HI FIVES FOR ANGEL OLSEN

By Ian Bremner

Angel Olsen‘s voice sounds like it belongs bellowing a field or canyon somewhere, but it also sounds killer in small indie clubs and festivals alike. She ranks highly among Sharon Van Etten or Beyoncé in the Voices-You’d-Pay-Just-To-Talk-To-You club.

Olsen is not necessarily a new name on the lo-fi indie rock scene, but she is starting to get the recognition she deserves after a big 2014. She was included in nearly all Year-End lists, (including THIS! shameless plug).

2014’s Burn Your Fire For No Witness possesses fairly simple production, but the sound is far from simple. Hi-Fives around.

Official Video for Hi-Five

An NPR Tiny Desk session from January 2014

Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Full Album via Spotify)