Angel Olsen - Phases
Angel Olsen releasesåÊPhases, a collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos from the past several years, including a number of never-before released tracks, via Jagjaguwar. Balancing tenacity and tenderness,åÊPhasesåÊacts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen‰۪s sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.åÊFly On Your Wall, previously contributed to the online-only, anti-Trump fundraiseråÊOur First 100 Days, opensåÊPhases, before seamlessly slipping intoåÊSpecial, a brand new song from theåÊMy WomanåÊrecording sessions. BothåÊHow Many DisastersåÊandåÊSansåÊare 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.