One year after All Mirrors, American musician and singer-songwriter Angel Olsen has released a new full-length. Whole New Mess is out now via Jagjaguwar. According to the press release, An intimate and vulnerable emotional portrait that shows her grappling with a period of personal tumult, ‘Whole New Mess’ presents Angel Olsen working through her open wounds and raw nerves with just a few guitars and some microphones, isolated in a century-old church in the Pacific Northwest.
To record ‘Whole New Mess,’ Olsen asked for a studio recommendation from Electro-Vox head engineer and a deep kindred spirit Michael Harris. She wanted to find a space where, as she puts it, “vulnerability exists.” They settled on The Unknown, the Catholic church that Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum and producer Nicholas Wilbur converted into a recording studio in the small town of Anacortes, Washington.
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