Angel Olsen - Phases

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AJAG 52314
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A collection of B-sides, rarities and demos

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Angel Olsen is back! Phases is a collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases is a deep-dive for longtime fans and a fitting introduction to Olsen's sprawling sonics for the uninitiated few.

From the lo-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock ‘n' roll bursting from last year's beloved and acclaimed My Woman, which won The A2IM Libera Awards' Album of the Year, Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Impossible to pin down, she 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 opens with "Fly On Your Wall," previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only Our First 100 Days fundraiser, 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 B-sides compilation is both a testament to Olsen's enormous musical range and a tidy compilation of tracks that have previously been elusive in one way or another.


Side 1
01 Fly On Your Wall
02 Special
03 Only You
04 All Right Now
05 Sans

Side 2
01 Sweet Dreams
02 California
03 Tougher Than the Rest
04 For You
05 How Many Disasters
06 May as Well
07 Endless Road

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