The Music Digest

Premiere DateFeb 22, 2014
Categories Indie Music Rock
00:00 Intro
00:36 Discussion
06:05 Dance Slow Decades Angel Olsen
10:03 Discussion
13:53 White Fire Angel Olsen
20:43 Discussion
27:39 Lights Out Angel Olsen
31:59 Discussion
39:11 Forgiven, Forgotten Angel Olsen
41:15 Finish

The Music Digest
DJs Pat, Matt, and Margaret

Today we review the sophomore LP from Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which came out on February 18th through Jagjaguwar records. It is her first release with a full backing band and it’s obvious her sound has progressed into territory much edgier than her folk singer-songwriter roots. The album is sonically pleasing, full of twang, candor, vulnerability, and aggression. It’s explorative and promising, it should interesting to see how the full band’s sound continues to develop.

Angel Olsen
(photo from Angel Olsen)
February 22 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
February 23 – JR’s Lightbulb Club – Fayetteville, AR
February 24 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
February 25 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
March 1 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
March 2 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

Burn Your Fire For No Witness

1. Unfucktheworld
2. Forgiven/Forgotten
3. Hi-Five
4. White Fire
5. High & Wild
6. Lights Out
7. Stars
8. Iota
9. Dance Slow Decades
10. Enemy
11. Windows

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