Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Angel Olsen

I went to see two Chicago bands -- Pillars and Tongues does a very interesting, layered, drone-y, electronically rhythmed indie rock with violin, guitar/bass/drums (one guy), synths and a harmonium.

Angel Olsen, who I first heard backing Will Oldham on Wolfroy Comes to Town has a kind extraordinary country folk voice, now shadowy and cool like Joni Mitchell, now vibrating with old time country tremolo, now carving a raw slice out of the air with a sharp, punk-ish yelp. She's an interesting, kind of prickly presence on stage.

I'm going to write about this later, so I don't want to go into a lot of detail, but I enjoyed it.

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