The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now by Lily Konigsberg on Wharf Cat Records (the album cover features a colour photograph of Lily Konigsberg with short red hair and a blue gingham shirt; the is no text on the front cover)

Lily Konigsberg - The Best Of Lily Konigsberg Right Now

WHARF CAT RECORDS

  • £21.99


A musical omnibus, The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now is the first widely distributed Lily Konigsberg physical release, as well as the first vinyl treatment for EPs Good Time Now and 4 Picture Tear. The collection loosely parallels the melancholic narrative behind the latter, where a mental break triggered Konigsberg’s depersonalised sense of her past self. 

Of the 4 Picture Tear EP Konigsberg says, “I would look at this photo booth picture I took with Matt [Norman] and cry because I thought I was looking at the person I used to be in that picture and that that person was gone.” In retrospect, these EPs feel like distinctive vignettes of Konigsberg’s progression as a songwriter, each version of her past self-tethered by an invisible thread to the present through musical alliances and fervent introspection. 

'Owe Me’, a song Konigsberg never felt fit on any of her previous releases, now serves as an opening curtain call. “Thank you all for coming to my show,” Konigsberg says to an invisible audience’s applause, “If you didn’t know, now you certainly know.” It’s a transportive moment that combines Konigsberg’s patient steps into the underground pop limelight with her exceptional ability to connect with a diverse and talented cohort of creatives. One third of egalitarian art-punk outfit Palberta (alongside Nina Ryser and Ani Ivry-Block), the Brooklyn-born and-based Lily Konigsberg has occupied her time with music since her early childhood: “Basically I was born and immediately started wanting to be a rock star.” 

“A crisp, catchy, and concise bit of 90s-indebted indie rock” - Stereogum 

"The freewheeling, flitting melodies underline the precision of Konigsberg’s songwriting: She knows what she wants to say and she is methodical about how much to reveal” - Pitchfork 

"Warm and direct but tough to grasp, untraceable” - Tiny Mix Tapes 

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. Owe Me 
  2. To Hold It 
  3. Rock and Sin 
  4. 7 Smile 
  5. At Best a #3 
  6. It’s Just Like All The 
  7. Clouds 
  8. I Said 
  9. Summer in the City 
  10. Good Time (demo) 
  11. Lily’s National Anthem 
  12. Waterfall Snake Juice 
  13. Talk To Me w. Birds 
  14. Roses 
  15. North Porsche 
  16. I Don’t Like the Name 
  17. Big Tall Grass (demo) 
  18. Opening The Day 

 

  • Limited red vinyl LP available exclusively from indie stores 
  • CD housed in digipack case 

 

 

 

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