Angel Olsen, touring in anticipation of the release of her latest recording Phases, will be stopping in Minneapolis on October 2nd.
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.
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Sep 29 Lincoln Calling Lincoln, NE
Sep 30 Codfish Hollow Barnstormers Maquoketa, IA
Oct 01 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
Oct 02 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Oct 04 The Pageant St Louis, MO
Oct 17 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Oct 18 Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University San Diego, CA
Oct 20 The Forum Inglewood, CA
Oct 21 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Oct 23 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 18 Corona Capital Ciudad De México, Mexico
Nov 28 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
Nov 29 Town Hall New York, NY
Nov 30 Town Hall New York, NY
Dec 01 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Dec 02 State Theatre Portland, ME
Dec 04 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
Dec 05 Théâtre Rialto Montreal, Canada
Dec 06 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Canada
Dec 07 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Canada
Dec 08 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
Dec 09 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
Dec 10 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY
Dec 12 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Dec 13 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Dec 14 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Dec 16 Orange Peel Asheville, NC