This Wednesday, Sept. 14, Philly’s Union Transfer will be welcoming two big names in the indie rock community: Angel Olsen and Alex Cameron.
Angel Olsen has embarked on a world tour in support of her new album, “My Woman,” released Sept. 2. Olsen, a Missouri-born indie folk-rock singer and guitarist, has no shortage of experience when it comes to playing shows. She has several studio albums under her belt and plenty of time touring to go along with them.
Her style features indie folk with a hint of lo-fi aesthetic. Some of her songs build up to loud climaxes, while others keep subdued in nature, but there’s no denying the energy in her voice. Her singing abilities fit her style of music perfectly, and it should be a real treat to see live. Her music reminds me a bit of Philly’s own folk rock legends The Districts, so if you like them come on out and check out Angel Olsen.
On this particular bill, Alex Cameron could be considered the Yin to Olsen’s Yang. In other words, their styles of music are pretty much dissimilar in every way except for the fact that they both fall under the broad umbrella of “indie rock.” Cameron is a new name in the indie scene, but he has already made quite the name for himself. Having just released his debut album “Jumping the Shark” Aug. 19, he has already established a cult following for his music.
Cameron embellishes his eccentric indie pop music with a myriad of synth sounds and an overarching wild-west theme. You can tell he’s a bizarre and interesting guy from his website’s bio alone: “When you’re talking about me and my business partner, Roy Molloy, you’re talking about the online cowboys in the wild-west days of the World Wide Web.”
Songs such as “She’s Mine,” “The Comeback” and “Happy Ending” have already found their way onto playlists of many indie music fans. It should be very interesting and fun to see him open for the wonderful and talented Angel Olsen at one of Philly’s greatest venues, Union Transfer, located on Spring Garden Street.