ANGEL OLSEN

ANGEL OLSEN

Villages, KACEY JOHANSING

Sat, April 6, 2013

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10-12

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ANGEL OLSEN
ANGEL OLSEN
Angel Olsen has a fresh edge to her sound, a warm and wonderful range, and an otherworldly skill and charm. Her special presence became apparent through her debut, Strange Cactiand radiates even more on her sophomore album, Half Way Home. Released on Bathetic Records, Half Way Home is a continuation of Angel's elegance, a collection of both new and old music, honed and matured, thoughts revisited. It presents this beautiful woman and her extraordinary voice taken to a new level, in no doubt a growth and reach brought on by many road trips with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and crew.

"It's now rare to come across a new artist not pre-loaded with backstory-- to find yourself bubbling over with questions instead of already knowing too much....You may be tempted to fill in the narrative gaps with something fantastical: maybe she records at night in the eaves of a barn with a murder of crows, say, or holds seances to evoke the spirits of Roy Orbison and Sandy Denny. But ultimately, the songs are all you need: 11 tracks of rough-hewn folk, shimmering and ribboned with dirt-packed veins, sung by a voice that curls and dips and dissolves like a black smoke plume." --Pitchfork
Villages
Villages
Asheville, NC's Ross Gentry picks up his Villages mantle and flows beyond himself, taking his delicate sounds to an epic field of staggering, emotional landscapes. Theories Of Ageing takes a sound process, weaving elements together, and in its finality, what's what is left in the wind. Delicate floating synth atmosphere with open-tuned acoustic guitar strums, banjo and piano slide in and out of the spaces, creating an entirely enchanting, if a bit haunting record. As a reference, Villages takes on a level of ambient artistry seen throughout the works of Labradford or Stars Of The Lid; never scared to embrace more than just textural sound layers; but also build, mould, and shape pure music. This is not background art.

"Gentry alchemizes morphed keyboard drone, methodical guitar arpeggiations, and found sounds into a tragic, pensive ambiance, much like an elder statesmen recalling his memoirs internally. [For] fans of Discreet Music or long drives through the mountains while the sun's rising." --Ad Hoc
KACEY JOHANSING
KACEY JOHANSING
Described by The Bay Bridged as “gorgeous acoustic pop”, San Francisco based musician Kacey Johansing creates songs with meandering melodies, lush harmonies and moody aural landscapes. Weaving together elements of folk, jazz, pop and classical music, it sounds as if she spent years studying in old smoky theaters with icons Leonard Bernstein and Joni Mitchell directing the show, and The Beach Boys in the orchestra pit. A soulful, honeyed voice and lilting vibrato land her the leading role.

Johansing’s latest release and sophomore LP, Grand Ghosts, evokes the wilderness of the California coastline that she now calls home and the isolated mountain towns in Colorado where she grew up. Sonically and thematically darker than her debut album Many Seasons (2010), Grand Ghosts grapples with loss, paying homage to loved ones who passed during the making of the record. While Many Seasons reads more like a playbill, featuring a rotating cast of skilled friends and local musicians, Grand Ghosts was intended to capture the chemistry shared by the more permanent cast consisting of Johansing (electric guitar, piano, organ, vocals), Jeremy Harris (guitar, piano, vocals, and string arrangements), Robert Shelton (keyboards), James Riotto (bass), Ezra Lipp (drums), and Andrew Maguire (vibraphone, percussion).

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Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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