Skip to product information
1 of 1

Squirrel Flower - I Was Born Swimming [Limited Edition Rust and Blue Color Vinyl]

Squirrel Flower - I Was Born Swimming [Limited Edition Rust and Blue Color Vinyl]

Regular price $ 18.88 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 18.88 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Ella O'Connor Williams, also known as Squirrel Flower, was born on August 11, 1996, the hottest day of the year, still inside of a translucent caul sac membrane, surrounded by amniotic fluid. Born with a membrane between her and the rest of the world, yet still very much connected to and dependent on a larger life force. It's this origin story that inspired the name of Squirrel Flower's new album I Was Born Swimming.

Williams comes from a deep-rooted musical family tree. Her grandparents were classical musicians who lived in the Gate Hill Co-op, an artistic cooperative from upstate New York that grew out of Black Mountain College. Ella's father, Jesse Williams, spent most of his life as a touring jazz and blues performer and educator and lends his bass playing to the album (listen for his smooth solo on "Headlights"). Growing up in a family of hard-working musicians fostered a love of music and started Williams down her own musical path. As a child, Williams adopted the alter ego of Squirrel Flower. A couple of years later, she began singing with the Boston Children's Chorus while studying music theory and teaching herself to play the guitar. As a teen, she discovered the Boston DIY and folk music scenes and began writing, recording, and performing her own songs, now returning to the name Squirrel Flower as her chosen moniker. By the time Williams had begun performing live, recording and touring she was already well on her way to the signature artful songcraft heard on the album.

  1. I-80
  2. Red Shoulder
  3. Slapback
  4. Eight Hours
  5. Headlights
  6. Honey, Oh Honey!
  7. Seasonal Affective Disorder
  8. Home
  9. Streetlight Blues
  10. Rush
  11. Belly of the City
  12. I Was Born Swimming

Shipping & Returns

Shipping
We ship within two business days when possible. Remember, Media Mail is cheap but gets very little love from the postal service. Expect long waits and few tracking updates. We recommend USPS Priority or UPS Ground.

Returns
Thirty days if unopened, you pay the postage to us. If the item is defective or the delivery person folded it, please reach out ASAP for us to fix the issue. After 30 days, you own it!

Care Instructions

Keep away from the sun.

Never place it next to a Justin Bieber record.

Treat it like your grandma, you know if she was a record. Know what I mean? Tender care, don't talk back, and never interupt during Murder She Wrote. Wait - what the hell was I writing about-

One of the the best vinyl record albums by Squirrel Flower - I Was Born Swimming [Limited Edition Rust and Blue Color Vinyl]

Voted Best Online Record Store 2022

View full details