Angel Olsen — whose Half Way Home LP received an effusive welcome around here last year — shared a pair of new videos today. With Randy Sterling Hunter, Ashley Connor and Zia Anger, Olsen took part in a transatlantic collaboration between Chicago and Vienna last year, producing visuals for album track “Tiniest Seed” and a post-record new single, “Sweet Dreams.”
“Two rolls of film were shot in barns and fields, and in gorges and on piers in Upstate, New York,” the group describes, adding that a hand-wound 16mm camera was used before the film “was exposed and then rewound and re-exposed many times.” The result, particularly in “Tiniest Seed” above, is intimate and subtly haunting — a fine evocative look at the standout cut. It also recalls Olsen’s 2011 video for “Tiniest Lights,” which, too, was shot on 16mm by Randy Sterling Hunter. The new track, “Sweet Dreams,” arrives in two weeks on 7″ vinyl here.