Singer/songwriter Angel Olsen will be stopping at the First Ave Mainroom on Tuesday, Nov 12th. She is out supporting her 5th and most powerful album to date, All Mirrors. Opening for Olsen on this leg of the tour will be multi-instrumentalist Vagabon. Get tickets HERE
How do you best describe Angel Olsen? From the lo-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock ‘n’ roll bursting from 2016’s beloved and acclaimed My Woman, Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Impossible to pin down, Olsen 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 is a collection of Olsen’s work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. “Fly On Your Wall,” previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser Our First 100 Days opens Phases, 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 release of Phases comes at the ideal time, a quiet extension of what has been a monumental whirlwind of a year for Olsen. My Woman, one of 2016’s most universally extolled albums, catapulted Olsen, an already revered songwriter, into a larger, beaming spotlight. The record made regular appearances on year-end Top 10 lists in Pitchfork, Time, American Songwriter, Esquire, Newsweek, amongst other publications. My Woman also beat out releases from Radiohead, Run the Jewels, and Bon Iver to be voted Album of the Year at the 2017 A2IM Libera Awards.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
11/08 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
11/09 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
11/10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/13 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
11/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/15 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/16 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/18 – Montreal, QC @ mTelus
11/19 – Boston, MA @ Royale
11/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel