Saint Bernadette release The Nevers album + tour dates w/ Only Living Boy

Saint Bernadette

Saint Bernadette released their fifth album, The Nevers last week and are currently on the road with New Jersey's ONLY LIVING BOY. OLB will open each evening's show with their "riff-driven, no-nonsense rock and roll" (Aquarian Weekly), then remain onstage as the core backing group for Saint Bernadette.

Saint Bernadette's lead vocalist Meredith DiMenna collaborated on a track with Only Living Boy's Joe Cirotti for a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor Pasa," a fitting homage considering the origin of the Jersey trio's band name.

Cartoonist BOB CAMP, best known for his work with Ren & Stimpy, ThunderCats and many more, designed the new Saint Bernadette t-shirts and the band have a one of a kind, signed print to giveaway. The winner will be selected at random and all you have to do is sign up with your email address on their Facebook page (link below).

A full list of tour dates for Saint Bernadette and Only Living Boy can be found below.

DiMenna along with her now ex-husband and ex-bandmate Keith Saunders, wrote and recorded The Nevers throughout and following the end of their musical and emotional partnership.

Produced by Danny Kadar [My Morning Jacket, Avett Brothers], The Nevers is the sound of a marriage falling apart. The anger and betrayal mixed in with sadness and even hope, its recording is a musical chronicle of DiMenna and Saunders' break-up after 10 years together, the last three as man and wife as well as collaborators.

From the biblical fury of the Led Zeppelin-meets-Heart righteous anger of "In the Time of Moses," the pounding AC/DC-style female empowerment of "Take It If It's Yours" and the Stonesy blues of "Whatcha Prayin For" to lap steel virtuoso Joe Novelli's weeping, squawking guitars which close out "Over the Line" and the crashing garage-rock of "The Winding Road" and the raw confessional of "In the Next Go Round," The Nevers has blood on its tracks.

Producer Kadar explaines appeal: "This is the kind of album, when you're going through these kinds of things, a friend hands it to you and says, 'Listen to this.' And nothing else will do."

"It's been difficult for me to figure out what to say about the album," says Meredith, who cites Ella Fitzgerald and Dusty Springfield as her varieties, but has been compared to every female diva from Shirley Bassey to Grace Slick and PJ Harvey, not to mention Robert Plant, Jim Morrison and Greg Dulli. "I think the songs speak for both of us."

Saint Bernadette 2011 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

October 2011

Oct 11 - Amarillo, TX – Casey's Bar – w/ Only Living Boy
Oct 12 - Lubbock, TX – Bash Riprock's – w/ Only Living Boy
Oct 13 - Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlie's – w/ Only Living Boy
Oct 15 - Wichita, KS – Lizard Lounge – w/ Only Living Boy
Oct 16 - Des Moines, IA – Vaudville Mews – w/ Only Living Boy
Oct 17 - Minneapolis, MN – Kitty Kat Club – w Only Living Boy
Oct 18 - Minneapolis, MN – Cause – w/ Only Living Boy
Oct 19 - Osage, IA – Sunny Brae Country Club – w/ Only Living Boy
Oct 20 - Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet – w/ Chamberlin
Oct 21 - Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter

Photo credit: Tim Geaney

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