Today, Angel Olsen unveils her cover of Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without A Face”. The track appears on her forthcoming Aisles EP of ambitious ‘80s covers and the debut release on her new Jagjaguwar imprint somethingscosmic, out August 20th (digitally) and September 24th (physically).
The Aisles EP, which also features “If You Leave” (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) and “Forever Young” (Alphaville), was recorded in the winter of 2020 at Asheville’s Drop of Sun Studios with co-producer and engineer Adam McDaniel. Olsen had known McDaniel for years, and became better acquainted while trying to conquer the audio of live-stream at-home performances last spring. McDaniel and his wife Emily opened their home to Olsen throughout the previous summer and made it a safe space to create and let go before beginning tracking. There, the two would get lost on a part for hours, messing with obscure pedals, synthesizers, and sounds.
Olsen comments, “I know it’s not really in my history to do something unintentional or just for the hell of it, but my connection to these songs is pretty straightforward, I just wanted to have a little fun and be a little more spontaneous, and I think I needed to remember that I could!”
Aisles EP Tracklist
2. Eyes Without A Face
3. Safety Dance
4. If You Leave
5. Forever Young
Angel Olsen Tour Dates
Sat. Sept. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Fri. Oct. 29 – Sun. Oct. 31 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival