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(USA, Bathetic Records)

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Angel Olsen has a fresh edge to her sound, a warm and wonderful range, and an otherworldly skill and charm. Her special presence became apparent through her debut, Strange Cacti and radiates even more on her sophomore album, Half Way Home. Released last month on Bathetic Records, Half Way Home is a continuation of Angel’s elegance, a collection of both new and old music, honed and matured, thoughts revisited. It presents this beautiful woman and her extraordinary voice taken to a new level, in no doubt a growth and reach brought on by many road trips with BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY and crew. It’s an emotional stew with Angel’s robust voice up front, bold and engaging, aching to be heard. Joined by Emmett Kelly (The CAIRO GANG) behind the board and playing throughout the songs, Half Way Home showcases the wondrous sounds of a songwriter with such a voice that is rarely found.

  • “Ms. Olsen understands the power of holding back, and feeding out extravagance in small portions. People stopped buying drinks; the bartenders put their elbows on the counter, engrossed. It was remarkable… Ms. Olsen has found her sound – her voice, alone and untreated and slow, conjoined with the specific resonance of her guitar – and she’s able to replicate a private discovery in front of a crowd. That’s a lot.”
  • – The New York Times
  • “[Olsen] has a way with language and melody that feels transcendent, the kind of songs that might float away if not anchored down correctly.”
    – Laura Snapes, Pitchfork
  • “Angel’s music is special because of that which can never be duplicated or recreated. She is an individual and in the world of folk music, unseen gifts pack the most power.”
    – Zach Hart, We Listen For You
  • “With this debut album, Angel Olsen cements a reputation as a skilled and soulful siren with heartstring-tugging songs.” -David Musto, Examiner
  • “11 tracks of rough-hewn folk, shimmering and ribboned with dirt-packed veins, sung by a voice that curls and dips and dissolves like a black smoke plume.”
  • – Pitchfork (2012 Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention)
  • “It’s not just Angel Olsen’s range that makes her voice so unforgettable; it’s the surprise turns she’s learned to produce by manipulating it.”
  • – The FADER
  • “the work of a young artist with a vision – an engrossing listen.”
  • – Chicago Tribune
  • “WIth a voice that can be haunting, uplifting, fearful or strong, it seems there’s little emotion Angel Olsen can’t convey.”
  • – WNYC



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Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).