with Spring Silver (Solo)
Songbyrd and Susan Presents
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Thursday October 31, 2019
Inspired by the progressiveness of indie rock staples like Built to Spill and Death Cab For Cutie, PHONY keeps an even keel by combining that with the classic sensibilities of Nirvana and Weezer’s Pinkerton. The subject matter covers everything from love, trust, psychedelics, anxiety, alcoholism and lucid dreams that feel much like the songs themselves.
The album’s opening “claustrophobia” brings the listener into a dreamy swing ballad that turns into an explosive introduction to the album as a whole. The twists and turns throughout are not only intentional, but something that feels refreshing and new to the music landscape at large.
The now Boston-based act has been traveling alone for sometime. After originally hailing from New Orleans and building a strong and loyal following in the vast musical ecosystem that the city is known for, he spent a year in Nashville to calm down for a while and get back to loving music again. In the process of doing so, Berthier moved to Chicago, where he started to tour and perfect the direction of where he wanted to go next with the project. Songs You’ll Never Sing was recorded, mixed and engineered by Michael Saladis one blistering hot week in June of 2018 at The Palace in New Orleans, LA. The humidity is felt throughout the record, bringing delirium to the forefront and putting the woes of the mundane on the back burner.