Angel Olsen

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She was great at Pitchfork this year - really enjoyed her and her band - ace playing and stage presence.

BlackIronPrison, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 19:30 (one year ago) Permalink

ACL taping live stream happening now - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqzc3lBfJHc

Don't know if they leave it up after the stream ends.

El Tuomasbot (milo z), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 02:15 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

More of a technical question (asking for a friend) but does anyone know what set-up her band uses to get the bass tone on Burn Your Fire

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 1 September 2017 22:35 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQz9OG67wRw

classic track

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

new b-sides album then soon? cool

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

she is so good

marcos, Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Love that cover.

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I always sense of bunch of off-putting irony and cutesiness in her stuff, which others don't seem to hear

rip van wanko, Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

projection?
that's a really cool cover.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yea i really don't get much irony at all from her music, certainly not cutesiness

marcos, Friday, 13 October 2017 13:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it is the opposite for me, there is a sincerity to her lyrics and vocals that i really like

marcos, Friday, 13 October 2017 13:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i listened to "heart-shaped face" and "sister" this morning, those lyrics about change in each of them i just love

"i've seen you changing / i've seen you aging"

"all my life i thought i'd change ... all my life i thought i'd change"

marcos, Friday, 13 October 2017 13:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I read the MY WOMAN lyrics start to finish to see if I could find the irony I thought I heard, and there's not a bit. They read like a lost mid-80s Debbie Gibson record. That is until you get to Sister and it's like, whoa.

rip van wanko, Friday, 13 October 2017 14:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

there's a continuity to her lyrics thematically over the last two records, burn yr fire felt focused on lost love and all the regret involved, whereas the new one is reconciliation with that.

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 13 October 2017 15:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

This is haunting stuff:
https://youtu.be/icA5u-IOBEM

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 14 October 2017 05:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i can't stop listening to my woman. i've been playing a lot of her older stuff too but it seems like such an immense artistic leap happened between the older records and this one

marcos, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Her band is so good on those long tracks like "Special" and "Sister" - it doesn't seem like the kind of music that demands three electric guitars but there's space for each of them to do something and the way they build tension is fantastic.

Listening to those two back to back makes me appreciate the rougher edges of "Special" even more.

louise ck (milo z), Monday, 30 October 2017 08:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

another song from the new collection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI_4c-LJ9Xc

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 08:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

live version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWTDDr-EYTM

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 08:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

"special"!

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 10 November 2017 02:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

Anyone into the new one?

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 12 November 2017 04:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

I was very taken by the cover art of the new one, so I gave it a spin last night and geeked out when I discovered there was a cover of "Tougher Than the Rest" on it.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 November 2017 04:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

ooh, tougher than the rest cover you say...

listening now, this is (at least from tttr onwards) very understated, like her first albums, she really has something very special about her that make these simple acoustic guitar songs spellbinding

niels, Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLvIOzIqljc

some of angel olsen's songs are just fucking incredible. i love the psychedelic guitar sounds on this one.

treeship 2, Sunday, 26 November 2017 05:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

love it

In a slipshod style (Ross), Sunday, 26 November 2017 05:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

"sister" off the last album is a song i play a lot and think about a lot. "All my life I thought I'd change"

treeship 2, Sunday, 26 November 2017 05:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Sweet dreams rules. Orbison-Chris Isaac vibe with some dirty rock n roll

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

I had never heard her Springsteen cover, not sure I like the alone in a laundry room vibe to it. Also, I think she changes a minor chord to a major chord, which really alters the mood dramatically for me.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

My current fave Angel Olsen track is 'The Waiting' off the first record. Glorious song.

cajunsunday, Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

Hey josh, alone in a laundry room is a good comparison. Ymmv but the latter half of the record is in that vein and a total bummer. First half is fairly solid tho

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Phases is good. I was wrong. Good record for unwinding.

done and dusted (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 06:10 (four months ago) Permalink


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