ANGEL OLSEN

Very often, the move from containment to connection is a difficult one. After all, there's a lot at stake – one's sense of self, most importantly – but sometimes, it comes naturally and easily. For Missouri-born, singer-songwriter and guitarist Angel Olsen, the recording of her second album was a relaxed and enjoyable process, despite the fact that she was working on her own, highly personal material in creative collaboration for the first time, with musicians she'd been playing with for barely six months. That the three are now a band proper says much about not only their talent, but also the singer's desire to push her extraordinarily compelling songs into new territory and watch them develop.

WATCH // Angel Olsen Shares New “Hi-Five” Video, ‘Burn Your Fire for No Witness’ Out 2/18

We’re extremely excited for Angel Olsen‘s new album out February 18th, and as another teaser for the release, she has shared a new video for “Hi-Five” directed/filmed by Angel’s constant collaborator, Zia Anger. Watch Angel steal your heart and ours once again above or on our YouTube page here.

On the style of the video, director Anger says she was inspired by 1960s and 1970s telecasts:

They were always so wild and psychedelic and humorous from afar. The more you watch them, the more wooden and awkward the performances become. There is a certain loneliness captured. The song ‘Hi-Five’ seems to contain the same sort of duality.

If you missed it, see more of Angel in her recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Session or her teaser for her full La Blogothèque session on YouTube here.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Click read more to see Angel’s upcoming US and European tour dates and ticket links.
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WATCH // Preview Angel Olsen’s La Blogothèque Session With ‘Enemy’ Live Video, Full Session Out February 10th

Today La Blogothèque previewed Angel Olsen‘s full session coming February 10th with a short teaser. We see Angel armed with electric guitar and mini amp playing ‘Enemy’ to a spellbound audience in a small apartment.

Watch it above or on YouTube here. If you missed it, see more of Angel in her recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Session.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

See Angel on tour with ticket links here.

TOUR DATES:

2/18/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
2/20/14 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
2/22/14 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
2/23/14 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club
2/24/14 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2/25/14 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/1/14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/2/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
3/3/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/5/14 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/6/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
3/7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
3/8/14 – Moscow, ID @ Mikey’s Gyros
3/10/14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

WATCH // NPR Music Shares Angel Olsen’s Tiny Desk Concert Session, New Album Out 2/18

Watch Angel Olsen play stripped-down versions of four songs from new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. See and hear solo versions of “Unfucktheworld”, “lota”, “Enemy”, and “White Fire” above or on NPR’s website or YouTube page.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

See Angel on tour with ticket links here.

TOUR DATES:

2/18/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
2/20/14 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
2/22/14 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
2/23/14 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club
2/24/14 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2/25/14 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/1/14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/2/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
3/3/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/5/14 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/6/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
3/7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
3/8/14 – Moscow, ID @ Mikey’s Gyros
3/10/14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

LISTEN // WSJ Speakeasy Premieres Angel Olsen’s Second Single “Hi-Five”, New Album Out February 18th

Earlier today WSJ Speakeasy premiered a new singleHi-Five” by Angel Olsen from her upcoming release, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. On the track, Angel explained, “To lay it out simply: ‘Hi-Five’ could very well be a song about acquiring a little belief, a little trust, despite a lonely attitude. In fact, we are all lonely sometimes — it’s not unnatural, it’s not unfamiliar, it’s not a pity. Sometimes it’s good to remind a friend of that.” With those thoughts in mind listen to the second single above with visuals by constant collaborator Zia Anger or on our Soundcloud / YouTube channel.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or Jagjaguwar.

Click read more to see all of Angel’s upcoming tour dates for North America in February and then new European dates starting late March.
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