Friday, June 28, 2019

3 Songs: On Repeat from Berwanger – Watching A Garden Die

Berwanger is the solo project of Josh Berwanger of Radar State, The Only Children, and The Anniversary, his fourth solo album, Watching A Garden Die, is out today via Wiretap Records.  The new album is Berwanger’s most personal, raw and revealing record yet retains his penchant for power-pop and country-leaning rock.  
 Standouts include the two singles, “Friday Night” with its anthemic sing-along refrain and “Bad Vibrations” with its upbeat, danceable rhythm, help to disguise the anxiety lurking underneath.  Other standouts include “Long Way Down”, featuring guest vocals from Matt Pryor (Radar State and the Get Up Kids) and his daughter Lily Pryor, and “When I Was Young”, a nostalgic rumination on growing older set to aching pedal steel (played by Casey James Prestwood of Hot Rod Circuit) and steady acoustic guitars.  The closer, “Remain Untamed” with its catchy vocal phrasing and hopeful outlook is one Berwanger’s finest songs to date.     
Stream and purchase Watching A Garden Die here:

Berwanger creates the best videos for his songs with humor and nostalgia in equal measures.  Here are 3 from Watching A Garden Die.  Enjoy!
“Bad Vibrations”

“Friday Night”

“When I Was Young”


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