Angel Olsen at KUTX 2.25.14

Pitchfork media calls singer-songwriter, Angel Olsen‘s voice “enchanting; it sounds like the result of a spell that called for Leonard Cohen’s blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie’s larynx, and a still-operational old-timey microphone emblazoned with radio call letters.” Her latest album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness (2014) is also spell-binding; while at times the ideas are obtuse, the listener can’t help but feel Olsen’s invited you to hear her inner-monologue. “I wish it were the same/As it is in my mind” she coos in “Enemy,” the second track on the record. The title, Burn Your Fire for No Witness is somewhat of a paradox, as the album seems to reflect Olsen’s inner-thoughts and feelings. On the one hand, Olsen seems complacent in entertaining her own ideas without needing to share them or have anyone agree, but on the other her audience is invited to witness this introspection. The album was produced by John Congleton (Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, The Walkmen, etc., etc.) who has managed to give it a polished, but unbridled and natural sound, the perfect landscape for Olsen to drift through her perpetual daydream while we sit by and quietly listen. The Chicago-based indie-folk artist and her band, Joshua Jaeger (drums) and Stewart Bronaugh (bass and guitar) joined us recently and played some tunes. Check it out RIGHT HERE!

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