Angels Olsen

Now’s the point in the year when I start kicking myself for missing out on so many great albums over the course of the previous twelve months. Seems no matter how much music I listen to, stellar albums always slip through the cracks, with one such 2012 effort being Angel Olsen’s Half Way Home. Tonight the captivating artist will be making her live debut in Los Angeles with a performance at The Bootleg Bar, and I suggest you don’t make the same mistake I did by overlooking this talented young woman.

In November, Olsen wrapped up a sold-out tour of select cities, and her new 7″, Sleepwalker, will be released on January 15th via Sixteen Tambourines. The effort features the new tracks “California” and “Sweet Dreams,” and just this week, the artist premiered two new films, one of which is for that latter track. The other is for the Half Way Home standout “Tiniest Seed,” and the two read like opposite sides of the same coin, with one starkly presented in shades of grey and the other in bursts of color. A joint statement released by the four filmmakers involved in the videos’ creation — Angel Olsen, Randy Sterling Hunter, Ashley Connor, and Zia Anger — can be found over at NPR Music.

LAmb’s own Jay Chirinos will be at the show tonight, so be on the lookout for his review next week, but I still highly suggest you catch this performance firsthand. Tickets are still available and ridiculously priced at only $10.

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