Coming off the back of three years of relentless touring, Punisher documents the experiences that have shaped Bridgers in this dizzying time, painting a striking portrait that is simultaneously coming-of-age and world weary. Each song possesses a myriad of detail, a quality also found across Bridgers’ body of work in supergroups boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Centre. It’s this detail that transports us to the car in Graceland Too, the 7/11 in Kyoto, and Bridgers’ own room in I Know The End, the album’s rapturous closing track.
Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers is out Friday June 19 via Dead Oceans/Inertia Music.
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