“Makes Me Sick” The Berries

Seattle band The Berries have released a new video for their new single “Makes Me Sick.” The song is a taste of their forthcoming release Berryland, due out September 20th via Run For Cover Records. From vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, Matt Berry, “I’ve always been attracted to pop sensibilities and I was interested in making music that leaned more towards that instead of volume and distortion,” he explains. After a handful of demos, The Berries’ released their 2018 debut LP Start All Over Again, which documented a miserable Seattle winter.

After tracking drums with Trevor Spencer at his studio outside Seattle, Way Out, Berry began the in-depth process of recording nearly every other instrument on the album in his own home. “Every day I wake up and if I’m not working, I’m in my cave for eight hours makng music, so I was very used to spending days just working on a song,” he recalls. The extra time spent tinkering and experimenting can be heard in Berryland’s vast array of guitar tones, psychedelic flourishes, and layered vocal harmonies. Traces of Berry’s punk roots remain in the occasional noisy guitar squall, which meets the jangle and twang with surprising cohesion. Driving all the guitars is Berryland’s secret weapon: its attention to rhythm. The sense of groove and occasional electronic percussion are subtle but key elements of the album’s pulse, often inspired by Berry’s love of the 1990s intersection of rock and danceable beats.

The Berries
Berryland
tracklisting
Run For Cover Records

1. Makes Me Sick
2. Lowest Form Of Life
3. Fruit
4. Passing Scene
5. Feral Eyes
6. D.Y.W.I.B.
7. Hell On The Speedway
8. Along The Water
9. Pedestal
10. Heavy Rain

The Berries
Tour Dates:

9/20 – Seattle, WA @ Kame House (Record Release)
9/21 – Seattle, WA @ Everyday Music (Daytime)
9/26 – Eugene, OR @ Wandering Goat Cafe
9/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
9/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Non Plus Ultra
9/29 – Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate
9/30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/1 – El Paso, TX @ TBA
10/3 – Houston, TX @ TBA
10/4 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (supporting JEFF The Brotherhood)
10/5 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada (supporting JEFF The Brotherhood)
10/7 – Denver, CO @ TBA
10/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
10/9 – Boise, ID @ TBA
10/10 – Portland, OR @ Blackwater