The Portland trio Lovers makes a return visit to OPB, performing songs from their new release, A Friend in the World. Watch the videos here, and download an mp3 of the song “Oh Yeah” in the audio section below.
Playlist: Lovers at OPB
Here’s the full session audio including the interview, and where you can get a free download of the song “Oh Yeah.”
Long a fixture on the Portland scene, Lovers (Carolyn Berk, Kerby Ferris and Emily Kingan) has been performing together for more than a decade. The new album, A Friend in the World, is the band’s seventh studio release, and fuses their synth pop sound with Berk’s intimate lyrics. Lovers’ rhythmic punch has become more attenuated over the years — listen to the tribal drumming of “Purple Sage” — and Berk has become a full-time vocalist, no longer playing guitar. Songs from the new record including “Oh Yeah” and “The Modern Art Museum of the Modern Kiss Goodbye” have been opbmusic favorites and fixtures on our playlist since the summer.
Lovers will be on tour on the East Coast starting mid-October, then in Europe, and back on the West Coast before the end of the year. Keep an eye on the band’s website for a Portland concert date in 2014.
Audio Production: Steven Kray with assistance from Randy Layton.
Video Production: Jarratt Taylor, with shooters Marjorie Deocampo, Sam Smith and David Christensen
Executive Producer: David Christensen