Her video for “Hi-Five” reminds us of the weird My So-Called Life Halloween special with the gym full of sock-hopping ghosts, minus the Claire Danes monologue. And this is only one reason we like her. Angel Olsen has managed to produce this vintage, ever-reverberating sound of what seems like all current indie pop, but still stays true to her St. Louis roots. She sports a haircut and style similar to what seems like all Urban Outfitters catalog models, but still makes it look consistently cutting-edge. In short, she knows this scene and she wears it well. But the songs on this year’s Burn Your Fire for No Witness speak, or rather sing, for themselves, glowing, opulent testaments to lost love. Wallow with her, and fellow heartland band Lionlimb, tonight.
Mon., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 9, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 3, 2014