The Natvral

As the frontman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kip Berman wrote songs about the thrills and ills of young adult life with the care and concern of a cool older sibling. The long-standing New York City indiepop group disbanded soon after releasing their final record, The Echo of Pleasure (2017), and Berman found himself at a creative crossroads. He wanted to keep making music, but the themes and sounds he was interested in had shifted; it felt time for a course correction.

Enter Tethers, Berman’s first solo record as The Natvral, which finds him coming to terms with the changes in his own life by observing those transformations in the people he’s known – a self-portrait in relief. In the time between making his last record with his former band, Berman’s life and location have shifted dramatically, as he welcomed a daughter, then a son, and moved from Brooklyn to Princeton. With his new identity as a parent came a crucial shift in how he approached music. Gone were the months in a cramped tour van and late nights rehearsing with his band in a windowless warehouse space. In its place were amorphous, suburban afternoons playing whimsical songs to two young children, while writing music for himself after their bedtime.

But in this time away from the life of a touring artist, Berman discovered an unvarnished, broken folk rock sound-- a marked departure from his previous work.

  • Nov 12, 2021
    Jersey City, United States
    White Eagle Hall
  • Nov 15, 2021
    Philadelphia, United States
    Union Transfer
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Alexandria, United States
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Annapolis, United States
    Rams Head On Stage
  • Dec 1, 2021
    Kingston, United States
  • Dec 2, 2021
    Montreal, Canada
    La Sala Rossa
  • Dec 3, 2021
    Toronto, Canada
    The Baby G
  • Dec 4, 2021
    Cleveland, United States
    Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
  • Dec 6, 2021
    Chicago, United States
    Empty Bottle
  • Dec 7, 2021
    Fort Wayne, United States
    One Lucky Guitar Inc
  • Dec 8, 2021
    Pittsburgh, United States
    Club Cafe
  • Dec 10, 2021
    Queens County, United States
    TV Eye
  • Dec 11, 2021
    Washington, United States
    Songbyrd Music House
  • Mar 9, 2022
    New York City, United States
    Various venues, NYC
  • May 2, 2022
    Barcelona, Spain
  • May 3, 2022
    Valencia, Spain
    Loco Club
  • May 4, 2022
    Madrid, Spain
  • May 5, 2022
    Ourense, Spain
    Café & Pop Torgal
  • May 6, 2022
    Vigo, Spain
    Radar Estudios
  • May 7, 2022
    Porto, Portugal
    Hotel Mouco

The Natvral - "New Year's Night"

The Natvral - “Sylvia, the Cup of Youth” (live)

The Natvral - "Sun Blisters"

The Natvral - “New Moon” (Official Video)

The Natvral - Why Don't You Come Out Anymore? (Official Video)

The Natvral - "New Moon" (live)

The Natvral - “Ramona” (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart cover)

THE NATVRAL - "Know Me More" [Official Video]

The Natvral - "Home" [Official Video]

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