described her vision for the debut album.

“It’s pretty much just a classic American tale,” she explains. “A common theme that I like to write about is intergenerational trauma. Things that have been passed down through generations and how your parents’ or your grandparents’ actions can affect you. It’s very much about this lineage of women and how all their lives interconnect. Each album focuses on a different woman. I want to explore how your actions affect others and the relationship between a mother and her child and how things come full circle.”

Rock Night Out is also hosting a free album listening party with Cain May 16, which includes a special Q&A with Alternative Press. You can find information here.

Additionally, Cain has announced new West Coast dates on her Freezer Bride tour. Get tickets here, and look below for tour dates.

Ethel Cain 2022 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
08/05 — Denver, CO @ Vortex Fest
08/20 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos
08/21 — Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
08/22 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
08/25 — San Francisco @ The Independent
08/27 — Los Angeles, CA @ This Ain’t No Picnic
08/28 — San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s (Here & There)
08/30 — Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
09/01 — Austin, TX — ACL Live @ Moody Theatre (Here & There)
09/02 — Dallas, TX @ Ruins
09/06 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
09/07 — Nashville, TN @ Basement East
09/09 — NYC @ Bowery Ballroom

Written by Kwase Lane