Chicago's Fran (the project of Maria Jacobson) is releasing her debut album, A Private Picture, this Friday (11/15) via Fire Talk. We recently posted a few singles, and now you can stream the full album ahead of its rerlease. It's got some indie/folk/country crossover in the Angel Olsen/Big Thief/etc realm, some twee-ish indie pop in the classic Slumberland/Sarah Records realm, and more, and it saves its most ambitious song for last, ending with the seven+ minute orchestral chamber pop of "Desert Wanderer." It's a great record all around, and you can hear it below via Hype Machine.

Fran is on tour now, playing Boston tonight (11/13) and then Brooklyn's Alphaville on Thursday (11/14) with Lionlimb, Youbet, and Crosslegged (tickets). She was also just announced for SXSW 2020 today. All dates are listed below.

Fran -- 2019/2020 Tour Dates
11/13 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
11/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
11/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Anthorna Gallery
11/16 - Washington, DC @ 7 Drum Live
11/17 - Asheville, NC @ Beau Dome
11/18 - Athens, GA @ Flicker Bar
11/19 - Atlanta, GA @ DM
11/20 - Louisville, KY @ Kaiju
11/23 - Chicago, IL @ Hideout Inn
3/13-22 - Austin, TX @ SXSW