LILY KONIGSBERG – ” The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now “

Posted: June 30, 2021 in MUSIC

The title suggests a project of gravity and legacy, but Lily Konigsberg has only been releasing music since 2017. The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now is actually closer in theme to The Beta Band’s classic compilation The Three E.P.’s than, say, Abba Gold; it gathers the singer and instrumentalist’s first few extended plays and other recordings, some of which have been “mastered for the first time.”

Still, you have to admire the audacity of that title. The set itself is a dreamy collection of dinky synth and guitar pop songs: 2000s MySpace bedroom electronica infused with teen indie-movie quirkiness, forged by a cyber-dreamer with a twee voice and a laptop. “I Said” and “Summer in the City,” both from her “It’s Just Like All The Clouds” EP, are likable acoustic songs that display her natural pop inclinations. That the little guitar solo and neat drums of “7 Smile” sound reminiscent of McCartney at times underscores the collection’s homemade ethos, as well as its essentiality.

Lily Konigsberg: singer, instrumentalist, lifelong songwriter. Since her early childhood, the Brooklyn-born-and-based artist has occupied her time with music. “Basically I was born and immediately started wanting to be a rock star,” Konigsberg told Pitchfork in July of last year (she was a 2020 Pitchfork Rising Artist). By the time she won a five-borough battle-of-the-bands contest as a teenager Konigsberg had already been performing solo sets in cafes around her native Park Slope, and in 2013 she would link with fellow Bard classmates Nina Ryser and Ani Ivry-Block to form the egalitarian art-punk outfit Palberta, a beloved DIY scene fixture who have recently come to wider attention on the back of their critically-acclaimed 2021 album ‘Palberta5000“.

First 200 records are hand-numbered. Fist come, first-served.

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