The Berries - "Throne of Ivory (Singles & B-Sides)" is out today, pre-order the cassette and stream it everywhere now
The new album from The Berries titled 'Throne of Ivory (Singles & B-sides)' is out today. The record consists of one-off singles recorded and released over the summer of 2020, along with b-sides from previous and unreleased proper full length albums by The Berries. The limited cassette is available now in our webstore.
Matt Berry, the multi-instrumentalist behind The Berries, has previously released two LP’s on Run for Cover: Start All Over Again (2018), a sparkling case of Neil Young worship, and Berryland (2019), an ennui ridden nod to the sounds of Primal Scream and Americana. On Throne of Ivory, however, Berry no longer stands on the shoulders of songwriting giants. Each song bursts with character, layering frigid piano lines and bubbling synths over Berry’s signature guitar heroics. Eyebrow raising experimentalism meets incredible pop sensibility, imbuing the whole record with the captivating energy of a new voice firing on all cylinders.
The first side of Throne of Ivory showcases a set of singles written and recorded during the summer of 2020, while the second features reworked versions of tracks that were originally written for Berryland and his upcoming third LP. While all of the songs on Throne of Ivory were recorded from the comfort of Berry’s home, he smartly avoids the intentionally amateur sentimentalism usually associated with “bedroom pop.” Instead, Berry exploits the advantages of home recording, outfitting his songs with massive synthetic drums and complex vocal harmonies.