Concord Music Publishing Signs Deal With Matt Berninger of the National
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Today, Concord Music Publishing is pleased to announce a new deal with Matt Berninger, front man of the indie rock band The National. The new worldwide deal, effective immediately, will cover Berninger’s solo works and projects outside The National.
Berninger has been focusing on his solo career with the release of his most recent single, “Distant Axis,” off of his upcoming album Serpentine Prison. The album will be his first solo record and is set to be released October 2nd via Concord Records/Book Records. The album was produced by Stax Records legend, Booker T. Jones. Prior to the release of this most recent single, the video for the album’s title track was released in May 2020.
“Good songs have brought me more joy and comfort than any other thing. I feel lucky that I get to do this for a living, so I’m very very happy to start working with Tom DeSavia and everyone at Concord Music Publishing,” says Matt Berninger.
A singer recognized for his deep baritone, brooding delivery, and contemplative, literate lyrics, Matt Berninger rose to fame during the 2000s as front man of Brooklyn indie rockers, The National, who draw influence from Americana, Alternative country-rock, chamber pop and post-punk styles. The group has released eight studio albums over their career that have earned them critical praise and a dedicated fan base.
Berninger has been involved in projects other than The National, including his new wave-influenced duo EL VY. Additionally, he co-founded the nonprofit organization, 7-inches for Planned Parenthood, a curated series of records featuring music, comedy, spoken word, and visual art released in support of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
"We are so honored to begin working with Matt Berninger at this point in his career, on the eve of the release of his first solo album, Serpentine Prison,” said Tom DeSavia, SVP of A&R/Artist Relations at Concord Music Publishing. “Matt remains one of the most distinctive songwriters in contemporary popular music; subversively literary, unapologetically steeped in melodic tradition, yet unpredictable in his approach. We are all beyond thrilled that Matt has joined the Concord Music Publishing family."
Berninger has collaborated with several artists throughout his career including Andrew Bird, Jon Brion, and Julien Baker; his collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers on their single “Walking on a String” was featured in Zach Galifiankis’ Netflix film Between Two Ferns: The Movie.
Source Concord Music Publishing
August 3, 2020 12:00pm ET by Pressparty