Angel Olsen – My Woman

This may by the first and only time Angel Olsen draws a comparison to the Arctic Monkeys. However, “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” seems to be the shape-shifting front-woman’s new credo. Ever since the stark Appalachian folk of her solid 2012 debut Halfway Home, the Missouri native has sought to crush… Continue reading Angel Olsen – My Woman

Chivalrous Amoekons – Fanatic Voyage

Angel Olsen cut her teeth in Will Oldham’s band, and she was in tow for Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s 2012 Wolfroy Goes to Town tour. On the European leg, the sextet unleashed a full set of songs by the Mekons, the simpatico and long-running Leeds-by-way-of-Chicago alt-country anarchists. It’s a mutual admiration society – Mekon Jon Langford… Continue reading Chivalrous Amoekons – Fanatic Voyage

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

We seem to have entered a new golden era of female singer songwriters. Arguably launched by Sharon Van Etten in 2010 and unquestionably continued by the likes of Torres and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper last year, these voices have ignited a fresh spark in a potentially weather-worn genre. For 2014, add Angel Olsen’s name to… Continue reading Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness