Angel Olsen Shares Two New Videos

Let’s all begin the new year with some new Angel Olsen, shall we? Today, she shares with the world two new films, premiered this morning via NPR Music. There’s the “Tiniest Seed” video, which is a track off of her stunning sophomore album, Half Way Home, and the video for the previously unreleased song, “Sweet Dreams.” A “transatlantic collaboration between four friends,” filmmakers Randy Sterling Hunter, Ashley Connor, Zia Anger, and Ms. Olsen created these with the idea of the viewer watching them in tandem. “Two songs were written and recorded in Chicago and then sent to Vienna. There they were translated into a film score. The score was mailed back across the Atlantic and then interpreted using a hand-wound 16mm camera . . . The final version is the documentation of an epistolary-exchange lasting nearly a year . . . an attempt to sync the unsyncable and our experiment at reconciling the space between us.” NPR Music tells the full story about these two films.




“Songs on [Half Way Home] had much in common with the passions and range of a singer like Roy Orbison. The common thread between that powerful singer-songwriter and hit-maker from Texas and this more delicate Midwesterner is that they both write from the heart and sing with a range that may make you stop what you’re doing and drop your jaw a bit.” – NPR Music

2012 culminated in exciting ways for Angel. She received accolades across the north east for her striking live show and her album, Half Way Home, made it’s way onto a slew of year-end lists. After being out of stock for quite a while, Bathetic is thrilled to once again be shipping Half Way Home LPs near and far. Following that sold-out tour of select cities in November, Angel will play her first Los Angeles show tomorrow at Bootleg Bar. Her “Sleepwalker”” 7″, featuring “Sweet Dreams” and “California,” is out January 15th on Sixteen Tambourines.

Fri. Jan. 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Thu. Feb. 7 – St. Louis @ Off Broadway w/ Water Liars
Fri. Feb. 8 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout w/ Water Liars
Sat. Feb. 9 – Carbondale, IL @ The Hangar 9 w/ Water Liars

“Sleepwalker” 7″ pre-order:

Half Way Home purchase link:

“Ms. Olsen understands the power of holding back, and feeding out extravagance in small portions. People stopped buying drinks; the bartenders put their elbows on the counter, engrossed. It was remarkable. . . Ms. Olsen has found her sound – her voice, alone and untreated and slow, conjoined with the specific resonance of her guitar – and she’s able to replicate a private discovery in front of a crowd. That’s a lot.”
– The New York Times

“11 tracks of rough-hewn folk, shimmering and ribboned with dirt-packed veins, sung by a voice that curls and dips and dissolves like a black smoke plume.”
– Pitchfork [2012 Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention]

“It’s not just Angel Olsen’s range that makes her voice so unforgettable; it’s the surprise turns she’s learned to produce by manipulating it.” – The FADER

“the work of a young artist with a vision – an engrossing listen.” – Chicago Tribune

“With a voice that can be haunting, uplifting, fearful or strong, it seems there’s little emotion Angel Olsen can’t convey.” – WNYC

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