Monday, May 22, 2006

exeter, rhode island

when you grow up in a state as seemingly irrelevant as rhode island, any song that references your home state can be kind of exciting. i was over at the Matador Records website getting ready to download a track from the new Mission of Burma to cover for the website today. the legendary group hails from boston, a defacto second home for rhode islanders because it serves as a much easier point of reference for strangers you may meet. upon looking for a mp3 i came across this one from recent Matador signee Jennifer O'Connor, whose first album for the popular indie label, Over The Mountain, Across The Valley, And Back To The Stars, is due late august of this year. undoubtably signed following the glowing reviews of last years The Color and the Light, an album favorable reviewed as gloomy indie-folk on par with the departed Elliot Smith with the edge of a since-gone-batty Liz Phair, the nyc-based O'Connor is on t-minus status for blogdom popularity. exeter, for the record, is a fairly dull and sparcely populated rural city known for its campgrounds and vampire folklore that borders the state of ct., where O'Connor grew up.

Jennifer O'Connor "Exeter, Rhode Island"


At 2:00 PM, Blogger josh Mueller said...

Yoru forgot about the SQUIRRELS!

At 6:29 PM, Blogger smialek316 said...

One thing about Rhode Island, you guys have great strip clubs in Providence


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