Matt Berninger, frontman of The National, shares a remix of “One More Second” from his acclaimed debut solo record Serpentine Prison by Future Islands today; share/check it out HERE. “Every time I put on Future Islands my impression of the human condition improves,” notes Berninger. “Their remix of “One More Second” kills me.” Rolling Stone praised the original’s “shuffling drums, rich organ, blooming backing vocals and …tasteful piano solo,” while Stereogum called the track “an elegant acoustic jam.”
Serpentine Prison, produced by famed Memphis multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones, is available via Book’s Records, a new imprint formed by Berninger and Jones in conjunction with Concord Records, stream/order HERE.
Serpentine Prison features contributions from a wide array of notable artists, including Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*Eater), Andrew Bird, Mike Brewer, Hayden Desser, Scott Devendorf (The National, LNZNDRF), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz), Booker T. Jones, Teddy Jones, Brent Knopf (EL VY, Menomena), Ben Lanz (The National, Beirut, LNZNDRF), Walter Martin (The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*Eater), Sean O'Brien, Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan), Kyle Resnick (The National, Beirut), Matt Sheehy (EL VY, Lost Lander) and Harrison Whitford (Phoebe Bridgers). Additional production on the album was provided by Sean O’Brien.
In addition to his duties as frontman of acclaimed rock group The National, with whom he won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for 2017’s Sleep Well Beast, Berninger also collaborated with Brent Knopf (Ramona Falls, Menomena) under the moniker EL VY for the 2015 release Return to the Moon. In 2019 Berninger appeared in Between Two Ferns: The Movie and teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers to contribute the song “Walking on a String” to the film’s soundtrack.