Angel Olsen Tour and Music News

Angel Olsen gives social media premiere to new track Time Bandits

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 at 7:34am

Over in the UK, there’s a government encouraging those in the arts to retrain in cyber security.

Meanwhile, Angel Olsen is like the rest continuing through lockdown in the manner that all those in charge should be supporting – by keeping the creative juices flowing.

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Album Review: Angel Olsen – Whole New Mess

Posted on 08 Sep 2020 at 7:56am

Maybe a church is the best and worst place to write songs: if you’re saying a prayer they’re rarely heard, but if you’re making a confession then there’s just a chance you’ll pay down something that helps you find peace.

Angel Olsen recorded Whole New Mess in a converted church in the small town of Anacortes, Washington, with only engineer Michael Harris for company. Conceived as the heartbroken cousin to the theatrical, string laden All Mirrors which followed, in the process Olsen was both making demo material and mapping the wreckage of a relationship.

The St. Louis born singer had been releasing music for a decade, but All Mirrors had seemed to be a sort of full stop. This outing though comes laden with the suggestion that her output to-date has not so much been a natural progression as merely the next gas station on an unplanned emotional road trip.

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New Music Friday: Disclosure, Angel Olsen

Posted on 28 Aug 2020 at 5:09am

There’s fresh albums from Disclosure and Angel Olsen out today on New Music Friday – have a listen to both right here on Live4ever.

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Angel Olsen releases Waving, Smiling from upcoming Whole New Mess album

Posted on 19 Aug 2020 at 9:03am

Angel Olsen has released a new track which is set to feature on her Whole New Mess album, due for release on the 28th of this month.

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Angel Olsen announces new album Whole New Mess

Posted on 29 Jul 2020 at 6:43am

Angel Olsen has announced the release of a new album on August 28th.

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Angel Olsen releases Mark Ronson remix of New Love Cassette

Posted on 19 Jun 2020 at 6:41am

Angel Olsen has asked Mark Ronson to return to last year’s All Mirrors album – one of Live4ever’s top picks of 2019 – for a remix of its New Love Cassette track.

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Pixies, Dry Cleaning, Girl Band, Squid, Angel Olsen all confirmed for End Of The Road 2020

Posted on 22 Jan 2020 at 9:37am

Pixies, Big Thief, Little Simz, Dry Cleaning, Girl Band and Squid are some of the standout names on the very decent looking first list for End Of The Road 2020 which has been revealed today.

Live4ever’s Best Of 2019: The Albums

Posted on 03 Dec 2019 at 7:16am

Angel Olsen, Charlie XCX, Rex Orange County among latest new additions to Mad Cool 2020

Posted on 29 Nov 2019 at 10:54am

Mad Cool organisers have added yet more artists to the festival’s 2020 line-up.

Album Review: Angel Olsen – All Mirrors

Posted on 15 Oct 2019 at 8:31am

Confusion. Indecision. Fear of change. These more problematic elements of the human condition will likely be familiar to many at certain junctures of life.

Whether it’s moving to a new city to start afresh or picking up the pieces of a broken relationship, grappling with an internal dialogue about what the hell it all means and who you want to become once you reach the other side can be challenging, if not impossible, to articulate.

This hasn’t stopped Angel Olsen giving it her best shot on All Mirrors, her fourth LP and follow-up to 2016’s My Woman. My Woman saw Olsen continue her steady journey into the gaze of the mainstream with the help of breakout hit Shut Up Kiss Me, signalling a foray into a more direct alt-rock driven sound ahead of the previous explorations of contemplative folk.

If Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours expertly captured the tempestuous aftermath of embittered break-ups within the all-too-close-for-comfort confines of an L.A. studio, Olsen took a very different approach after the realisation, mid-tour, that her own relationship couldn’t be rectified. An isolated writing process ensued in the remote climes of Anacortes, Washington, as Olsen doubled-down on her bid to reconnect with her emotions in attempting to find answers within the depths of some of her darkest, most introspective and revealing songwriting to date.

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