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Sharon Van Etten – “Femme Fatale” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

Next week, the Hal Willner-organized album I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico is being released. On it, a whole lot of artists cover every song on the Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut. We’ve heard contributions from Iggy Pop and Matt Sweeney, Kurt Vile, Matt Berninger, and Courtney Barnett, and now — fresh off linking up with Angel Olsen to do their recent collab live at Pitchfork Music Fest — Sharon Van Etten is here with her rendition of “Femme Fatale.” Check it out...
Tags: Music, The Velvet Underground, Courtney Barnett, New Music, Iggy Pop, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Femme Fatale, Hal Willner, Matt Sweeney Kurt Vile Matt Berninger

Watch The Trailer For New Karen Dalton Documentary In My Own Time

Karen Dalton, the extremely talented folk blues singer who left Oklahoma and became a major part of the growing Greenwich Village folk scene in New York City in the ’60s, only released two albums before fading into obscurity and eventually dying of AIDS at 55. Contemporaries like Bob Dylan have long championed Dalton’s work, and she’s now the subject of the new documentary Karen Dalton: In My Own Time, directed Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete and executive produced by Wim Wenders.
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Bob Dylan, Oklahoma, Nick Cave, Julia Holter, Vanessa Carlton, Dalton, Greenwich Village, Angel Olsen, Karen Dalton, Richard Peete, Robert Yapkowitz, New Karen Dalton

Lionlimb – “Nothing”

Lionlimb announced a new album, Spiral Groove, last month. It came with a glowing endorsement from Angel Olsen, which makes sense because the project’s (now) sole leader Stewart Bronaugh plays in Olsen’s backing band. We’ve heard “Loveland Pass” from it already and now we’re getting the album’s second single, “Nothing,” which is about trying to overcome personal dissatisfaction and be happy with the strides you’ve made: “There was nothing I could do/ But just take a seat right next to you/ Cause...
Tags: Music, New Music, Lionlimb, Olsen, Angel Olsen, Loveland Pass, Stewart Bronaugh

Watch Sharon Van Etten Join Angel Olsen At Pitchfork Music Festival

Angel Olsen was one of the headliners of the second day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago last night. She performed her cover of Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” live in concert for the first time and brought Sharon Van Etten out to perform their triumphant duet “Like I Used To.”
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Sharon Van Etten, Gloria, Pitchfork, Angel Olsen, Pitchfork Music Festival, Laura Branigan, Sharon Van Etten Join Angel Olsen

Lionlimb – “Loveland Pass”

Lionlimb used to be billed as the project of Stewart Bronaugh and Joshua Jaeger, two members of Angel Olsen’s backing band. As a duo, they released two impressive albums, 2016’s Shoo and 2018’s Tape Recorder, psych-pop efforts informed by Elliott Smith at his catchiest, Britpop at its spaciest, chamber-pop at its most maudlin. Now, more than three years since we last heard from the band, Lionlimb is back with Bronaugh solely in control.
Tags: Music, New Music, Lionlimb, Elliott Smith, Angel Olsen, Loveland Pass, Stewart Bronaugh, Joshua Jaeger, Bronaugh

Hear Angel Olsen Cover OMD & Alphaville On New ’80s Covers EP

Last month, Angel Olsen announced that she had recorded an EP of ’80s covers called Aisles. So far, we’ve heard her takes on Laura Branigan, Men Without Hats, and Billy Idol. Today, the EP is out in full, which means we get to hear her covers of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s “If You Leave” and Alphaville’s “Forever Young.”
Tags: Music, New Music, Omd, Alphaville, Angel Olsen, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Laura Branigan

Angel Olsen – “Eyes Without A Face” (Billy Idol Cover)

Last month, Angel Olsen announced that her latest in a seemingly non-stop string of releases would be an EP of ’80s covers called Aisles. We’ve heard her takes on Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” and Men Without Hats’ “The Safety Dance” and today she’s offering up another one. This time it’s a starry-eyed, breathy cover of Billy Idol’s 1983 track “Eyes Without A Face,” which became Idol’s first top 10 Billboard hit. Check it out below.
Tags: Music, New Music, Gloria, Angel Olsen, Billy Idol, Laura Branigan

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2021

The votes are in, and we can now present the results of our annual Song Of The Summer poll. The 10 biggest vote-getters are below, first as a countdown, then in handy playlist format.
Tags: Music, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Anderson .paak, Japanese Breakfast, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, SZA, Olivia Rodrigo, Caroline Polachek, Song Of The Summer, Illuminati Hotties, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Silk Sonic, Wet Leg

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Emile Mosseri – “Log In The Fire”

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is the experimental electronic composer who released the album The Mosaic Of Transformation last year and who’s since come out with one-off singles “Lagoon” and “Grasslands.” Emile Mosseri is a composer, too. He’s done the evocative scores for recent films like The Last Black Man In San Francisco and Kajillionaire, and he got an Oscar nomination for his work on Minari. Last year, Mosseri also worked with Angel Olsen on a cover of Bobby Vinton’s “Mr. Lonely.” Now, the compos...
Tags: Music, San Francisco, Smith, New Music, Angel Olsen, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Bobby Vinton, Chantal Anderson, Mosseri, Emile Mosseri, Kajillionaire

Angel Olsen brings the mood for a cover of Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance"

Earlier this month, indie chanteuse Angel Olsen teased her forthcoming EP of 1980s covers with her slow and dreamy take on Laura Branigan's "Gloria." Today, she brings the mood to Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance" (1980). The EP, titled Aisles, will be released August 20 and also includes covers of Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face," OMD's "If You Leave," and Alphaville's "Forever Young." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Covers, Omd, Angel Olsen, Laura Branigan, You Can Dance If You Want To, Gloria Today

Listen to Angel Olsen's excellent moody cover of Laura Branigan's 1980s hit "Gloria"

Indie singer/songwriter Angel Olsen is following up her critically-acclaimed fifth album Whole New Mess with an EP of 1980s covers! Titled Aisles, the EP will be released August 20 and includes covers of Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face," Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance," OMD's "If You Leave," and Alphaville's "Forever Young," and her dark and moody take on Laura Branigan's "Gloria" which you can hear below. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Music, News, Covers, 1980s, Gloria, Omd, Angel Olsen, Laura Branigan

Singer-Songwriter Angel Olsen Announces She is Gay

In an Instagram post Friday, singer-songwriter Angel Olsen came out as gay. “My beau, I’m gay,” she captioned a series of photos that included her partner, a tattoo, loafers and a massive bear statue. Olsen accompanied the post with a photo of herself, golden hour sunshine beaming on her smiling face, on her Instagram story. […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Olsen, Angel Olsen

Quarter-Life Crisis – “Comfortable” (Feat. Hand Habits)

The producer Ryan Hemsworth has been around for a while now, and he’s worked with artists from Mitski to Tinashe. Hemsworth recently unveiled a new project called Quarter-Life Crisis, and it’s built around the idea of collaboration. Hemsworth comes up with the music, and then he works with different singers who come up with their own themes and lyrics. Next month, Hemsworth will release the self-titled debut EP from Quarter-Life Crisis. We’ve already posted two early tracks: “Postcard From Spain...
Tags: Music, Spain, New Music, Mitski, Ryan, Duffy, Hemsworth, Ryan Hemsworth, Frances Quinlan, Angel Olsen, Saddle Creek, Hovvdy, Jess Williamson, Quarter-life Crisis, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Cass McCombs – “Don’t (Just) Vote” (Feat. Angel Olsen, Bob Weir, And Noam Chomsky)

The election looms next week, and we're hearing from a lot of artists, celebrities, and general luminaries about the importance of voting. But man, who saw this lineup coming? Cass McCombs has entered the fray, and he's brought Angel Olsen, Bob Weir, and Noam Chomsky to help him get his point across. More »
Tags: Music, Cass Mccombs, Noam Chomsky, Angel Olsen, Bob Weir, Olsen Bob Weir, Angel Olsen Bob Weir

Watch Angel Olsen Perform The Stunning New 11-Minute Song “Time Bandits”

It's only been about a month and a half since Angel Olsen released her stark and powerful new album A Whole New Mess. Since then, Olsen has remained busy. She's covered songs from Billie Holiday, George Harrison, and Bobby Vinton. And now she's posted video of herself … More »
Tags: Music, George Harrison, Olsen, Angel Olsen, Bobby Vinton And

Watch Angel Olsen Cover “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Perform Take Away Show

Last month, Angel Olsen released Whole New Mess, her companion album to last year's All Mirrors, and she's been keeping busy during lockdown. Over on Instagram, she's gotten in the habit of performing some stripped-down covers of songs by artists like George Harrison, Roxy Music, and More »
Tags: Music, News, George Harrison, Angel Olsen, Angel Olsen Cover

Angel Olsen & Emile Mosseri – “Mr. Lonely” (Bobby Vinton Cover)

Way back in December 1964, at the peak of Beatlemania, throwback crooner Bobby Vinton scored his third and final #1 hit with the decidedly not-rocking ballad "Mr. Lonely." This past summer we got a preview of old soul Angel Olsen's cover of the song in the trailer for Miranda July's new … More »
Tags: Music, News, Angel Olsen, Beatlemania, Miranda July, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vinton Cover, Emile Mosseri

Watch Angel Olsen Cover George Harrison’s “Beware Of Darkness”

Angel Olsen has stayed quite busy during this largely locked-down year. She's been promoting the release of Whole New Mess, the companion to last year's All Mirrors -- starting with an extensive cover story at this very website. But she's also been finding ways to perform online, including a … More »
Tags: Music, News, George Harrison, Angel Olsen

Shorties (Eula Biss on Her New Book, The Best Covers of Leonard Cohen Songs, and more)

Eula Biss discussed her new book Having and Being Had with The Cut. Cover Me shared the best covers of Leonard Cohen songs. September's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson West with the Night by Beryl Markham eBook on sale for $1.99 today: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Paste previewed September's best alb...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, Oklahoma, Lawrence Wright, Leonard Cohen, Paul Theroux, Elena Ferrante, Hari Kunzru, Ma, Owen Pallett, Angel Olsen, Eula Biss, Beryl Markham, Great Railway Bazaar, McEntire

Hayley Williams, Matt Berninger, Weyes Blood, & More Contribute Unreleased Tracks To Benefit Compilation Out This Friday

This Friday (9/4) is Bandcamp's next Bandcamp Friday, when the service waives their revenue share, and a stacked compilation has just been announced, which will be only be available exclusively on Bandcamp for 24 hours. All proceeds from the album's sale will go towards the voters rights organization Fair Fight. The comp is … More »
Tags: Music, Real Estate, News, My Morning Jacket, The Cure, Broadcast, Joni Mitchell, Courtney Barnett, The Decemberists, Best Coast, Tycho, Matt Berninger, Phoebe Bridgers, Frankie Cosmos, Death Cab For Cutie, Grouplove

Stream Angel Olsen’s New Album Whole New Mess

When Angel Olsen released her stunning, symphonic album All Mirrors a little less than a year ago, she made it plain that the record was one half of a whole. Olsen had also recorded radically different versions of those same songs, and she was planning to release those versions -- stripped-down … More »
Tags: Music, Olsen, Angel Olsen

H.C. McEntire – “River’s Jaw”

Back in June, H.C. McEntire announced her sophomore outing, Eno Axis, the followup to 2018's LIONHEART. The album is the result of a prolonged stretch in which McEntire dug back into a sense of home, following a long stint on the road as part of Angel Olsen's band. So far, we've heard two … More »
Tags: Music, Angel Olsen, McEntire, H.C. McEntire, Jared Hogan

Angel Olsen – “Waving, Smiling”

Angel Olsen recently announced the release of Whole New Mess, the original, stripped-down version of the album that eventually became last year's ambitious All Mirrors. In addition to nine songs familiar from All Mirrors, Whole New Mess also features two new tracks. We've already heard one, the title track, … More »
Tags: Music, Angel Olsen

Lisel – “Die Trying”

Last month, Pavo Pavo's Eliza Bagg released one half of a new double single, "Night And Day," through her pop project Lisel. Both songs were produced with Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere -- mirroring a similar collaboration she did with Angel Olsen associate Ben Babbitt earlier this year -- and today we're getting … More »
Tags: Music, Angel Olsen, Eliza Bagg, Ben Babbitt, Lisel

Miranda July’s Kajillionaire Trailer Features Angel Olsen Covering “Mr. Lonely”

Before she was a famous filmmaker and writer, Miranda July released some music on fabled Northwest indie labels Kill Rock Stars and K Records. Nowadays her contributions to the musical sphere are usually more peripheral, like when she contributed to Sleater-Kinney's "Hurry On Home" lyric video. Or consider today's new movie trailer, in … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sleater Kinney, Angel Olsen, Miranda July, Bobby Vinton, Emile Mosseri, Kajillionaire

Watch Angel Olsen Play A Mesmerizing “Whole New Mess” On Fallon

Angel Olsen announced her new album Whole New Mess yesterday by sharing its haunting title track. This morning we published a new cover story on Olsen that goes deep inside the headspace of the album and her current existence in Asheville during the pandemic. In between, Olsen performed "Whole New Mess" … More »
Tags: Music, News, Jimmy Fallon, Fallon, Olsen, Asheville, Angel Olsen, Josh Sliffe

Angel Olsen Invites Us Into A Whole New Mess

Tonight, I’m going undercover as one of the 695 people in the Angel Olsen Cosmic Stream group chat. My code name? Virginia. My mission? … More »
Tags: Music, Interview, Virginia, Cover Story, Angel Olsen, Michael Harris, Ashley Connor, Angel Olsen Cosmic Stream

Angel Olsen – “Whole New Mess”

When Angel Olsen released her staggering All Mirrors last year, it was billed as a symphonically blown-out version of a stripped-down album she'd recorded in Anacortes, Washington with producer Michael Harris. Now that album -- Olsen's first proper solo release since 2012 debut Half Way Home -- is set to see release. It's … More »
Tags: Music, Olsen, Anacortes Washington, Angel Olsen, Michael Harris, Ashley Connor

Lisel – “Night And Day”

Last year, Eliza Bagg -- of the Brooklyn indie-poppers Pavo Pavo -- released her debut album as Lisel, the impressive Angels On The Slope. Earlier this year, she released a new 7" that was a team-up with Angel Olsen associate Ben Babbitt, and today she's announcing another new 7". More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Angel Olsen, Eliza Bagg, Jarvis Taveniere, Ben Babbitt, Lisel

Watch Angel Olsen & Hand Habits Cover Tom Petty’s “Walls”

Last night, Angel Olsen streamed the second edition of her Cosmic Stream show series, which was filmed at the Masonic Temple in Asheville. Hand Habits' Meg Duffy was on hand as a special guest, and the two of them performed a duet of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers' "Walls," which was released on … More »
Tags: Music, Asheville, Tom Petty, Angel Olsen, Masonic Temple, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy