Angel Olsen Announces New Rarities Collection Phases, Releases Unheard Tracks

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Angel Olsen Announces New Rarities Collection <i>Phases</i>, Releases Unheard Tracks

Angel Olsen has become a ‘50s-era classic-rock icon, and it’s not because of My Woman’s acclaim.

It’s releasing a collection of B-sides and rarities called Phases on Nov. 10 via Jagjaguwar after recently exiting My Woman’s honeymoon phase. It’s explaining songs as “’50s and relaxed” (as per a Song Exploder interview) and unwittingly echoing Hank Williams in the opening of a song. It’s also because Olsen is genre-spanning and brand-avoiding, the mega star and the girl strumming and crooning behind closed doors for songs like “Special” and “Fly on Your Wall,” which came out today. (Olsen originally released the latter track as part of Our First 100 Days.)

“Shut Up Kiss Me” lifted Olsen from a white-fire funeral pyre and onto the dance floor, but the Olsen that we know and love lives in the quieter moments. On “Special,” an unreleased song from the My Woman sessions, Olsen laments: “Too many like us run out of the steeple / guess you could say I’ve lost some faith in people.” Between “Special” and “Fly on Your Wall,” she touches on what it is to be noticed, and what it is to be trapped. Phases will be a deep cut for fans—and a chance for everyone to deeply reflect on bad relationships, emotional mistakes, and the sweet, bitter darkness life has to offer.

Check out “Special” and “Fly on Your Wall” below, as well as the Phases tracklist and art, and Olsen’s tour dates. You can preorder the album here.

Phases Tracklist:
01. Fly On Your Wall
02. Special
03. Only You
04. All Right Now
05. Sans
06. Sweet Dreams
07. California
08. Tougher Than the Rest
09. For You
10. How Many Dreams
11. May as Well
12. Endless Road

Phases Album Art:

Angel Olsen Phases Art.jpg

Angel Olsen Tour Dates:

29 — Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theatre (Lincoln Calling)
30 — Maquoketa, Iowa @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

01 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theater
02 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
04 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
05 — Lawrence, Kan. @ The Granada
07 — Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Festival
14 — Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Festival
18 — San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
20 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
21 — Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
22 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
23 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot

18 — Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
28 — Charlottesville, Va. @ Jefferson Theater
29 — New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall
30 — New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall

01 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
02 — Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
04 — Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
05 — Montreal, Quebec @ Rialto Theatre
06 — Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
07 — Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
08 — Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre
09 — Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
10 — Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
12 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
13 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
14 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
16 — Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel