Alligator, Naomi / Concession Stand Girl
Album: Concession Stand Girl   Collection:General
Artist:Alligator, Naomi   Added:Feb 2023
Label:Carpark Records  

Recent Airplay
1. May 06, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Concession Stand Girl
3. Mar 31, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Big Blue World
2. Apr 08, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Big Blue World

Album Review
Reviewed 2023-02-21
RIYL: Kimya Dawson, Babehoven, Anna McClellan, quinnie

Concession Stand Girl is indie Virginia-native Corrinne James’ latest EP as Naomi Alligator. It’s clear that James’ put a lot of thought into the “plot diagram” of this 4-track EP. In this voice-forward extended play, James matures with every song, starting with the lyrical naiveté of a teenager and ending with the understanding of someone who’s experienced (but might not fully understand) adulthood. Like others in its genre, this EP is very personal and oddly folksy, with LOTS of banjo, some soft guitar, and touches of surprisingly well-placed synth.

Recs: 1, 3, 4

*(1:49) Concession Stand Girl - mid-slow tempo… banjo-heavy… folksy twang… good chorus that grows on you as the song goes on
(2:31) Momma - mid-tempo, very calm and consistent throughout, very youthful (?)... dreamy in a retrospective way
*(3:41) Anywhere Else - mid-fast tempo, guitar and minimal synth help make it the least folksy song on the EP… if the last song was written by a high schooler, this one was written by a university student
*(1:55) Big Blue World - mid-slow tempo… a sweet song with some banjo… good closing track

Track Listing
1. Concession Stand Girl   3. Anywhere Else
2. Momma   4. Big Blue World