Angel Olsen releases Phases, a collection of demos, B-sides

As everything else with Angel Olsen, her just-released collection of demos, B-sides and outtakes has stunning moments.

For instance, on Phases, Olsen treats us to Sans, a surprisingly good demo from 2015.

The standout track on the new release is Special, an outtake from her excellent 2016 album, My Woman.

It says something about an artist when even her cast-off songs are so compelling. Olsen is one of the best American singer-songwriters today.

Catch her live. Olsen plays Chicago’s Riviera Theatre December 9.