PHONY Announces East Coast and Midwest Tour Dates; Debut Album out October 18th
ANNOUNCES EAST COAST AND MIDWEST TOUR DEBUT ALBUM SONGS YOU’LL NEVER SING OUT OCTOBER 18th via SMARTPUNK RECORDS
BOSTON, MA – Indie multi-instrumentalist Neil Berthier AKA PHONY will be hitting the road in support of his debut album Songs You’ll Never Sing, which is due out on October 18th via Smartpunk Records. This outing will kick off at Hong Kong in Boston on October 24th then head down the East Coast stopping in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Richmond, and DC along the way before it heads toward the Midwest stops in Detroit, Chicago, Akron. It will conclude in Albany, NY on November 8th.
PHONY is the exact opposite of the moniker’s definition. The genre-bending debut LP, Songs You’ll Never Sing is an amalgamation of emotional pop songs coupled with dark droning trails of the mind, leaving the listener wondering what is coming next. 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 now Boston-based act has been traveling alone for some time now. 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. Catch him on tour this Fall!
“Restaurant” (Pallet Session)
Pre-orders for Songs You’ll Never Sing including limited-edition vinyl and merchandise are under way and can be purchased from Smartpunk Records’ web store.