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The former leader of dream pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kip Berman, will be presenting his new solo project with a concert on 4 May at Siroco, playing tracks from the début album Tethers.
This album includes nine songs and is produced by Andy Savours, who has worked with other groups such as TPOBPAH and My Bloody Valentine. It features guest artists such as Jacob Sloan, Brian Alvarez, Sarah Chihaya, Kyle Forester de Woods, and Crystal Stilts.
Kip Berman is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who fronted The Pains of Being Pure at Heart from 2007 to 2019. After the band split up, Berman decided go solo, drawing inspiration from American folk rock singer-songwriters such as Richard and Linda Thompson, Neil Young, Ted Leo, and Leonard Cohen. In 2018 he released his first EP, Know Me More.
Now he is unleashing a full-length album, a kind of self-portrait exploring the time spent away from the life of a touring musician. It also offers a detailed study of American folk country, clothed in a very personal, sentimental but direct style, without any fuss or frills.