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Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’s… More »

Half Way Home, the 2012 album with which Angel Olsen built her name, was a great album, but its greatness was the sort that you can only really admire from a distance. Whether purposefully or as a byproduct of the way it was recorded, Half Way Home sounded like the sort of record you might… More »

Pretty much everything east of the Mississippi has been brought to its knees by this unforgiving winter, especially the hellstorm that rolled in this week. It’s hard to believe February is even now only half over — 14 days down, 14 to go — harder still to picture it ever coming to an end. Fortunately… More »

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Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Lawrence Rothman – “California Paranoia” (Feat. Angel Olsen) Video

Last week, relatively unknown entity Lawrence Rothman announced the details behind his next album, which he worked on with Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira's Night Time,
James Rettig | October 9, 2015 - 9:49 am

Lawrence Rothman – “California Paranoia” (Feat. Angel Olsen)

Lawrence Rothman is a master of the morph. Two years ago we noted that he's a Cindy Sherman enthusiast, and that he often works in…
Caitlin White | October 2, 2015 - 9:42 am

Lionlimb – “Turnstile”

Lionlimb is the resurrected psych-rock project of Nashville songwriter Stewart Bronaugh. Drummer Joshua Jaeger, who has played with Bronaugh in Angel Olsen's backing band, is…
Lisa Brown | August 11, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Artist Portraits From Coachella 2015

Tom trekked out to Indio, California last weekend to document the first round of Coachella 2015. If you haven’t read his coverage, check out his…
Stereogum | April 13, 2015 - 11:51 am

Sasquatch! Adds Sleater-Kinney, Angel Olsen & More

Washington's Sasquatch! Music Festival just announced a list of late additions to the 2015 lineup. Sleater-Kinney, Madeon, AlunaGeorge, Angel Olsen, Kaytranada, Goldlink, Hanni El Khatib,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 30, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Angel Olsen – “Windows” Video

Today, Angel Olsen releases the deluxe edition of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, the great album she released near the beginning of the year.
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 10:41 am

Angel Olsen – “May As Well”

Angel Olsen released the shattering solo album Burn Your Fire For No Witness earlier this year. And if it’s a bit weird to see a…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Angel Olsen – “All Right Now” + “High & Wild” Video

I have to believe Angel Olsen could do a killer cover of "All Right Now," Free's 1970 classic rock staple. But "All Right Now," one…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2014 - 10:59 am

Watch Mac DeMarco Cover Angel Olsen’s “Lights Out”

Angel Olsen released her new album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, so early in 2014 it's almost easy to forget that it's one of
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival’s 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Watch Angel Olsen Sing “Hi-Five” On Letterman

Angel Olsen's stormy, Hank Williams-quoting, ultimately triumphant "Hi-Five," from her new album Burn Your Fire For No Witness, is one of my favorite indie rock…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2014 - 9:40 am

Hear How To Dress Well Duet With Angel Olsen, Cover Taking Back Sunday, Preview New Album On NO WORDS TO SAY Mix

In just under a month, Tom Krell will release, "What Is This Heart?", his third album as How To Dress Well. In anticipation of that…
Miles Bowe | May 27, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Stream Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Angel Olsen’s 2012 album Half Way Home was a stirring, haunting acoustic record, a powerful example that straight-up folk music can still set your brain…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2014 - 11:41 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Why did everyone release their darkest and most fucked vidoes this week? Is it just too cold for some fun, sunny music videos? Are we…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Angel Olsen – “White Fire”

Though "Forgiven/Forgotten" and "Hi-Five" have been among some of the best songs we've heard this year (as well as "Stars" if you were lucky enough…
Miles Bowe | February 7, 2014 - 1:32 pm