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Angel Olsen at Glasslands in 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Angel Olsen

Chicago's Angel Olsen is in Brooklyn for two shows this week including Glasslands TONIGHT (4/4) with Sufjan/Sharon Van Etten collaborator Cat Martino, Doe Paoro , and Knox. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

Angel also plays another Brooklyn show at Littlefield on Sunday (4/8) with Companion, Emily Reo, and Alex Drewchin. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Angel Olsen is working on a new album which will be out sometime this year on Bathetic, who released Strange Cacti on vinyl last year. You can stream a track from Strange Cacti at the Bathetic website or listen to the whole album on Spotify. Below, check out a solo performance of the song "Barrier of Bodies," which will "most likely be on her record to come." For her NYC shows, Angel will be joined by Emmet Kelly on bass, guitar, and vocals and guitarist Leroy Bach will also join them both at Glasslands tonight.

As mentioned last year, Angel Olsen (like Mariee Sioux who we profiled earlier today) is one of many Will Oldham collaborators and has toured as a member of his band(s).

This Must be the place

Speaking of Will Oldham collaborators, the mostly David Byrne-produced soundtrack for This Must Be The Place has finally been given a release date (4/23), which he and David Byrne contributed multiple songs to under the name The Pieces of Shit. Check out the track, "Open Up," by The Pieces of Shit below. Other contributors to the soundtrack include Jonsi & Alex, Iggy Pop, and Julia Kent (who plays Issue Project Room with Julia Holter during Unsound later this month).

Will Oldham also wrote a book called Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, which according to the NYTimes, "answers nearly every question one might wish to ask about his prolific output." Here's what he has to say about the moniker Bonnie 'Prince' Billy:

"Bonnie Prince Billy is such a ridiculous name. It had no preconceptions to it; nobody could say what the music was going to be like on hearing the name. But it turned the music into an individual, which seemed to be what everyone -- the audience, or at least the people that I was forced to talk to about the music -- was seeking. They were seeking some sort of individual responsible for things, and I was just like, 'O.K. We'll make one up. One who doesn't really exist, and therefore I can continue to feel confident that there is no individual responsible for things, but you can think that there is one!'"
Read more excerpts from the book at NYTimes.

All dates for Angel (and Doe Paoro too), video, and song stream below...

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Angel Olsen - "Barrier of Bodies"

The Pieces of Shit - "Open Up"

Angel Olsen -- 2012 Tour Dates
4/4 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY w/ Cat Martino, Doe Paoro, Knox
4/8 Littlefield Brooklyn, NY w/ Companion, Emily Reo, Alex Drewchin

Doe Paoro -- 2012 Tour Dates
Apr 04 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY w/ Cat Martino, Angel Olsen, Knox
May 01 Cameo Gallery Brooklyn, NY w/ Rewards, Larry Gus
May 06 Great Scott Allston, MA
May 08 Cameo Gallery Brooklyn, NY w/ Jason Urick, Future Shuttle, Ital
May 15 Cameo Gallery Brooklyn, NY w/ Shenandoah and the Night, Steel Phantoms

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Comments (14)

Cue band name jokes...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 4:27 PM

I REMEMBER WHEN THE PIECES OF SHIT WERE HARDCORE

Posted by D | April 4, 2012 4:38 PM

not an olsen twin. pass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 4:54 PM

this slut can def. get it. what a trashy look. think she gags and tears up?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 5:59 PM

morceau de merde, ce soir la

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 6:06 PM

She made a great zombie in that last zombie movie

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 8:38 AM

Strange Cacti is great and she is lovely.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:34 AM

Ms Olsen has a beautiful voice. Excited to discover more material will be available soon.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 12:34 PM

not an olsen twin. pass.

Posted by Engadget | April 8, 2012 3:14 PM

Good Work, i like is site! Yea, ever have to see Daniel Johnston perform again, thank you for posting!
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Posted by wdyan | May 30, 2012 11:20 AM

I have a need to speak about this is a clearly considered script that really brings benefit in the people who read through it

Posted by Work from Home | July 9, 2012 12:24 AM

They kind of resemble each other and they didn't have to have surgery like Porridge

Posted by les jeux | January 21, 2013 10:22 AM

for those looking for a good music I recomento, I'm super fan of hers

Posted by Acompanhantes Brasilia | April 23, 2013 9:12 PM

she's really quite cute

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 4:08 PM

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