Paul Bergmann Finds His Own ‘Paradise’ on New EP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Paul Bergmann never rests. Last winter, he put out an EP with his full band project, The Fair Moans, and the winter before that he delivered a concise, quiet release under his solo moniker. Even more records have come prior to that, and each has in some way contributed to Bergmann’s experimentation on the guitar, which feels galvanized on his … Continue reading Paul Bergmann Finds His Own ‘Paradise’ on New EP

Try Not to Get Caught in Paul Bergmann’s “MaL.A.ise” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Our sunny city provides plenty of reasons to brood. Recently, the rain has not been a positive influence on anyone’s mood. Though he doesn’t officially live here anymore, Paul Bergmann can relate—he wrote a song to that end. “MaL.A.ise” will appear on the next album from the Fair Moans, Make Yourself … Continue reading

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Paul Bergmann Gives So Much on Nothing At All

My love for Paul Bergmann came about accidentally. He shared a bill at the Bootleg in August of 2016 with strong favorite of mine at the time, Oh Pep!; I hadn’t heard his music or even his name before the show, so I had no reason to anticipate anything revelatory. But once he began playing, I was instantly drawn to his sultry voice, expert whistling, … Continue reading Paul Bergmann Gives So Much on Nothing At All

Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  As I ponder this record, the final image is one that I can’t seem to shake. Paul Bergmann arranged his new album, Stars and Streams, so a track called “Goodbye” feels like everything is coming to a close, yet is only the penultimate track on the record. The song that follows, “100 Years,” releases not only the body, but … Continue reading Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams

Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  As I ponder this record, the final image is one that I can’t seem to shake. Paul Bergmann arranged his new album, Stars and Streams, so a track called “Goodbye” feels like everything is coming to a close, yet is only the penultimate track on the record. The song that follows, “100 Years,” releases not only the body, but also … Continue reading Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams

Australian Duo Oh Pep! Enchant the Bootleg Theater with Charming Folk Rock

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Danielle Gornbein.  Thursday night at the Bootleg was a trove of fresh talent. Three solid acts, culminating with Australian folk pop duo Oh Pep!, all commanded the stage with their unique touches on acoustic and folk rock. This was my third time seeing these Aussies, and I have to say that the third time really is … Continue reading Australian Duo Oh Pep! Enchant the Bootleg Theater with Charming Folk Rock