Your basket is empty

Categories :

Similar artists

Albums

From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Alternative & Indie - Released June 25, 2021 | Polyvinyl Records

Hi-Res
On her sophomore album as Squirrel Flower, Boston native Ella O'Connor Williams leans into a sprawl of emotional chaos, dispatching demons and riding out the storm with a mercurial sense of curiosity. As a toponym, Planet (i) refers to a combination of spirit and place; that of her own self as well as the world at large. Themes of personal, meteorological, and environmental disaster scud like silver clouds over the album's panoramic arrangements in a tenuous, but pleasingly textural way. Recorded in the U.K. by producer Ari Chant (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius), Williams' already melancholic indie rock takes on some of the hazy grit that hangs like an aural patina over Bristol's legendary music scene. Where her 2020 debut seemed almost celestial in its moodiness, Planet (i) is rooted and decidedly earthbound. The thrilling "Hurt a Fly" ripples with electricity and light while songs like "Roadkill" and the sprawling "Night" are all gravity as if wrought from deep mineral deposits and stone. A number of the tracks, though, are quite gentle, bearing a woolen sadness that is quite affecting. "I saw a hummingbird face down in the water," sings Williams in an airy half-whisper, imbuing the lovely "Deluge in the South" with heartbreaking imagery. The sparse "Desert Wildflowers," on the other hand, is quietly defiant in its eerie uplift. Like Squirrel Flower's debut, Planet (i) is a journey through an ever-changing landscape and marks a noticeable creative step forward for Williams. © Timothy Monger /TiVo
From
CD$12.99

Alternative & Indie - Released January 31, 2020 | Polyvinyl Records

As Squirrel Flower, Boston native Ella O'Connor Williams creates a world of moody, sometimes celestial indie rock anchored by a magnetic voice as airy and smooth as it is powerful. She began releasing music while attending college in Iowa, developing a thoughtful and sparse sound rooted around her heavily reverbed solo electric guitar and vocals. A winsome mix of crystalline melodies and earthy textures, her first two outings found a small fan base and some critical respect as well as a deal with the Polyvinyl label. For her full-length debut, she and producer Gabe Wax (Adrianne Lenker, Palehound) opt for a more full-bodied approach, employing a rhythm section and some rough-hewn electric grit to help carry parts of I Was Born Swimming. Recorded between Boston and New York, Williams expands on the reflective, intimate tones of her earlier releases, presenting a sort of emotional travelogue as she searches for connections and a sense of place. The album begins appropriately enough on "I-80," the great transcontinental artery that connects her East Coast home turf with the Midwestern plains of her college days. Themes of escape and movement are stitched between these 12 songs, especially on highlights like "Headlights" and "Streetlight Blues," the former exhaling the mountain mist through a car window, the latter spilling lovelorn out into the city streets. Slow-moving and thoughtful, I Was Born Swimming thrives on its central idea of rootlessness, roving through moments of heartache, joy, wistfulness, and the myriad pangs of melancholy that accompany personal growth. Brimming with personal observations and subtly dynamic performances, Williams offers a strong debut. © Timothy Monger /TiVo
From
HI-RES$1.99
CD$1.49

Alternative & Indie - Released April 30, 2021 | Polyvinyl Records

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$1.99
CD$1.49

Alternative & Indie - Released March 31, 2021 | Polyvinyl Records

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$2.99
CD$2.49

Alternative & Indie - Released October 13, 2020 | Polyvinyl Records

Hi-Res
From
CD$1.49

Alternative & Indie - Released December 3, 2019 | Polyvinyl Records

From
CD$1.49

Alternative & Indie - Released October 24, 2019 | Polyvinyl Records

From
HI-RES$2.99
CD$2.49

Alternative & Indie - Released May 5, 2020 | Polyvinyl Records

Hi-Res
From
CD$1.49

Alternative & Indie - Released January 16, 2020 | Polyvinyl Records

From
CD$0.99

Alternative & Indie - Released September 13, 2021 | Audiotree Music

From
HI-RES$1.99
CD$1.49

Alternative & Indie - Released May 26, 2021 | Polyvinyl Records

Hi-Res