Phases is a collection of Olsen's work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. 'Fly On Your Wall,' previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser 'Our First 100 Days', opens Phases, before seamlessly slipping into 'Special' a brand new song from the MY WOMAN recording sessions. Both 'How Many Disasters' and 'Sans' are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, leaning heavily on Olsen's arresting croon and lonesome guitar. The b-sides compilation is both a testament to Olsen's enormous musical range and a tidy compilation of tracks that have previously been elusive in one way or another. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen's sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.