Brooklyn-based alternative folk duo The Bergamot have announced the February 11th, 2016release of their new album Tones as well as their upcoming 48 State "Unity Tour." At each stop of the tour, The Bergamot will be inviting fans to sign their car as a symbol of unity. The "Unity Tour" kicks off in NYC on January 2nd, 2016, with a homecoming in South Bend, IN on April 2nd. It also marks the band's last tour in their 2002 Volvo, which has racked up over 263,000 miles throughout their history of touring.
The Bergamot recently launched The Unity Collective USA Kickstarter in hopes of raising $15,000 to help fund the upcoming tour. The money will be used to maintain the Volvo throughout the tour, in addition to documenting the entire experience and providing updates to fans along the way. Rewards for backing the Kickstarter include credits in the "Unity Tour" documentary, Unity Tour t-shirts, personalized videograms, personal songs, and the opportunity to book a private house concert. For more information on The Bergamot and the "Unity Tour," please visit: www.thebergamot.com.
Consisting of husband-and-wife duo Nathaniel Paul Hoff and Jillian Speece, The Bergamot arrived on the international music scene in 2012 when they won Bud Light Battle of the Bands. Since then, the band has seen their popularity balloon, taking them from coast to coast and from continent to continent.
Drawing upon influences such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, The Dave Matthews Band and Bob Dylan, The Bergamot writes songs that are uplifting, catchy, and enchanting as Jillian's velvety alto voice blends seamlessly with Nathaniel's ethereal vocals to create dynamic harmonies. The band weaves intimate storytelling with articulate instrumentation, crafting an innovative indie folk-rock sound that combines both the joys and heartaches of life into a story. Since meeting in their hometown of South Bend, Indiana in 2003, Nathaniel and Jillian have released three albums and toured extensively across North America and Europe.
Thanks to their uplifting and infectiously sweet sound, The Bergamot has been taking the music world by storm - earning the affection and admiration of BuzzFeed, Daytrotter, The Aquarian Weekly, ICON Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Brooklyn Vegan, Kings of A&R, The Deli Magazine, and so many more, as well as a recent placement on ABC's "Blood & Oil." The Bergamot have also opened up for artists such as All American Rejects, Young The Giant, and Ben Sollee, as well as performed at SXSW, Taste of Chicago, The Traverse City Film Festival, and Bud Lights Port Paradise Music Festival.
The Bergamot will be releasing their new album Tones on February 11th, 2016. For more information on The Bergamot, please visit:www.thebergamot.com.
1. Forget About Tomorrow
3. Burst Out
4. The Bends
6. Fade Away
7. School Notes
10. Next To You
11. Money Honey
12. Feels The Same
Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/12 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
1/2 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
2/11 - Clarkston, GA @ Georgia Perimeter College
3/31 - St. Paul, MN @ University of St. Thomas
4/2 - South Bend, IN @ The Morris Civic