9/21/2017

Angel Olsen Announces ‘Phases’ AN ODDS & SODS LP FOR THE AGES


Angel Olsen Announces ‘Phases’
AN ODDS & SODS LP FOR THE AGES


collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos from the past several years, including a number 
of never-before released tracks. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases is a deep-dive 
for longtime fans and a fitting introduction to Olsen’s sprawling sonics for the uninitiated 
few.
From the lo-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, 
polished rock ‘n’ roll bursting from last year’s beloved and acclaimed MY WOMAN
which won The A2IM Libera Awards’ Album of the Year, Olsen has refused to 
succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Impossible to pin down, she navigates 
the world with her remarkable, symphonic voice and a propensity for narrative, her 
music growing into whatever shape best fits to tell the story.
Phases opens with “Fly On Your Wall,” previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only 
Our First 100 Days fundraiser, before seamlessly slipping into “Special,” a brand new 
song from the MY WOMAN recording sessions. Both “How Many Disasters” and 
Sans” are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, 
leaning heavily on Olsen’s arresting croon and lonesome guitar. The B-sides compilation 
is both a testament to Olsen’s enormous musical range and a tidy compilation of tracks 
that have previously been elusive in one way or another.
Pre-order Phases –

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