Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison

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Serpentine Prison is the debut solo studio album by American singer songwriter (and member of American band The National) Matt Berninger, released in October 2020 via Book Records and Concord Records.

Serpentine Prison was produced by renowned Memphis multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. & The MG’s fame) will be released via Book Records, a new imprint formed by Berninger and Jones in conjunction with Concord Records.

In celebration of the upcoming release (the first on the new imprint) In May 2020 Berninger released the video for the title track “Serpentine Prison”, which was directed, shot and edited by Tom Berninger and Chris Sgroi. The video was filmed at Earthstar Creation Center, Venice, CA.

“The song ‘Serpentine Prison’ was written in December 2018, about a week after recording The National’s I Am Easy to Find,” Berninger explains about the new track. “For a long time, I had been writing songs for movies and musicals and other projects where I needed to get inside someone else’s head and convey another person’s feelings. I liked doing that, but I was ready to dig back into my own garbage and this was the first thing that came out.”

Berninger continues, “The title is from a twisting sewer pipe that drains into the ocean near LAX. There’s a cage on the pipe to keep people from climbing out to sea. I worked on the song with Sean O’Brien and Harrison Whitford and recorded it about six months later with Booker T. Jones producing. It feels like an epilogue, so I named the record after it and put it last.”

The album features contributions from a wide array of notable artists, including Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*Eater), Andrew Bird, Mike Brewer, Hayden Desser, Scott Devendorf (The National), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz), Booker T. Jones, Teddy Jones, Brent Knopf (EL VY, Menomena), Ben Lanz (The National, Beirut), Walter Martin (The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*Eater), Sean O'Brien, Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan), Kyle Resnick (The National, Beirut), Matt Sheehy (EL VY, Lost Lander) and Harrison Whitford (Phoebe Bridgers). Additional production on the album was provided by Sean O’Brien.

This album is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with a printed inner sleeve, pressed in Europe via Book and Concord Records.







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Serpentine Prison

SKU 10995
Record Label Book Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number CRE01278
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 16 October 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 16 October 2020
Barcode # 888072176812
Shipping Weight 0.3300kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular

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