In House #1698: Jennifer O'Connor's Over the Mountain, Across the Valley, & Back to the Stars
Over the Mountain, Across the River, & Back to the Stars is not just the third release from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jennifer O'Connor, it's also her debut for Matador-- no small detail given that the label's roster includes the likes of Cat Power, Belle & Sebastian, and Yo La Tengo. From the sounds of things, O'Connor feels right at home as she has expanded on the promise of her first two solo releases with a personal and passionate collection of songs, many of which are informed by the death of her sister from brain cancer last October. Where sadness might be expected, we instead find a realistic take on love and life in songs like "Sister," "Dirty City Blues," and "I'll Bring You Home." Call it an unsenimental take on senimentality. O'Connor begins a busy touring schedule later this week with Mason Jennings, before going on to open shows for both Portastatic and the Mountain Goats later in the year.
In House #1698.
Focus: New release from Jennifer O'Connor, Over the Mountain, Across the Valley, & Back to the Stars, plus The Like Young in Salt Lake City tonight, and new music from My Brightest Diamond, Yo La Tengo, Pinback and more.
From Jennifer O'Connor's Over the Mountain, Across the Valley, & Back to the Stars:
"Exeter, Rhode Island" (MP3) and "Today" (MP3)
For more from Jennifer O'Connor, check out her recent Daytrotter session.
BONUS MP3 from today's show:
The Brobecks, from Goodnight & Have a Pleasant Tomorrow:
"Goodnight Socialite" (MP3)
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