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Listen to Two New Songs By Angel Olsen,… My Next Favorite Songwriter?

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You know how it works sometimes, you watch some random video you have seen on some random music blog, and wow, you love it right away, the tempo, the voice, the music, you love everything. I had never heard of Angel Olsen but her sort-of-country rocking songs sound terrific.

Listen to “HI-FIVE below, her voice may remind you something old, half Roy Orbison half Loretta Lynn, tremolo-ing like some authentic and intimate entity, while the guitars vibrate and make your head spin like this disco ball… ‘Are you lonely too?’ she sings, ‘High five – so am I’… may be the video will give you a complete new perspective on the so-called dance floor number.

Her voice sounds more like a dark corner of the 60s girl-groups in ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’, but the song wants to eat you alive and empower you,… it’s fully alive, rocking and ferocious, and well, the somewhat angry tone does something to me for some mysterious and hard-to-catch reasons. May be this faceless scribbled guy in the video is one of the reasons.

The Missouri-born songwriter is not exactly a new comer, she has released her debut full-length album ‘Half Way Home’ in 2012 – which was apparently much more acoustic-folk compared to these two new songs – and her second album ‘Burn your fire for no witness’ will be out February 18th via Jagjaguwar.

Plus Angel Olsen has some tour dates, so try to catch her if you like these songs!

February 18 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
February 20 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
February 22 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
February 23 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club
February 24 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
February 25 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
March 1 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
March 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
March 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
March 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
March 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
March 7 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
March 8 – Moscow, ID @ Mikey’s Gyros
March 10 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
March 23 – Manchester, U.K. @ Soup Kitchen
March 25 – London, U.K. @ Dingwalls
March 26 – Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde [LFSM Festival]
March 27 – Amiens, France @ La Lune des Pirates [LFSM Festival]
March 28 – Koeln, Germany @ King George
March 29 – Berlin, Germany @ Hau 1
March 30 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
March 31 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Scandic Grand Central
April 1 – Oslo, Norway @ Cafe Mono
April 2 – Goteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik
April 3 – Hamburg, Germany @ Haus 73 / Kleiner Donner
April 4 – Leuven, Belgium @ Stuk
April 5 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique
April 6 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

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