Angel Olsen - Strange Cacti LP
St. Louis native Angel Olsen has cut her teeth in Chicago the past half a decade crafting her music into a sincere form of folk music entirely her own. Taking influences from past artists such as Amalia Rodrigues, Timi Yuro and Helen Shapiro, as well as Persian and Turkish folk, Olsen creates something more than just run-of-the-mill "indie folk." Her music is a true emotional release: sincere and honest. This new edition of her epic debut 2010 EP Strange Cacti includes a digital download and some shiny stickers.
"The songs on Strange Cacti are night songs – songs for dark places and sad, scary times – but they're touching, too, haunting in all the right ways." – Side Ponytail