Tour Artifacts

Interviews Australia

More interviews from Australia: Beat.com by Jakeb H. Smith Mark Olson on recording independently, discovering a new sound, and his grandmother. It’s mid-afternoon in the Californian desert when Mark Olson calls…


★★★★ Rolling Stone

“Lavish folkpop ~ this 35-minute oasis in the music desert sounds almost lavish approaching ‘Gravity Loss’ to classical. ‘Seminole Valley’ is linked to the late 60s Kinks, and ‘Death Valley’ to…





Interview

“Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun”, released September 1st, is made on the porch and in the cabin Olson and Ringvold lives in. “We used a portable Nagra field recorder and we…




Review

The record opens with the sunshiny charmer, “Dear Elisabeth.” Breezy bass lines connect with twinkly percussion jingle-jangle guitar and sylvan strings. Sweet-sour harmonies and the sweeping melody cushion lyrics that…


Wonderfully profound

‘Spokeswoman of The Bright Sun’ – Mark Olson – taking turns you don’t expect Some time ago I heard ‘Many Colored Kite’ and then ‘Good-bye Lizelle’ now there’s ‘Spokeswoman of…