19 October 2020
MATT BERNINGER released his debut solo LP Serpentine Prison last Friday.
A most compelling heart and soul work from The National’s crooner.
The day after he performed live for CBS TV on their Saturday Sessions Show.
Berninger sang a few songs off the LP. Just beautiful.
– COLLAR OF YOUR SHIRT –
– SERPENTINE PRISON –
– ONE MORE SECOND –
18 October 2020
Artist: MATT BERNINGER (Cincinnati) – frontman of The National
Album: SERPENTINE PRISON – his first solo LP
Released: 16 October 2020
NME: “The singer takes in rich influences for a deep, intimate listen to be filed next to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Boatman’s Call’ and Leonard Cohen’s ‘You Want It Darker’… The result is an open and timeless collection that finds the singer kneeling at the altar of classic songwriting… Sure, it rests in a lot of the sonic territory of The National, and this isn’t the departure that his peppy indie-pop side-project EL VY represents, but what we do have is an intimate and generous offering from one of 21st Century rock’s most prominent voices.” Score: 4/5.
Berninger: “Between the pandemic and the fires and raging facism and everything, it’s grim.
It’s sometimes tough to process.”
TUTV: “A shiny diamond!”
MATT BERNIGER: Facebook
New sonic impulses…
17 July 2020
The National‘s general and emotive crooner MATT BERNINGER launches his solo debut album called SERPENTINE PRISON on 2 October via Book Records. After the emotive title track here’s another moody meditation. A whispering beauty.
Listen to DISTANT AXIS…
Previous single – SERPENTINE PRISON –
MATT BERNINGER: Facebook
New sonic impulses…
21 May 2020
All devoted fans of The National definitely know that their frontman and crooner
voice MATT BERNINGER will release his solo debut album called SERPENTINE PRISON
on 2 October via Book Records. Here’s the title track. An emotive and introspective reverie.
A moody beauty…
Artwork SERPENTINE PRISON album
29 February 2020
THE NATIONAL‘s frontman MATT BERNINGER covered the tremendously moving song ‘HOLES‘ by one of my longtime favorite bands MERCURY REV. He did it for 7 inches for PLANNED PARENTHOOD joining other big-name acts such as Foo Fighters, St Vincent and Bon Iver who also contributed to the cause. Matt Berninger’s version is intimate, tender and just magical. A touching pearl that touches heart and soul.
Capture the magnificence here…
And here the heavenly original by Mercury Rev…
MERCURY REV: Facebook
The National‘s frontman Matt Berninger after the after-shows experience…
Full interview here