Naomi Alligator is dropping her new album Double Knot on August 26, 2022 via Carpark Records. The singer/songwriter, originally from Virginia attempts to unwind her life from all that is holding her back. In a way, it’s a coming-of-age record about shedding what no longer serves you and, ultimately, finding something like deliverance.
Naomi Alligator began writing Double Knot while living in Philadelphia during the height of the pandemic and the deterioration of a longterm romance.When asked though, Naomi rejects the notion that Double Knot is a breakup album, or autobiographical at all. Moreso, she says, it’s a personal reckoning in which, “the minute before you make a big decision, you tally up the reasons why you don’t want to do what you’re doing anymore.” Longing for a change of scenery, James moved to Los Angeles during summer 2021. In October of that same year, Naomi Alligator made her Carpark Records debut with a 4-song EP called Concession Stand Girl.
Inspired by the music of Liz Phair’s lo-fi and poetic Girly-Sound tapes, James began uploading her own intimate self-recordings on Bandcamp under her secret, amphibious alias. As she was wrapping up her studies at the University of Virginia, people started to notice. In 2018, after a string of online Naomi Alligator releases, James was invited to perform at the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar in Charlottesville. She soon became embedded in the city’s DIY scene, playing regularly with a group of local artists who would become the band Orange Folder. The pandemic put the brakes on their live shows, but all the while James continued to evolve her modern, folk arrangements and self-release music as Naomi Alligator. In May 2020, she put out Small World, her first full-length album.
2. Don’t Get It
4. Blue For You
6. California Girl
7. Makes Me Sick
8. Neighborhood Freak
10. Golden Boy
11. What I Meant
12. My French Summer
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