February 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Burn Your Fire For No Witness — Angel Olson (Jagjaguwar, 2014)

At long last! The year 2014 has brought us a little masterpiece: Angel Olsen’s second album. Just imagine Leonard Cohen and Hope Sandoval had a child, a little girl… an angel or a devil, we’re not really certain. But this Mississippi native, close to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy must have hunted some personal demons and crossed centuries to produce such intimate and troubling tales. Purely acoustic, or accompanied by dirty abrasive guitar, those songs will haunt you for a long, long while. Absolutely indispensable!

Ed. Note: Melody Supreme, located at 115 4th St. SE off the Downtown Mall, is Charlottesville’s best record store. The owner Gwen Berthy has impeccable taste and a curatorial hunger matched by few. One of my favorite parts of the store is Gwen’s handwritten notes on records. Le DISQUE DU LUNDI is Gwen’s online version of those recommendation gems–posted on Nailgun and available for purchase at Melody Supreme.

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  • 1 james // Feb 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I had somehow failed to check out Angel Olsen’s music because I thought she was the same person as Angel Deradoorian (?).

    she’s not! and both her albums are amazing.