Angel Olsen

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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 (one year ago) Permalink

new b-sides album then soon? cool

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

she is so good

marcos, Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Love that cover.

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:03 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

projection?
that's a really cool cover.

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

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

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

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

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

"special"!

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

Anyone into the new one?

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

love it

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

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZFfyaS65tc

angel sings backing here, album debuted at 25 on alternative chart according to the comments :)

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:15 (one week ago) Permalink

i think sister is one of the best songs i've ever heard

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink

indeed

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:30 (one week ago) Permalink

i should listen to phases again. it didn't grip me like "my woman" but it's possible that's my fault. she's really brilliant.

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:38 (one week ago) Permalink

phases is a tough sell, i posted about it ad nauseam earlier so will try not to repeat myself but it dovetails in the second half into a real downer of a record - sparse, ragged acoustic and more like her earlier material. by the end of the album i was done with my hard liquor and felt like dying, it is a real bummer.

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:40 (one week ago) Permalink

interesting. she's one of those songwriters who really makes you feel what she wants you to feel so i can imagine if she wanted to she could really pummel her listeners with despair.

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:41 (one week ago) Permalink

totally! give it a second chance perhaps :)

also the first few tracks are fire so it may be unfair to expect the rest to follow suit, and it is a bsides collection as well.

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:43 (one week 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, February 8, 2018 4:32 PM (seven months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

great post

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 18:38 (one week ago) Permalink


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