So Fresh: Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen's EP Half Way Home may be one of the most beautiful folk releases of 2012. It's a collection of songs that are stripped bare to their musical core; spare instrumentation punctuates a beautiful, affecting voice. Somewhere in Chicago sits Angel Olsen but her music stretches beyond that, across prairies and plains, touching the highest mountaintops and lowest crevasses of the American landscape. Check it -