About this deal
Soundwise this pleasantly surprised me, there is noteable surface noise on side A but nothing distracts from the music, and the mastering is pretty decent with a lot of nice detail I never noticed on streaming! uk as this was originally supposed to be a signed copy (which it is not) and then that failed so they promised an exclusive variant (which clearly it is not).
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher (2020, Red And Swirly - Discogs
Punisher is a masterclass in songwriting, vulnerability and transcending the restrictions of 'genre', solidifying her position as one of the most important and exciting artists around. She also worked with Blake Mills, Christian Lee Hutson, whose album she produced earlier this year, and Marshall Vore, her drummer and frequent writing partner. It debuted during a worldwide quarantine related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and amid a period of civil unrest in the U.Bridgers grew up writing songs and playing guitar; a Los Angeles native, she attended its County High School for the Arts, where she studied vocal jazz.
Punisher (album) - Wikipedia Punisher (album) - Wikipedia
The title track derives its name from an in-joke among musicians: a punisher is an overzealous fan,  one who "lingers at the merch table a little too long". In my songwriting style, I feel like I actually stopped writing it earlier than I usually stop writing stuff.
She also credited the author Joan Didion as an inspiration on Punisher  and referenced the podcast My Favorite Murder in two separate articles highlighting her influences on Punisher: "I think it probably snuck in (to the album)," she remarked. or the awkwardness of being approached by strangers at bars (“I swear I’m not angry/That’s just my face”), her music never sounds alone.