Phony Debuts New Single/Video “The Middle”

Phony (aka Los Angeles-based Neil Berthier) today shares “The Middle”, the final single off his new album At Some Point You Stop, out this Friday, July 29th. It arrives alongside a Dom Vaughn-directed video that culls inspiration from David Cronenberg, The Twilight Zone, and 80’s slasher films. “It depicts a body-horror procedure that plugs Neil into a simulation,” explains Vaughn. “The VR setup allows him to experience a kind of cosmic gumbo of abject loneliness and his happiest memories.” The song, Berthier explains, is about the devastating loss of his father: “I had a tough time dealing with my father’s dementia conceptually. To cope, I wrote letters to get my feelings out there, knowing no one would see them. It was more helpful than I thought it would be. This song is about wishing there was a recipient to eventually read these letters, but knowing that’s not possible.”

Phony is set to support Joyce Manor on their August U.S. tour, with opener Prince Daddy and the Hyena as his touring band.




PHONY Live Dates:
08/03 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater ^
08/04 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown ^
08/05 – Minneapolis, MI – First Avenue ^
08/06 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall ^
08/07 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater ^
08/08 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre ^
08/09 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall ^
08/10 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ^
08/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel ^
08/13 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner ^
08/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
08/16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live ^
08/17 – Richmond, VA – The National ^
08/18 – Columbia, SC The Senate ^
08/19 – Nashville TN – Eastside Bowl ^
08/20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ^
08/21 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live ^
08/23 – Houston, TX – Warehouse LIve ^
08/24 – Austin, TX – Far Out Lounge ^
08/25 – Dallas, TX – Studio at the Factory ^
08/27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren ^

^ with Joyce Manor, Citizen, and Prince Daddy & the Hyena6