Saint Bernadette is gearing up for the release of their fifth album, but the strive for production perfection is bumping the release of The Nevers to October 4, 2011. Saint Bernadette’s lead vocalist Meredith DiMenna, along with her now ex-husband and ex-bandmate Keith Saunders, wrote and recorded the album throughout and following the end of their musical and emotional partnership.
A limited run of The Nevers will come in a crystal tomb, not unlike that of the real Saint Bernadette’s, on CD and vinyl. The clear cases will be silk screened in metallic gold.
The impressive art albums are only available for pre-order for $49.99. Pre-orders for all album formats includes an instant gratification free download of "In the Time of Moses."
Around the new release date, Saint Bernadette will be on the road through the Fall with Chamberlin & Fort Frances in the MidWest.
Produced by Danny Kadar [My Morning Jacket, Avett Brothers], The Nevers is the sound of a marriage falling apart. The anger and betrayal mixed in with sadness and even hope, its recording is a musical chronicle of DiMenna and Saunders’ break-up after 10 years together, the last three as man and wife as well as collaborators.
Producer Kadar explained its appeal: “This is the kind of album, when you’re going through these kinds of things, a friend hands it to you and says, ‘Listen to this.’ And nothing else will do.”
“It’s been difficult for me to figure out what to say about the album,” says Meredith, who cites Ella Fitzgerald and Dusty Springfield as her varieties, but has been compared to every female diva from Shirley Bassey to Grace Slick and PJ Harvey, not to mention Robert Plant, Jim Morrison and Greg Dulli. “I think the songs speak for both of us”.
The Nevers by Saint Bernadette
SAINT BERNADETTE TOUR DATES
Sept 27 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House – w/ Chamberlin & Fort Frances
Sept 28 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room – w/ Chamberlin & Fort Frances
Sept 29 – Denver, CO – Walnut Room – w/ Chamberlin
Sept 30 – Boulder, CO – Triple Nickel- w/ Chamberlin
Oct 2 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up – w/ Chamberlin & Fort Frances
Oct 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet – w/ Chamberlin & Fort Frances
Oct 21 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter
Oct 22 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle – w/ Chamberlin & Fort Frances
Oct 22 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection – w/ Chamberlin & Fort Frances
Oct 23 – Traverse City, MI – Opera House – w/ Chamberlin & Fort Frances