Kip Berman has already proven himself a master of the genre exercise. On their 2009 debut album, Berman’s former band the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart served up pristinely fuzzed-out ’80s indie-pop. Then, with 2011’s Belong, they showed equal facility with dreamy arena-scaled ’90s alt-rock. TPOBPAH continued to mine ’80s and ’90s inspirations for the rest of their run, concluding with a full-length cover of Tom Petty’s 1989 smash hit Full Moon Fever. But Berman has embarked upon a full-scale stylistic makeover for his new solo project.
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