Phoebe Bridgers

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Phoebe Bridgers
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Bridgers in July 2018
Background information
Born (1994-08-17) August 17, 1994 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2014–present
Labels
Associated actsBetter Oblivion Community Center, boygenius
Websitephoebefuckingbridgers.com

Phoebe Bridgers (born August 17, 1994) is an American indie rock musician from Los Angeles, California.[1] Best known for her work as a solo singer-songwriter, she is also a part of two supergroups: boygenius (with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus), and Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst). Bridgers has received critical acclaim for her music, with her songs being described as "exquisitely raw and revealing"[2] and "wise beyond her years."[3]

Career[edit]

Bridgers released her major label debut 7", Killer, on Ryan Adams's record label, PAX AM.[4][5][6][7][8] In early 2016 Bridgers supported Julien Baker on her 2016 East Coast tour.[9][10]

Stranger in the Alps[edit]

In June 2017 Bridgers signed to Dead Oceans.[11] On September 22, 2017, she released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, to generally positive reviews.[12] The album was produced by Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska. On March 12, 2018, the social networking site Pebbal named Stranger in the Alps the best album of 2017.[13]

On March 3, 2018, Bridgers appeared on CBS This Morning: Saturday and sang "Motion Sickness" and "Scott Street".

boygenius[edit]

In 2018 Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus formed the supergroup boygenius. They released three songs in August 2018 and subsequently announced an EP and a tour.[14] The EP, boygenius, came out on October 26, 2018.

Television and Film[edit]

Bridgers's song "Safe at Home" was featured on season 3, episode 5 of the ABC Family show Switched at Birth.[15] Season 3, episode 17 featured her song "Ask Me To/Steamroller".[16] Her song "Georgia" was featured on season 8, episode 2 of the ABC show Castle.[17] The track "Smoke Signals" appeared on season 1, episode 7 of Burden of Truth. Her song "Funeral" was featured near the end of season 3, episode 2 of the FOX show Lethal Weapon. Her song "Motion Sickness" was featured on the Netflix television series Trinkets.

In May 2018 Bridgers was featured on a remake of the Lord Huron song "The Night We Met" for the soundtrack to season 2 of the Netflix television series 13 Reasons Why. In 2019, Bridgers teamed up with The National's Matt Berninger to record a track for Between Two Ferns: The Movie called "Walking on a String" and appeared in the film. The song was released on October 17.[18]

Better Oblivion Community Center[edit]

Bridgers and Conor Oberst revealed their new band Better Oblivion Community Center on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and released their eponymous debut album in January 2019 (out via Dead Oceans).[19] On January 26, 2019, they were interviewed on CBS This Morning Saturday and performed "Dylan Thomas" and "Didn't Know What I Was in For". The show ended while they performed "My City". Bob Boilen, creator of NPR's All Songs Considered and the NPR Tiny Desk video series, said of their album, "Better Oblivion Community Center came as a surprise to us all this year and, at the moment, their self-titled release is my favorite record of 2019. It's that rare musical partnership where each injects vibrancy into the other's creative side."[20]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US

Indie
[21]

Stranger in the Alps 38

EP[edit]

  • Killer (2015)

boygenius[edit]

EP[edit]

Better Oblivion Community Center[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Bridgers is a graduate of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, having studied vocal jazz.[22] She is bisexual.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers of boygenius Deliver a Tender Show in Los Angeles". The Fader. December 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Sodomsky, Sam. "Phoebe Bridgers: Stranger in the Alps Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  3. ^ Modell, Josh. "One of this year's best debut albums is also one of its saddest". The AV Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Chuck. "Phoebe Bridgers on Working With Ryan Adams (Who Compares Her to Bob Dylan)". Diffuser. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ Grant, Kimberly. "Newcomer Phoebe Bridgers Releases "Killer." a New 7" Produced by Ryan Adams on Pax-Am". No Depression. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  6. ^ Vain, Madison. "Stream Phoebe Bridgers and Daniel Clarke's new Pax-Am 7-Inch Series releases". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Phoebe Bridgers: Killer". KCRW. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  8. ^ "PHOEBE BRIDGERS: KILLER". FrostClick. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  9. ^ Claro, Allison. "Julien Baker Closed Out Her East Coast Tour with Phoebe Bridgers & Petal to a Sold Out Crowd at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 27, 2016". Zumic. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  10. ^ Bidiman, Craig. "Sad Songs Make Artist Julien Baker Feel Better". The Mass Media. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Phoebe Bridgers Signs to Dead Oceans; Debut Album Coming Soon". DeadOceans.com. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  12. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for Stranger in the Alps by Phoebe Bridgers". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  13. ^ "The 65 Best Albums of 2017". Pebbal.com. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  14. ^ "Julian Baker, Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers Form Boygenius, Release Three Singles From EP: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Music from Switched at Birth S3E05". TuneFind. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  16. ^ "Music from Switched at Birth S3E17". TuneFind. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  17. ^ "Music from Castle S8E02". TuneFind. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  18. ^ "The National's Matt Berninger Teams With Phoebe Bridgers for New Song in Between Two Ferns: The Movie". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  19. ^ "BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER: Phoebe Bridgers & Conor Oberst Surprise Drop Long Rumored Debut #Album". Music News Net. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  20. ^ https://www.npr.org/2019/04/19/715201380/better-oblivion-community-center-tiny-desk-concert
  21. ^ "Phoebe Bridgers Chart History: US Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  22. ^ "Why L.A.'s Phoebe Bridgers has everybody talking". LATimes. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  23. ^ Wiggins, Graeme (27 March 2019). "Phoebe Bridgers Embraces Her Inner Sext Machine | BeatRoute Magazine". web.archive.org. Retrieved 4 November 2019.