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|CHARLIE BURG SHARES DEBUT LP INFINITELY TALL OUT NOW VIA FADER LABEL|
PLUS, SEE CHARLIE BURG LIVE ON TOUR THIS FALL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
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|Painting: Charlie Burg / Editing: Corinne Ferman|
|“Brimming with effervescent energy, the rising sensation partners layers of soothing guitar melodies with country-tinged vocals for a modern-pop tune.”|
|“Combining the intellectualism of Vampire Weekend and the raw danceability of Toro y Moi, Burg is certainly an artist to keep your eyes on.”|
|“Pairing vocals reminiscent of early-Ezra Koenig with a lo-fi indie-folk framework, Burg realises that homespun original is truest to song’s intimate subject matter.”|
“His music has an effortlessness to it, as though he’s just sat down one day and out its flowed, straight from the heart. He just gets it.”
|Photo credit: Angela Ricciardi|
|Brooklyn-based, Metro-Detroit-bred singer-songwriter Charlie Burg shares his highly anticipated debut LP Infinitely Tall via FADER Label, out everywhere now. Hear the new music and longtime fan favorites live this fall as Charlie hits the road across North America through November, with tickets on sale now via charlieburg.world/tix.|
Charlie Burg’s 15 track LP, Infinitely Tall, is told in three chapters, each tied to a specific place–from his childhood house in Detroit, to college in Syracuse, and now, life in New York City. The project explores the various spaces in one’s life that may make, break, shape and uplift, using lush soundscapes that blend genres and transcend location, age, space and time. In addition to co-producing the project with Mike Malchicoff, (Bo Burnham, Niall Horan, Kids See Ghosts and King Princess), Burg plays nearly every instrument on the LP.
Speaking to the chapter book structure of the album, Burg’s goal was to design a body of work that mirrored the stages of his own life and the places that have shaped him throughout his life thus far, Burg explains, “I formatted this album in a three-chapter layout, with each group of five songs representing a different space in my life. The first is representative of the dreamlike nostalgia of one’s hometown; the second embodies a college house and the free spirit and recklessness of young adulthood; the third is city life, an ejection from youth into adulthood and the endlessness that stretches out before you in the smoky urban expanses.”
On the debut record, Charlie Burg says, “The album is a reflection on spaces – namely houses – and the ways that we are shaped by our physical surroundings. “Infinitely Tall” is a phrase from the final track of the album which was born out of a jam session with my friend Rebecca in my hometown years ago. As I reflected on the concept of the album that phrase accurately encapsulated the feeling I had when thinking about home. We might change. Home might change. But some things never die.”
The release of the album follows the previously released dynamic groove of “Ooh! Sumthin’ New” where Burg craves a change of pace, and the gentle “Chicago (Take It or Leave It),” a track that is carried by a smooth electric guitar and sweet, soulful vocals and feels like running into an old friend. Its accompanying video, directed by Jabari Canada and edited by Wesley Sanchez, shows Burg playing a lonely pizza shop employee and after making the pie, hand-delivers the box to an anonymous doorstep to reveal the physical record sitting inside the box to conclude the video.
Previous releases have caught the attention of countless major tastemakers, including Matt Wilksinson of Beats 1, who premiered “Channel Orange In Your Living Room,” says the single is Burg’s “most self-assured track yet.” Burg has garnered over 2.2M monthly Spotify listeners and millions more total streams and has been included on Spotify heavy-hitter playlists like Lorem, Pollen and Fresh Finds and many more. Over the span of his recent releases, Burg has received a slew of support from Wonderland, NME, DORK, Ones to Watch and many more. Already a touring veteran at age 25, Burg has hit the road with the likes of Ashe, Jeremy Zucker and Moonchild, with an ever-growing list of accomplishments showing no signs of slowing down. Plus, April and May 2022 saw sold out shows for Burg from LA’s Troubadour to New York’s Bowery Ballroom, complete with a crowd surf to the single, “Dancing Through the Mental Breakdown” here.
New York City fans got a taste of what’s to come on tour when Burg recently played to a lively, packed Bella Ciao–a pizzeria in Manhattan’s Little Italy matching the theme of recent “Chicago” (Take It Or Leave It)” video. With support from rising pop singer Mia Gladstone, the surprise show’s proceeds went to Keep Our Clinics, a fundraising campaign for independent abortion clinics across the U.S.
The expansive debut LP from Charlie Burg, Infinitely Tall, is finally out everywhere now via FADER Label. Layered, cinematic and his most realized work yet, the 15 track project is the vehicle through which Burg redefines what home might look like as he makes his way through his twenties, away from the homes he once knew, and builds new ones where listeners, along with him, can take refuge.
Don’t miss Charlie Burg live on tour across North America this fall. Tickets are on sale now at charlieburg.world/tix. Connect with Charlie on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to stay up-to-date with the rising singer-songwriter who is just getting started.
Listen: “Ooh! Sumthin’ New”
Listen: “Chicago (Take It Or Leave It)” | Watch
Listen: “Break The Rhythm” | Watch
Painting: Charlie Burg / Editing: Corinne Ferman
|Infinitely Tall Tracklisting (LP) |
The Haus Lives Forever
Chicago (Take It Or Leave It)
The Five-Month Song
Break The Rhythm
Dancing Through The Mental Breakdown
Ooh! Sumthin’ New
Your Friends Not Mine
Blue Wave Blues
Gold Sounds 3am
A Comet Over Bandemer
|Charlie Burg Fall Tour 2022|
North American Dates
Oct. 12 – Washington DC – Union Stage
Oct. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
Oct. 15 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
Oct. 18 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
Oct. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Oct. 21 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Oct. 22 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
Oct. 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Garage
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Oct. 28 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
Nov. 1 – Portland, OR – Holocene
Nov. 2 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov. 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Nov. 5 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Nov. 8 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Nov. 10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Nov. 11 – Des Moines, IA – xBK Live
Nov. 12 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop
Nov. 13 – Detroit, MI – El Club
Nov. 15 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Lounge
Nov. 17- New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov. 21 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Photo credit: Dannah Gottlieb
Charlie Burg Bio:
Where were you the first time you heard Charlie Burg’s Infinitely Tall? Or, rather — where will you be? What does that place mean to you? Hopefully, it’s somewhere special.
Infinitely Tall is about spaces — the ones that make, break, shape and uplift us. The debut album from the Metro Detroit, Michigan-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, takes place across three chapters, each tied to a specific, precious locale: Chapter One in Charlie’s childhood home in Detroit; Chapter Two in Syracuse, at Charlie’s beloved college house; and Chapter Three in the vast expanses of New York City. Each chapter is its own gorgeous, rose-tinted paean to home, or the feeling of home, wherever it may lie.
Infinitely Tall marks a shift for Charlie. Across this album’s 15 generous, skyward-looking songs, he augments his bedrock of lo-fi soul and lush indie-pop with piquant, arresting new textures: the forward motion of driving post-punk, sparkling electronic abrasion, the melodic grip of romantic 90s indie-rock. Marrying the golden-era perfectionism of his early music with an enticing new fondness for chaos, the entirety of Charlie’s musical outlook comes to the fore here. “My whole life, I’ve been reticent to give something my all, so for the project I spared none of my instincts,” he says. “I knew I had to take a crack at something ambitious.”
Perhaps ‘ambitious’ undersells it. These songs are rich and cinematic, bristling with the rush of old sense-memories recalled. Take, for example, “97 Avalon,” the vivid first single from Infinitely Tall, a future slow-dance classic led by one of Charlie’s most sublime vocals to date. Inspired by the white 1997 Toyota Avalon that Charlie shared with his twin brother growing up, it’s a perfect vignette rendered in song. “Every verse is a different drive in that automobile, one year later than the last verse,” says Charlie. “In the end, all you can do is be filled with love for what you know.”
Similarly evocative are “Break The Rhythm” and “Dancing Thru The Mental Breakdown”, two indie rock-influenced tracks that find Charlie deftly unpacking rootlessness and toxic social media culture. Landing somewhere between Randy Newman and Guided By Voices, each track is uniquely, profoundly Charlie, the former written in the midst of his first tour — and capturing all the ambiguity that entails — and the latter “a sardonic denunciation of my own ego and a sharp tongued commentary on the social fabric in which a modern musician is forced to partake in.”
All of this is to say: Charlie’s first music since 2020, and first body of work since 2019, has been worth the wait. Dazzling and teeming with life, Infinitely Tall is a surprising, wide-reaching next chapter for one of this generation’s most promising young songwriters, and the perfect collection to lead into a world tour taking place in the latter half of 2022. Built from the ground up, it’s an ode to home that, hopefully, feels like a home for you — wherever you may be.