Category Archives: Music by Bergman

Music by Bergman: Flying Lotus

Described as “an astral afro-futurist masterpiece of deep soul, cosmic dust and startling originality”,  Flying Lotus is back with the 27-track LP ‘Flamagra’ which will arrive tomorrow. The album features a squadron of superstars which includes George Clinton, Little Dragon, Anderson .Paak, David Lynch, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, Solange and more.

Ahead of the release, Flying Lotus has directed a new music video alongside David Firth for the album cut ‘Fire Is Coming’ which features the famous American filmmaker and musician, David Lynch.


Music by Bergman: William Fitzsimmons

American producer and singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons presents ‘Mission Bell’ (2018), a chronicle of the tumultous last year of his life, particularly of the separation from his second wife. The resulting 11-song album tells the story of a 10-year marriage that was destroyed and then finally rebuilt from zero.  William Fitzsimmons is known for quiet melodies, introspective lyrics and engrossing emotional narratives. Tonight in concert at Tradicionàrius.

Music by Bergman: Chappaqua Wrestling

Brighton has produced a host of promising indie artists lately – several of which are bound for massive success. Although they’ve moved away now, Manchester certainly hasn’t taken the beach vibes out of Chappaqua Wrestling‘s Charlie Woods and Jake Mac.

The duo have caught the attention of many since their fairly recent formation, and there’s no mystery as to why. Pulling inspiration from artists like Steely Dan, Beach Boys and Teenage Fanclub, Chappaqua Wrestling are able to blend elements of indie rock and americana with atmospheric, electronic undertones in a way that feels familiar, but remains as unique as it sounds. Following their killer debut, “EP 1,” Charlie Woods and Jake Mac are back with their brand spankin’ new single ‘Plant Trees.’ Earth friendly and catchy as hell, the Manchester by way of Brighton boys have proven to be nothing short of talented.

Music by Bergman: Fat White Family

Known for their memorable live shows and their controversy, Fat White Family returns after three years of silence with a new studio album Serfs Up! (Domino Records, 2019). An album that continues with that dirty rock that navigates between post-punk and the psychedelia of previous albums like Songs For Our Mothers (Fat Possum Records, 2016), but adds a more danceable touch with the use of synthesizers, as it’s shown in their first single “Feet”.

Music by Bergman: Crows

Crows formed in 2015 and have since built a considerable following for the intensity of their live shows which have seen the band members break bones as well as instruments. Supporting the likes of Girl Band and Wolf Alice in the past, the band will take their deafening live show on the road in support of IDLES.

With a string of successful singles and EPs under their belt, “Silver Tongues” has been a long while coming. Recorded in near total darkness to build a sense of atmosphere, the album fulfills both their early potential and confidently showcases a band comfortable across a variety of sonic avenues. From the monolithic noise-rock of the title track and opener, to the sky-scraping “Demeanour” and “Wednesday’s Child”, to the blissed-out closer “Dysphoria”, each listen reveals new layers, fresh ideas.

Music by Bergman: Frankie Cosmos

Seems like every song Greta Kline writes is a low-key wallflower anthem, each one full of jangly guitars and lemon-drop lyrics about looking for courage. Even backed by a full band—as she is on the latest Frankie Cosmos record, Vessel, which dropped in March—Kline exudes intimacy and loneliness. “Apathy” is a gawky, dreamy favorite. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

Music by Bergman: TR/ST

Four years after their last album Joyland, Ontario’s dark electro pop group TR/ST has returned with a new single and forthcoming LP and according to founder Robert Alfons, the new project will be darker and more dramatic than any of their previous work.

TR/ST, formerly known as Trust, began when Robert Alfons met Maya Postepski, formerly of the band Austra in 2009, with the band officially beginning in January of 2010. Their first album TRST was released in 2012 with Joyland coming just two years later.  But the Canadian-born electronic artist is making up for that interim this year with not one but two albums, both called The Destroyer,