Bye Bye Berta
In an industry that favors niche branding and subgenre packaging, Palberta is a difficult band to place. Their music is free and uninhibited in a way that makes it all their own. Often, Palberta songs are marked with a child-like communication - chants and lullabies are met with snarling tantrums, while their instruments coo and careen towards an often abrupt finish. Their playful approach to writing produces work that is hyper-emotional - as jarring as it is soothing and as loopy as it is sinister. Palberta were formed when Lily Konigsberg, Anina Ivry-Block and Nina Ryser met while attending Bard College. They honed their sound in basements across the Hudson valley and quickly gained a reputation for their brazen and feverish live shows. Through prolific touring and recording they have developed a dedicated nation-wide following without the aid of a major label. Palberta’s playful approach to writing produces work that is hyper emotional - as jarring as it is soothing and as loopy as it is sinister. Bye Bye Berta is their seventh release and their most sonically expansive recording yet. Recorded by frequent collaborator Paco Cathcart at a library in Roxbury, Connecticut, the record features contributions from artists in their community.